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    Storm may snarl Christmas travel

    Storm may snarl Christmas travelA storm developing in the Southeast and heading up the east coast is expected to hit just in time for Christmas. Be sure to have a backup plan if you're traveling this holiday season.
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    Protestors assault TV camera man, smash camera

    Protestors assault TV camera man, smash cameraA WKYC photojournalist was assaulted while covering police brutality protests in Cleveland. The assault was caught on at least two cameras.
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    FBI 'use of force' instructor: I want agents to fail

    FBI 'use of force' instructor: I want agents to failFBI agents undergo use of force simulation training where they're put into situations where they could use deadly force. An instructor for the agency said he hopes agents fail in training to lower their chances of failing in the field.
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    Top 10 kid's video games of 2014

    Top 10 kid's video games of 2014From 'Super Smash Bros.' to 'Pokemon Art Academy,' here is the list of top ten children's video games on consoles in 2014.
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    Seven people struck by lightning after NFL game

    Seven people struck by lightning after NFL gameSeven people were struck by lightning in a parking lot outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, just as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers game ended on Sunday afternoon.
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    Family asks for peace after NYPD officers 'ambushed'

    Family asks for peace after NYPD officers 'ambushed'An undertone of peace permeated a vigil for two slain NYPD police officers, as family and community leaders urged healing and togetherness in the wake of the crime.
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    Sheriff: Suspect apology for killing cop is 'nonsense'

    Sheriff: Suspect apology for killing cop is 'nonsense'Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. apologized as he was taken into jail for allegedly killing 45-year-old Tarpon Springs, Florida, police officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek. The sheriff is calling that apology "a bunch of nonsense."
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    • 12 hours, 46 minutes ago
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    Seattle pays respect to slain NYPD officers

    Seattle pays respect to slain NYPD officersSheriff John Urguhart of King County, Washington, has ordered his deputies to wear mourning bands across their badges in support of the two New York police officers who were fatally shot.
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    • 12 hours, 56 minutes ago
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    Florida police officer dies after being shot, ran over

    Florida police officer dies after being shot, ran overTarpon Springs, Florida, police officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint. Police say Marco Parilla Jr. was trying to avoid arrest when he shot, then ran over, officer Kondek.
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    • 14 hours, 36 minutes ago
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    Florida suspect in cop killing: 'I apologize'

    Florida suspect in cop killing: 'I apologize'Marco Parilla Jr., the man police say fatally shot and ran over a Florida police officer, apologized to Officer Charles Kondek's family as he walked into the jail.
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    • 14 hours, 36 minutes ago
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    Monday's forecast: Most of U.S. can expect rain

    Monday's forecast: Most of U.S. can expect rainThe national weather forecast for Monday, December 22nd, calls for rain across most of the U.S.
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    Critic's Corner: SNL's Christmas special

    Critic's Corner: SNL's Christmas specialUSA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews the television lineup for Monday, December 22nd with SNL's Christmas special, 'Major Crimes,' and 'Anger Management.'
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    Arrested Mall of America protesters to be charged

    Arrested Mall of America protesters to be chargedArrests were made at the Black Lives Matter protest held at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on Saturday night. Both Bloomington police officials and the city attorney say that those arrested will face serious consequences.
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    Store stands ground on religious window display

    Store stands ground on religious window displayA Maine furniture store has been receiving some negative feedback after decorating one of its windows with a religious Christmas theme.
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    These dogs herd sheep for points

    These dogs herd sheep for pointsOur K-9 companions have many roles in our lives. Some even help us with jobs that are centuries old, like sheep herding.
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    'Mayhem' Panther fan defends 'tasteless' costume

    'Mayhem' Panther fan defends 'tasteless' costumeThe man who wore a crash costume at the first Panthers game after Cam Newton's car accident responds to online backlash.
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    See part of Texas A and M stadium implode

    See part of Texas A and M stadium implodeThe west side of Texas A and M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of $450 million in football stadium improvements.
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    Tasty gingerbread house created in 60-second timelapse

    Tasty gingerbread house created in 60-second timelapseSee timelapse video of an elaborate gingerbread house be created by Atwood's, a Louisiana bakery that's appeared on TLC and the Food Network.
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    2 NYPD officers dead in ambush-style shooting

    2 NYPD officers dead in ambush-style shootingTwo NYPD officers were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon, in what NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton called "execution-style." The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was later found shot to death in a nearby subway station.
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    North Pole meets Southern charm at this park

    North Pole meets Southern charm at this parkEvery winter, Stone Mountain Park transforms into a wonderland fit for Santa. The Atlanta-area attraction features more than 2 million Christmas lights and several football fields worth of snow.
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    • 2 days, 1 hour ago
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    Sunday's forecast: Showers for much of the Southeast

    Sunday's forecast: Showers for much of the SoutheastThe national weather forecast for Sunday, December 21 calls for showers for much of the Southeast and the Pacific Northwest, while it will be dry and cold in New England.
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    Police brutality protesters storm Mall of America

    Police brutality protesters storm Mall of AmericaAt least twelve people were arrested at the Mall of America on Saturday during a police brutality protest. Despite mall warnings that the facility is private property, hundreds gathered to demonstrate.
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    Woman uses love of baking to help those in need

    Woman uses love of baking to help those in needOne Houston woman is using her love of baking as a way to help others this holiday season. So far, Inge Liesner has baked 70 cakes to sell around her retirement home, with every penny donated to help senior citizens in her area.
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    Woman owns how many Santa Claus figurines?!

    Woman owns how many Santa Claus figurines?!Wanda Emde's passion for collecting Santa Claus figurines began 50 years ago. This 80-year-old now has so many figurines that she has to number them to keep track.
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    State Department issues worldwide travel alert

    State Department issues worldwide travel alertThe State Department is warning Americans to remain vigilant as they travel abroad over the holidays. The worldwide alert comes days after a deadly hostage standoff gripped Sydney.
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    See cop narrowly miss being hit by runaway truck

    See cop narrowly miss being hit by runaway truckA near-fatal accident was caught on video as a runaway FedEx truck slammed into a parked patrol car on the side of a Georgia highway. No one was injured in the accident but the truck driver was trapped inside his vehicle for more than an hour.
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    Deadly Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    Deadly Listeria outbreak linked to caramel applesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against eating prepackaged apples following a Listeria outbreak that killed four people and sickened dozens more cross the country.
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