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Fort Hood Shooting
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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Will All The Safeway Stores Become Albertsons?

Safeway just sold all of their stores to the owner of Albertsons. But officials say that this merger will not mean any store changes! Whew! I love me some Safeway!

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Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Micheal Carter. (Getty Images, Alex Wong)
Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Micheal Carter. (Getty Images, Alex Wong)
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Spokane Native Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter Earns Medal of Honor

Spokane has had bad news lately with the beating death of an 88 year old World War II veteran so I would be remiss if I didn't highlight some good news for our state and neighbors to the north. 

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Mark Sutton and Gary Connery parachuting during opening ceremonies of London Olympics 2012
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Stuntman Who Played James Bond Character In London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Killed In Accident

The parachutist who escorted a fictional Queen Elizabeth to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics is dead after an aerial diving accident.

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Louisiana Town Swallowed By Sinkhole [VIDEO]

While there have been incidents with sinkholes swallowing a car or even a house, the unfortunate town of Bayou Corne in Louisiana is vanishing.

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A ground squirrel in Florida was infected with the bacteria that causes the plague.
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Ground Squirrel in California Tests Positive for Plague, Forces Closure of Campgrounds in Los Angeles

A dead squirrel found in Los Angeles County tested positive for bubonic plague, forcing the closure of all nearby campgrounds.

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Asiana Airline Sues TV News Station for Prank on Crew Names

San Francisco television station KTVU is facing a lawsuit from the airline involved in the July 6 crash because a prank on names "damaged its reputation"

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Yarnell Hill Fire
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19 Arizona Firefighters Killed in Yarnell Hill Wildfire

It is the largest number of firefighters lost from one wildfire in more than 30 years, and the most from a single event since the September 11 attacks in 2001. In total, 19 firefighters have perished while on the front lines of a wildfire in Arizona, 18 of them were members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew

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Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Reunites with Trapped Dog During Live Interview

Even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, miracles can occur.

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GA high school senior posts mug shot of principal online
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Teenager Suspended for Posting Mug Shot of Principal on Instagram

Our Moron of the Week comes from Georgia.

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3 crewmen killed in KC-135 crash from Fairchild AFB in Spokane
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Three Airmen Killed Sunday in Tanker Crash Were From Spokane’s Fairchild Air Force Base

Three Airmen stationed in Spokane were part of the crew of a KC-135 refueling tanker plane that was engaged in operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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Major Police Operation Underway in Boston Suburb [UPDATED]

6:55 AM ET:  The AP is reporting that the suspects are from Chechnya, and have lived in the US for at least one year. The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Ma. NBC News is reporting that both suspects are brothers. Sources say that the men may have military experience, according to law enforcement officials.

6:30 AM ET: CNN is reporting that officials are worried that the suspect who remains at large could have explosives on his body. An official tells the network that the suspect killed overnight had explosives on his body.  As a result, city officials have suspended all public transportation for the time being. Those in Watertown and the surrounding neighborhoods are being urged to shelter in place until further notice. Many colleges have cancelled classes for the day.  Businesses are being told not to open. 

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