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Students’ Injuries in SC Shooting Not Life-Threatening, Officials Say

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TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all...


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  • The floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 28, 2016. (C-SPAN2 via AP)

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  • Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks during a press conference in Santo Domingo on February 29, 2016. Abinader introduced today Giuliani as his new adviser on public safety. AFP/ Erika SANTELICES / AFP / ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. at Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 14, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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  • In this  July 13, 2016 photo, retired New York Police Department Sgt. Ronald Buell, center, leaves federal district court in Manhattan. Buell received probation for selling National Crime and Information Center information to a private investigator for defense attorneys. At his sentencing, Buell said he hoped other officers would learn "to never put themselves in the position I'm in." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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  • A man, right, live streams video of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers as he walks outside Bank of America Stadium, where people were protesting, in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. The Carolina Panthers hosted an NFL football game with the Minnesota Vikings at the stadium. When the national anthem was played, the protesters all dropped to one knee as many NFL players have been doing for weeks to call attention to issues, including police shootings. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

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  • A San Francisco Police puts up yellow tape to block the entrance to Park Police Station in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2016. San Francisco police were responding about Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, according to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. As officers approached, Hossein Nayeri started running and was caught after a short chase. Officers then went back to the van and found Jonathan Tieu hiding, the sheriff said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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  • FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  • (Facebook)

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  • Ernie "George" Goebel loads Dekalb corn seeds into the tanks on a planter mounted behind his John Deere tractor in 2007 near Luxemburg, Iowa. With the increase in demand for alternative energy some farmers have elected to switch to growing corn in order to produce the profitable ethanol fuel. In the nation approximately 90 million acres of corn are expected to be planted this season. (Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images)

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  • The floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 28, 2016. (C-SPAN2 via AP)

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  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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  • (Police handout)

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  • Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks during a press conference in Santo Domingo on February 29, 2016. Abinader introduced today Giuliani as his new adviser on public safety. AFP/ Erika SANTELICES / AFP / ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, listen to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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  • Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) and Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • This file photo combo of file images shows U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton. Trump wants to spur more job creation by reducing regulations and cutting taxes to encourage businesses to expand and hire more.
He also says badly negotiated free trade agreements have cost millions of manufacturing jobs. He promises to bring those jobs back by renegotiating the NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico, withdrawing from a proposed Pacific trade pact with 11 other nations, and pushing China to let its currency float freely on international markets.
Clinton has promised to spend $275 billion upgrading roads, tunnels and modern infrastructure such as broadband Internet, to create more construction and engineering jobs. Trump has said in interviews he would spend twice as much. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Chuck Burton, File)

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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. Trump said he was given a defective microphone. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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  • In this June 15, 2016, file photo, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks during a news conference at a Latino restaurant in Arlington, Va., to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Machado became a topic of conversation during the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo, File)

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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  • DANE, WI - MARCH 24: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to workers at Dane Manufacturing during a campaign stop on March 24, 2016 in Dane, Wisconsin. Wisconsin voters go to the polls for the state's primary on April 5. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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  • Presumed GOP Nominee Donald Trump and ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson and Charles Sykes)

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Clinton, Trump Battle Fiercely Over Taxes, Race, Terror

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters... Read more

  • Master of Ceremonies, Lester Holt at the 31th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on September 12, 2016 in New York City.(Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund)

    NBC’s Lester Holt Faces Balancing Act in Moderating First Presidential Debate

    The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is predicted to have one of the highest viewership numbers in debate history. Hosting the debate... Read more

  • President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

    Michelle Obama and George Bush Hug Goes Viral

    The image of First Lady Michelle Obama hugging former President George W. Bush at a ceremony to open the National Museum of African American History... Read more

  • Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) and Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Debate Night: Clinton, Trump Set for High-Stakes Showdown

    WASHINGTON—After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night’s presidential debate,... Read more

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    Trump Campaign Says Gennifer Flowers Won’t Attend Debate

    The Trump campaign has said that it did not invite Gennifer Flowers, a woman who claimed she had an affair with former president Bill Clinton... Read more

  • A man points at police as he and others yell at police while at the scene where a black man was shot by police earlier in El Cajon, east of San Diego, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

    Police Shoot, Kill Man in San Diego Area; Protesters Gather

    EL CAJON, Calif.—A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an... Read more

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    Parents Sued After Boy Killed 8-Year-Old in a Puppy Dispute

    DANDRIDGE, Tenn.—The parents of an 11-year-old boy who fatally shot an 8-year-old girl after she refused to show him her puppies are being sued for... Read more

  • A police officer deploys tape to an area near where authorities stopped a vehicle in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Man Runs Off After Stabbing Two on Metro Bus in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County authorities are searching for a man suspected of stabbing two people on a Metro bus. Sheriff’s officials say the suspect attacked two passengers... Read more

  • A San Francisco Police puts up yellow tape to block the entrance to Park Police Station in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2016. San Francisco police were responding about Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, according to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. As officers approached, Hossein Nayeri started running and was caught after a short chase. Officers then went back to the van and found Jonathan Tieu hiding, the sheriff said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Ind. Mother Faces Murder Counts in Death of Son, Daughter

    ELKHART, Ind.—A mother has been arrested on two counts of murder after her son and daughter were found dead in a vehicle in northern Indiana,... Read more

  • Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney Rich Weyrich speaks during a news conference after Arcan Cetin appeared in court on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.  (Brandy Shreve/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)

    Mall Shooting Suspect Ate With Stepfather Before Attack

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash.—A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared... Read more

  • Police investigate the car believed to belong to the alleged shooter at the scene of a shooting along Wesleyan at Law Street in Houston that left multiple people injured and the alleged shooter dead, Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2016, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Houston Gunman Had 2 Weapons, Thousands of Rounds at Scene

    HOUSTON—A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot... Read more

  • Frank Felix (left), and Josh Acosta (right) have been arrested in the murders of three people in Fullerton on Sept. 25. A 17-year-old girl was also arrested. (Facebook)

    3 Suspects, Including Teen Girl, in Custody in Orange Country, California Triple-Homicide: Police

    California police have arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl, on Sept. 25 in connection with a triple homicide, according to local reports.  Frank Felix, 25,... Read more

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    Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Locking Children in Dog Cages

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn.—A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking two adopted children in dog cages as a form of discipline while they lived in Connecticut have... Read more

  • Chris Nelson of Burlington, Wash., takes a picture of a memorial in Burlington on Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

    Mall Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash.—The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy’s department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a... Read more

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    Armed Man Shot After Pointing Gun at Officers

    COLUMBIA, Md.—Police in Maryland say officers shot a man who threatened to kill his family and himself after he pointed a gun at officers. Howard... Read more

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    Cook County Man Confesses in Court to Identical Twin’s Crime

    CHICAGO —The identical twin brother of a Cook County man who has been in prison for over a decade has confessed to committing his brother’s... Read more

  • Jennifer Molleda runs down Wesleyan Street in Houston to find her husband, Alan Wakim, who had two bullets whiz by his face after going through his windshield on the way to work along Wesleyan at Law Street in a shooting that left multiple people injured and the alleged shooter dead, Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2016. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    6 Shot, 3 Others Hurt in Houston Neighborhood; Gunman Dead

    HOUSTON—A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was... Read more

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    Police Shoot ‘Active Shooter’ at Strip Mall in Houston

    UPDATE: Suspect in shooting near strip mall that wounded 6 is dead.   HOUSTON—Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in... Read more

  • A San Francisco Police puts up yellow tape to block the entrance to Park Police Station in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2016. San Francisco police were responding about Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, according to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. As officers approached, Hossein Nayeri started running and was caught after a short chase. Officers then went back to the van and found Jonathan Tieu hiding, the sheriff said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Police: 7 Hurt in Stabbings in Boston Theater District

    BOSTON—Authorities say seven people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston’s Theater District, and police are looking for a suspect. The Boston Globe reports... Read more

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    Mexico Arrests Man on FBI’s 10 Most Wanted for Chicago Killing

    MEXICO CITY—Prosecutors in Mexico say they have detained one of the FBI’s 10 most-wanted fugitives, a Mexican citizen sought for kidnapping, rape and homicide charges... Read more

  • A police officer deploys tape to an area near where authorities stopped a vehicle in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Officials: 5 Shot, 1 Dead, After Fight at Illinois Campus Party

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University... Read more

  • Boston Police officers patrol outside the South Station train station in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 19, 2005. (Jodi Hilton/Getty Images)

    Police: 6 Injured in Stabbings in Boston Theater District

    BOSTON—Authorities say six people have been injured in an apparent fight in Boston’s Theater District and police are looking for a suspect they believe was... Read more

  • Baltimore police work at a scene where multiple people were shot in Baltimore on Sept. 24, 2016. Police said that none of the shootings were fatal. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Baltimore Police: 3 Gunmen Shoot, Wound 8 in Attack

    BALTIMORE—Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and... Read more

  • Rachel (L) and Ray Dotch (C), sister-in-law and brother-in-law to Keith Lamont Scott, give a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 24, 2016. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

    Charlotte Police Release Video of Shooting but Doubts Remain

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Newly released police video of a black man’s fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn’t settling questions about whether the man threatened police... Read more

  • Lt. Mike Hawley with Island County Sheriff's office discusses the capture of Arcan Cetin, 20, who was wanted in connection with Friday's mass shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., on Friday. Officials, including Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (L), gathered in the Skagit County chambers in Mt. Vernon, Wash., on Sept. 24, 2016. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)

    Things to Know About Deadly Shootings at Mall in Washington

    BURLINGTON, Wash.—Authorities arrested a suspect Saturday evening in in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall... Read more

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