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Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confess... Full Story

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  • Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings
    Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

  • Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12
    Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

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    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

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    North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

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  • Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments
    Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarments

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God.

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  • Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training
    Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

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  • Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.

  • $8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

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    Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

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