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Houston airport shooter killed self, police say

The gunman who fired shots into the ceiling of a Houston airport on Thursday left behind a suicide note saying he had a “monster within” and he wanted police to stop him before he hurt others, police said Friday. 64 more words

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Budget cuts ground Blue Angels, Thunderbirds

By Brad Lendon

(CNN) — The nation’s best military fliers have had their wings clipped, thanks to the forced spending cuts imposed on the federal government this year. 53 more words

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Bow cut from U.S. ship stranded on reef

The bow of a U.S. Navy warship that grounded on a Philippine reef in January was cut from the rest of the hull on Tuesday, lifted by a massive crane, and dropped on a waiting barge. 90 more words

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Five colorful quotes from Hugo Chavez

When Hugo Chavez won re-election as Venezuela’s president last fall, we shared five of his most colorful quotes with you.

After his death Tuesday we thought it would be worth doing so again. 399 more words

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Storm expected to bring blizzard conditions

A storm system in the U.S. West is expected to pose a triple threat to the country over the next three days, eventually bringing snow to the Southwest, a blizzard to the Central Plains, and severe storms to Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, according to CNN’s weather unit. 117 more words

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Uncle Sam says it's not Presidents Day

If you’re off school or work Monday in observance of Presidents Day, you’ve got it all wrong, at least according to the federal government.

Federal offices are closed Monday because it’s Washington’s Birthday, a holiday to honor the first U.S. 152 more words

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Sailors from Civil War ironclad to get Arlington burial

The remains of two U.S. Navy sailors, recovered in 2002 from the wreck of the service’s first ironclad warship, the USS Monitor, will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, the Navy said Tuesday. 190 more words

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