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at 19:05 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Florida authorities say a police officer has been shot and killed; suspect in custody

MIAMI - Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.

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at 19:28 on December 21, 2014, EST.

NY cop killer had long criminal history, apparent mental instability

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government, and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.

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at 19:23 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England on anniversary of civil partnership

LONDON - Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.

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at 18:05 on December 21, 2014, EST.

7 people taken to hospital after lightning strikes near Tampa Bay Bucs stadium

TAMPA, Fla. - Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.

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at 18:01 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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at 16:34 on December 21, 2014, EST.

NYPD: Ambush killer of 2 officers told passers-by 'watch what I'm going to do'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do."

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at 15:41 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Obama calls NY police commissioner, offers full support after 2 officers killed

HONOLULU, Hawaii - President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.

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at 14:04 on December 21, 2014, EST.

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage that killed 148

ISLAMABAD - Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said.

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at 12:35 on December 21, 2014, EST.

As burials fuel Ebola outbreak, prominent Sierra Leoneans urge families to hold safe funerals

DAKAR, Senegal - The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

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at 10:44 on December 21, 2014, EST.

North Dakota 6th grader forgoes Christmas gifts to fundraise for water charity for Africa

BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota middle school student is giving up his Christmas gifts to raise money to provide clean water in African countries.

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at 10:01 on December 21, 2014, EST.

NewsAlert: Police officer shot to death in Florida, suspect in custody

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Authorities say police officer shot to death in Tarpon Springs, Florida; suspect in custody.

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at 22:10 on December 20, 2014, EST.

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children whose bodies were found inside her home

SYDNEY - An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

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