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James 'Whitey' Bulger, notorious Boston gangster, found dead in prison; homicide suspected

James “Whitey’’ Bulger, the ruthless Boston gangster who eluded authorities for 16 years before being captured and then convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders, has died at a prison in West Virginia.   Bulger, 89,…
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Four Pittsburgh police officers recovering after terror at synagogue are heroes

Four police officers were among the wounded in the attack on a synagogue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill as they answered Saturday's 911 call that became the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. …
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Alleged synagogue shooter posted his intent on social media

The man who allegedly gunned down 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue used three handguns and an AR-15 assault rifle in the 20-minute rampage and screamed to SWAT officers who wounded him in a shootout…
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FBI confirms 12th suspicious package recovered in Florida

Two more suspicious packages were recovered Friday, one in Florida addressed to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and the other in New York addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. A source told…
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Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN, others; no injuries

Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks two weeks before nationwide elections that could reshape Congress and serve…
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Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

Lottery officials say someone has won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.  Mega Millions officials say a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night's drawing. The massive jackpot is…
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Image of iceberg captured by NASA looks like a perfect rectangle

Usually when we think of icebergs, we don't imagine perfect geometric shapes.  But that's exactly what NASA captured in an image posted on Twitter of an iceberg in what appears to be the shape of…
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Deadly deer virus found on Minnesota farm

Several deer from a private herd on a Minnesota farm have contracted a deadly virus that until now has not yet been seen in the state.  Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials say the virus…
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Mega Millions 2018: What are the odds of winning the $970 million jackpot, and more questions answered

The $970 million Mega Millions jackpot will be up for grabs Friday night, after ballooning from $868 million Wednesday morning.  Do you think you have the lucky numbers? Here are the answers to your questions about the…
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Wisconsin girl missing 4 days: What we know about Jayme Closs' disappearance and her parents' death

Missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs was still at home when her parents were shot to death this week, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday.  He said authorities still have no suspects in the case, but…
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