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VP Joe Biden will not seek Democratic nomination for president in 2016

Accompanied by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for President in 2016.

Multiple people killed, wounded as gunman opens fire at Oregon college

A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing several people and wounding others, county officials and local media reported, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school.

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Two Virginia television journalists fatally shot in live on-air attack

Reporter and cameraman killed while conducting an interview for a fetaure segment for a morning news show.

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Former President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to brain

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday he will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain later in the day.

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Civil rights icon Julian Bond dead at age of 75

Bond died from undisclosed causes Saturday in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday aged 75.

Gunman dead, 3 injured at movie theater shooting in Nashville suburb

Police in Nashville, Tennessee, responded on Wednesday to a report of a person with a gun at a movie theater.

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Man accused of killing nine at South Carolina church captured

White gunman kills nine black worshippers during Wednesday night prayer service

A guman is still at large following a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. Police are describing the murderous assault as a hate crime.

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Keurig recalls more than 7 million brewing machines

Keurig said it would recall about 7.2 million hot beverage-brewing machines that could overheat and cause injury by spraying hot liquids on users.

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Facebook's privacy update: 5 things to know

Deadline to comment is Nov. 20

Facebook doesn’t just track what you do on its site. It also collects information about your activities when you’re off Facebook.

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First U.S. Ebola case confirmed

The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas

Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.

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Eric Holder leaving U.S. attorney general post

The announcement is planned for 4:30 p.m. at the White House

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will remain on the job until a successor is chosen.

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U2 releases new album for free on iTunes

Apple is giving away U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," for free on its iTunes store through Oct. 13.

'All clear' at U.S. Army's Fort Lee in Virginia after report of shooter

Shooter reported at Fort Lee. Installation is in lockdown.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop concerned over potential impact of new carbon emission rules

Enviornmental regulations also should take into account the economic impact, congressman says

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said he has asked the EPA to extend the commenting period on its new carbon emission regulations for 120 days to give all sides a chance to give their views on the rules and their impact.