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Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

 

From prayers to fury: The journey of Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 6/7/2014 in National

Bowe Bergdahl stands, hands at his sides, his loose-fitting Pashtun smock and pants bright white against the rocky landscape. The hillsides are dotted with armed Afghans, rifles ready.

World honors D-Day's fallen, 70 years on

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders today in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France.

Texas Republican Party advances 'reparative therapy' for gays

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called "reparative therapy" on minors.

Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

 

Officials: Concern for Bergdahl led to secrecy

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

Fears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.

 

Veterans Administration head says 18 vets left off waiting list have died

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

In a new revelation in the growing VA scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died.

 

'Heroes' helped stop gunman at Seattle university

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

When a lone gunman armed with a shotgun at a small Seattle university stopped firing at students to reload, another student pepper-sprayed him and subdued him with the help of others and prevented more deaths, police said.

 

Man suspected of killing Canadian Mounties caught

Posted 6/6/2014 in National

The man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the wounding of two others in a rare case of gun violence in eastern Canada was arrested early today, police said.

Bergdahl uproar halts plan for return celebration

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

There will be no hero's welcome for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in his hometown, no fanfare of parades, music or picnics in the park.

 

Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.

 

 

Application 'inconsistencies' under health insurance law

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Many of the 8 million people who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care now have an asterisk next to their names.

 

 

Witnesses: Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said today.

 

 

3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Posted 6/5/2014 in National

Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect.

 

 

Top military officer: Bergdahl case not closed

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.

 

 

House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.

 

 

Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.

 

 

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