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Jury Says Gun Shop Must Pay Wounded Officers Nearly $6 Million

Two severely injured Milwaukee policemen successfully argued that Badger Guns was negligent in selling to a "straw buyer" for someone who was underage.

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Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.

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Taliban Announces It Has Withdrawn From Afghan City Of Kunduz

The Taliban said in a statement they have achieved all their objectives including seizing the major transportation hub of Kunduz, releasing its fighters from a prison and grabbing tons of weapons.

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Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Escapes Prosecution

Zimbabwe clears Walter Palmer and says the hunt was legal.

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Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims

A U.S. appeals court compared the police department's program to periods of discrimination against groups of Americans — such as Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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Twitter, Its Share Price Dropping, Plans To Cut Up To 8 Percent Of Workforce

How do you say, "Wall Street is getting frustrated," in 140 characters?

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Planned Parenthood Will No Longer Accept Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue

President Cecile Richards said accusations that the organization illegally profits from tissue provided to researchers have "nothing to do with our fetal tissue donation compliance process."

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MH17 Findings: Dutch Safety Board Says Russian Buk Missile Took Down Plane

The Russian missile manufacturer also released its own report, disputing the Dutch findings and instead pointing the blame for last year's crash of the Boeing 777 at Ukrainian forces.

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Iranian Parliament Votes To Approve Nuclear Deal

The bill must still be reviewed by a group of senior clerics, but President Hassan Rouhani's administration is hailing lawmakers' vote as a "historic decision."

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Top Stories: Democrats' Presidential Debate; Beer Company Merger

Also: Dutch investigators think a Russian missile downed a Malaysian jet last year; Iranian lawmakers approve the nuclear accord with six world powers; and Playboy won't publish nude photos. anymore.

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King Of Beers: SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Budweiser Brewer

If the deal is formally agreed upon, the company would own around 31 percent of beer sales around the world.

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Playboy Magazine To Stop Publishing Nude Images

The magazine makes the change as a result of competition from the Internet.

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Confederate Flag Supporters In Georgia Indicted On Terrorism Charges

The indictment stems from a July incident in which a group of white men in Confederate flag-adorned pickup trucks verbally clashed with black partygoers. Some of the confrontation was caught on video.

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Giants' Daniel Fells Could Lose His Foot Due To MRSA Infection

The New York Giants dedicated their Sunday night win over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, who is in the hospital suffering from a MRSA infection.

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Governor, Large Crowds Cheer Students Returning To Oregon College

A mass shooting came on the first week of classes at Umpqua Community College; this past weekend, families and loved ones held memorial services and funerals for many of the victims.

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Dodgers' Utley, Suspended For Reckless Slide, Is Eligible To Play Tonight

Utley appealed a two-game suspension handed down by MLB for a slide that broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg. The appeal will not be heard today, meaning Utley can play in Game 3 tonight.

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London Police Stop Watching Ecuadorean Embassy For Sign Of Assange

After three years and more than $15 million, Scotland Yard says it's removing the guards that have waited outside the Ecuadorean Embassy for a chance to arrest the WikiLeaks founder.

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If It Were A Movie, 'Oregon Pot' Would Be No. 4 At The Box Office

If legal marijuana were a movie, the $11 million that's estimated to have been spent during Oregon's first week of sales would place it fourth on the latest list of U.S. weekend box-office receipts.

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New Rebel Coalition Forms In Syria; Insurgents Lost Ground Over Weekend

Led by Kurds, the coalition could receive U.S. air support in the fight against both President Bashar al-Assad and ISIS. Its members also include Arabs and Assyrian Christians.

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Top Stories: Economics Nobel; Dell To Buy EMC For $67 Billion

Also: A NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing 5; suicide bombers kill 38 people in Chad over the weekend; and hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were delayed over a technical glitch.

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