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Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia despite the defense’s attempt to cast guilt upon several others, including the child’s parents.

 
Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.

 
Kate makes first appearance since royal birth

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since giving birth to Prince George last month, joining her husband, Prince William, at a running event in Wales on Friday.

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Gun control fight begins anew with White House push

Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a loophole that lets felons circumvent background checks. Vice President Joe Biden will be on the front lines.

Obama: Syrian goverment carried out chemical attack

President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. But new hurdles emerged that appeared to slow the formation of an international coalition that could use military force to punish Syria.

 
Another march on Washington remembers MLK’s dream

Taking stock of progress both made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the same spot where he gave unforgettable voice to the struggle for racial equality 50 years earlier.

 
Second suspect arrested in death of WWII vet

Spokane Police on Monday arrested a second teen suspect in last week’s beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran who authorities say likely fought back against his attackers.

 
Another march on Washington remembers MLK’s dream

Taking stock of progress both made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the same spot where he gave unforgettable voice to the struggle for racial equality 50 years earlier.

California wildfire was years in making, experts say

Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive wildfires on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say. The fire had ravaged 282 square miles by Tuesday, the biggest in the Sierra’s recorded history and one of the largest on record in California.

Body found in jilted girlfriend’s freezer in Minn.

A Minnesota woman beat her boyfriend to death, wrapped his body in plastic and duct tape, then hid it in a freezer because he was trying to break up with her, prosecutors said.

Governments demanded data on 38,000 Facebook users in six months

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of 2013, with about half the orders coming from U.S. agents, the company said Tuesday. Facebook turned over some data in response to about 60 percent of those requests.