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FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years

FBI investigators document the Garland, Texas crime scene. (AP Photo / Brandon Wade)

Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire outside a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Father of slain baby calls on shooters to surrender

The father of a toddler who was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Kent says he’s not a gang member, despite the contention of police that the shooting was related to a feud between gangs. Updated

Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

In scattered sites along the Pacific Coast, researchers and others have reported seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars, buoying hopes for a potential comeback from a disease that has caused millions of sea stars to disintegrate into goo. Updated

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