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Suspect nabbed in fatal shooting of Pennsylvania police officer

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a veteran police officer who was responding to a domestic dispute in western Pennsylvania.

State police say Ray Shetler Jr. was captured at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday after a six-hour manhunt while walking near a power plant outside New Florence, which is about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police believe Shetler shot St.

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Photo of dog's taped muzzle sets off Web frenzy; police investigating

A photo posted to Facebook of a dog with its muzzle taped shut has gained worldwide attention and created a social media frenzy.

The photo with the caption "This is what happens when you don't shut up!!!" was posted to a Facebook page belonging to a woman named Katie Brown, who according to her page lives in South Daytona, Fla.

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Tyshawn on swing when gangbangers out for revenge targeted him: prosecutors

On the way to his grandmother's South Side home, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee stopped at a nearby park to play on a swing set, setting his beloved basketball down nearby.

But Cook County prosecutors say three members of a Black P Stones faction had targeted the 83-pound boy to avenge a shooting by rivals three weeks earlier in which a mother was wounded and her 25-year-old son killed.

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Live Blog: Marchers protest Laquan McDonald shooting
March protesting Laquan McDonald's death to hit Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” Friday up Michigan Avenue, the city’s premier shopping district, in the wake of the release of video showing a police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald.

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Man draped in U.S. flag apprehended after jumping White House fence

A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.

The Secret Service says the man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. The incident took place about 2:45 p.m. EST.

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