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Arizona break-in highlights gun-possessing clergy

PHOENIX (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest responding to a break-in at his downtown Phoenix church grabbed a handgun that police say ended up in the burglar's hands — and was then used to kill a fellow priest who tried to help.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Lawmakers: IRS lost more emails in tea party probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Officials: US drone strike kills 4 in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike targeting a militant hideout in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border killed four men on Wednesday, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Militants lay siege to Iraq's largest oil refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic militants laid siege to Iraq's largest oil refinery Wednesday, threatening a facility key to the country's domestic supplies as part of their ongoing offensive north of the capital, a top security official said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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First US executions since botched lethal injection

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Within an hour, Georgia, then Missouri carried out the nation's first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April raised new concerns about capital punishment.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Benghazi suspect in US custody for 2012 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014

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