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Jury selection in Boston bombing trial moves into arduous phase

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Jury selection for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will move into a more difficult phase on Wednesday after the court wraps up its initial screening of 1,200 candidates summoned to appear...

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Ten dead in shooting at French satirical weekly

Police and firefighters gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the officesAt least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, Paris prosecutors said. Deputy Mayor of Paris Bruno Julliard earlier said "six people are seriously injured", including a policeman. French President Francois Hollande was on his way to the scene of the shooting and called an emergency cabinet meeting, the presidency said. The publication's cartoonist Renaud Luzier earlier told AFP there were "casualties" after the incident.


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As snow moves out, ‘dangerously cold air’ on the way

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors.

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FBI to question ‘hundreds of witnesses’ in hospital shooting

A Department of Homeland Security helicopter flies over the El Paso VA and Beaumont Army Medical Center campus during the search for a gunman in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans' hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau's top El Paso agent said.


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FBI to question ‘hundreds of witnesses’ in hospital shooting

A Department of Homeland Security helicopter flies over the El Paso VA and Beaumont Army Medical Center campus during the search for a gunman in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans' hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau's top El Paso agent said.


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Gunman fatally shoots one person, kills himself at Army medical facility in Texas

Army Hospital Shooter ReportedAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot one person and then killed himself in an incident on Tuesday at a U.S. Army facility in El Paso, Texas, a senior U.S. Army official said. The names of those who died were not released. The shootings took place at a veterans' clinic at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in the western Texas city. "The alleged shooter is dead and we have one casualty. That casualty is deceased," Major General Stephen Twitty, the commander of Fort Bliss, told a news conference. The facility, which is part of Fort Bliss, had been on lockdown for several hours. ...


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