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Tensions high as ambush suspect evades capture

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CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the ru... Full Story

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    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials.

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