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Gunman shot ex-girlfriend before killing NYPD cops

The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl Brinsley found a way to slip into his ex-girlfriend's apartment building.

A fight over the status of their relationship quickly erupted around 5:30...

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No charges for Milwaukee officer in fatal shooting

A district attorney has decided against charges in the case of a police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill man more than a dozen times in Milwaukee.

The officer, Christopher Manney, killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in April.

The offic...

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US Rep. Grimm to plead guilty

New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm will plead guilty to one count of tax evasion on Tuesday in a New York court, according to a U.S. law enforcement official.

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Analyst: North Korea's Internet disrupted

North Korea's Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance.

The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over ...

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A peek into North Korea's Internet

So, North Korea's Internet went down. What is it like anyway?

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The real story behind Santa Claus

Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.

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NYC mayor meets with families of slain police

Amid criticism that he's fanned tensions between the public and police, New York's mayor met with the families of two slain officers on Monday.

"They are in tremendous pain," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters, "and they are worried deeply."

The mayor...

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De Blasio grapples with police shootings

The point-blank shooting of two New York City police officers this weekend is testing whether Mayor Bill de Blasio's brand of unapologetic liberalism can work in a city that's spent decades under mayors who made law and order a top priority.

Spokesman says Ali's prognosis good

Muhammad Ali, shown here with singer Jennifer Lopez at a March 23, 2013, event in Phoenix, Arizona, was hospitalized with pneumonia Saturday.

Muhammad Ali 'vastly improved' after pneumonia

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" after being hospitalized over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

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Senator's Cuba idea: Unleash Spring Breakers

Sen. Jeff Flake is one of the only Republicans to support President Barack Obama's decision to relax sanctions against Cuba.

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What to know: Ebola

The world's worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people. Learn more about this deadly disease and its symptoms.

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Airlines most likely to lose your luggage

Holiday travel is already hectic and stress-inducing, but nothing is worse than when an airline losses your luggage. Here are the worst culprits.

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Top honors of 2014

Who was named the most powerful person in the world this year? Who was the Sexiest Man Alive? Find out in this gallery of 2014's top honors.

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Top holiday lights destinations

From dazzling Disney displays to brilliant boat parades, these top holiday lights destinations are a spectacular way to ring in the season.

What every state in the U.S. is worst at

According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.

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Notable TV exits through the years

Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Best & worst value cars for 2015

Get the most bang for your buck with these best value cars for 2015. Also, learn which ones to avoid.

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What to know: Boko Haram

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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Ice pancakes baffle experts

Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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Fallout from NY cop killings

Brian Todd reports on the heavy fallout from the murders of two New York police officers.

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Satanic holiday display creates controversy

A controversial display from the Detroit Satanic Temple is now on the front lawn of the State Capitol.

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NYC Mayor: Our obligation is to families in mourning

The slain officers are "now our family and we will stand by them," de Blasio said in a news conference Monday. "Our first obligation is to respect these families in mourning."

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OPEC content to wait out falling oil prices

Oil prices are falling fast. While that's good news for most consumers, it's proving problematic for oil producing nations. But that's not swaying the Arab countries who dominate the oil production cartel OPEC.

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Leaders call for peace after NYPD slayings

Neighbors joined all New Yorkers in mourning the two NYPD officers slain in their patrol car Saturday. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams asked organizers of recent demonstrations to put protests on hold until the officers can be buried in peace.

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103-year-old golfer hits hole in one

It might take most golfers a lifetime to hit a single hole-in-one. Gus Andreone hit his 8th ace on Wednesday and at 103, he’s the oldest ever to get one. He hit his first hole-in-one in 1939.

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New details on NYPD shooting suspect

Police believe the suspect in the NYPD shootings also shot his girlfriend in Baltimore before traveling to New York.

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On Camera: Christmas display uses 60K lights

A family in Poland decked out their home with more than 60,000 Christmas bulbs.

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Police: 2-year-old rescued from abductor

Police say someone spotted the subjects of an Amber Alert and called 911, which led to the dramatic rescue of Alex Almodovar, 2.

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On Camera: Stadium implosion

A section of Texas A&M's Kyle Field was imploded early Sunday morning. Watch from two different angles.

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