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22 police officers, firefighters to receive Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sgt. Daniel Hutchinson was shot three times but still managed to rescue two fellow sheriff's deputies from an active shooter. Officer Michael Keith used his own shirt to beat back flames from a car, then pulled a state trooper to safety just before the vehicle exploded. Fire Chief John Curly broke a burning building's window with his bare hands to rescue an unconscious woman inside.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Jon Stewart's exit as a phony newsman is a loss to real news

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart's fans were gobsmacked by the sad news he delivered on Tuesday's edition of "The Daily Show": He's leaving his phony anchor desk and ending his reign as phony newsman, and the loss is to real news.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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3 shot to death near University of N.Carolina were relatives

 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man, his wife and her sister — all college students — were shot to death at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, but police had not yet given a motive or released details about the suspect.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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US job openings rise to 14-year high; job quits, hiring up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving labor market.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Man tied to abduction of UVa student now charged with murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly four months after his arrest in the disappearance of a missing University of Virginia student, Jesse Matthew Jr. has been indicted on a murder count in the case — but he won't face the death penalty and still isn't charged in the death of another student to which he's tied.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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