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    St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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    Roofs collapse under snow in Buffalo

Roofs collapse under snow in Buffalo

Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area’s three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.

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    Obama dismisses GOP with immigration orders

Obama dismisses GOP with immigration orders

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

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    FSU shooter thought government was targeting him, journal shows

FSU shooter thought government was targeting him, journal shows

A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.

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    Student-founded nonprofit to create Christmas for orphans

Student-founded nonprofit to create Christmas for orphans

After three trips with Baylor Missions in Ghana as an undergraduate studying social work, Bartlesville, Okla., master’s candidate Emily Hood fell in love with the orphanage All Nations Charity Home.

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    Obama to bypass Congress for acts on immigration

Obama to bypass Congress for acts on immigration

In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency.

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    Man crawls into sunken car, saves baby trapped in car seat

Man crawls into sunken car, saves baby trapped in car seat

A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said.

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    Obama to bring Internet to schools

Obama to bring Internet to schools

President Barack Obama called on local school officials Wednesday to help meet his goal of bringing high-speed Internet to virtually every American student within a few years.

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    First certified armless pilot to share her story of triumph

First certified armless pilot to share her story of triumph

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but it wasn’t a limitation in life, just another way to distinguish herself.

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    Small plane crashes into home

Small plane crashes into home

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.

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