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National & World Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting Police officer, suspect killed in Omaha shooting
A suspect being sought by police for an Omaha shooting opened fire Wednesday on officers, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
National & World 275 women and children saved from Boko Haram now in military custody 275 women and children saved from Boko Haram now in military custody
All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists, a camp official and a Nigerian military intelligence officer said Wednesday.
National & World Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act Rand Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a nearly 11 hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
National & World Oil spill spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches Oil spill spreads across 9 miles of Pacific, fouls beaches
An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of ocean Wednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out.