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Is the U.S. fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack? Apparently not.

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Is the U.S. fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack? Apparently not.

December 19th, 2014 11:23 am by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

The Government Accountability Office said it would still take one to five years to develop a strategy to determine whether people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation and five to 10 years to plan for a full medical response.

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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

December 21st, 2014 7:05 pm by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

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 S

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Dead baby's mother accused of drugging other children

Dead baby's mother accused of drugging other children

December 21st, 2014 2:47 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Emergency responders found Jamey Chaffin sitting on the front steps of her home holding the body of her 22-month-old son on June 20, 2013.

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

December 21st, 2014 2:03 pm by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

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Police: Greeneville man charged in wake of two infant deaths

Police: Greeneville man charged in wake of two infant deaths

December 20th, 2014 10:24 pm by Staff Report

A Greeneville man has been charged in an incident that police said caused the deaths of two infants.

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AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

December 20th, 2014 9:50 pm by COLLEEN LONG, and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station

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2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

December 20th, 2014 7:38 pm by COLLEEN LONG, and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

December 20th, 2014 1:24 pm by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

December 19th, 2014 9:45 pm by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court - social conservatives and law enforcem

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New York woman accused of killing 5-year-old cousin, falsely reporting abduction

New York woman accused of killing 5-year-old cousin, falsely reporting abduction

December 19th, 2014 4:04 pm by Associated Press

The sheriff says she strangled the boy and tossed his body "like a piece of trash" into a culvert.

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Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

December 19th, 2014 3:55 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A high-speed pursuit in Southwest Virginia resulted in a deputy crashing his cruiser after acid, which was allegedly tossed out of a window by meth suspects, created a cloud of gas on the highway.

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