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Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas
Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas ( Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Search resumes for those missing in Texas floodwaters

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

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The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police
The pressure cooker exploded on the National Mall in Washington D.C. by Capital Police (WJLA TV)
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Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges
eople march in protest to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in reaction to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges (Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images)
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Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer’s acquittal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.

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A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md
A sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime.

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Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US, during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. displays the parts and function of a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill
U.S. troops take positions as an amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during a military drill (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
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House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House panel that decides defense spending unveiled a $578.6 billion blueprint on Tuesday that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism.

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The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia.
The broken windwhield of an Amtrak train after a derailment in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
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Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility.

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People load motorcycles on to a trailer in front of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas
People load motorcycles on to a trailer in front of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas (AP Photo, Jerry Larson)
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Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs – memo

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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