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Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said. Police announced that a suicide note was found at the scene of the shooting Friday morning near the cafeteria area of Independence High…

Obama urges Russia to stop bombing ‘moderate’ Syria rebels

BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing “moderate” rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. More at: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0VN0MA

Saudi Arabia and allies gather for major military exercises

It says the exercises in the country’s north will include air, sea and land forces. They are expected to last 18 days, with participating forces arriving in “the next few hours.” Most of the participants are Arab and African countries, and do not include the United States and other Westen…

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Suspect in Baton Rouge shootout dies

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