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Boston police officers stand at the location of a shooting involving a fellow officer
Boston police officers stand at the location of a shooting involving a fellow officer (CBS Boston)
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Police officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

BOSTON (AP) -- A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot.

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A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

SISTERON, France (AP) -- The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.

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Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox in 2014. (Giuseppe Bellini, Getty Images)
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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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NYC gas line may have been ‘inappropriately’ tapped, mayor says

NEW YORK (AP) -- Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.

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Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.

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Prosecutors say Andreas Lubitz, shown here in 2009, apparently withheld from his Germanwings employers the fact that a doctor had excused him from work the day he crashed a plane into a mountain, killing 150. (AP Photo/Michael Mueller)
Prosecutors say Andreas Lubitz, shown here in 2009, apparently withheld from his Germanwings employers the fact that a doctor had excused him from work the day he crashed a plane into a mountain, killing 150. (AP Photo/Michael Mueller)
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Plane crash investigation – co-pilot may have hidden an illness, German prosecutors say

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.

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New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village
New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village (AP Photo/Suzanne Mitchell)
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2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast

 NEW YORK (AP) -- Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
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Sen. Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term.

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Courtroom sketch shows Jonas M. Edmonds, left, and Hasan R. Edmonds, right, in front of an FBI agent at federal court in Chicago Thursday.  (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)
Courtroom sketch shows Jonas M. Edmonds, left, and Hasan R. Edmonds, right, in front of an FBI agent at federal court in Chicago Thursday. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)
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Domestic terrorism charge – 2 Illinois cousins planned US attack

CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join ISIS, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.

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People walk past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington
People walk past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Senate OKs GOP balanced-budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

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