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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016

South Carolina deputy shot, wounded; suspect found dead

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded early Friday during a scuffle with an armed suspect who later barricaded himself inside a home and killed himself, authorities said. The scuffle occurred when a female deputy from Berkley County was investigating a suspicious vehicle with two people in it behind a grocery store in nearby Goose Creek, said State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry. She had placed a passenger in her cruiser and was returning to take the driver into custody when a fight broke out.

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The website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed in October on a laptop screen. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Insurer warnings cast doubt on ACA exchange future

Political uncertainty isn’t the only threat to the Affordable Care Act’s future. Cracks also are spreading through a major pillar supporting the law. Health insurance exchanges created to help millions of people find coverage are turning into money-losing ventures for ...

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U.N. peacekeeper shoots dead 2 colleagues in Mali

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says a peacekeeper has shot dead two colleagues in what has been called a “settling of scores.” A statement from the mission Friday says the suspect was immediately detained after the ...

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Nusra Front leader rejects Syria truce

BEIRUT (AP) – The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battlefield. Russia and the United States brokered the cease-fire, which does not include the Islamic State group ...

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Iranian voters cast their ballots during the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in a polling station in Tehran, Iran, . (Vahid Salemi / Associated Press)

In Iran Parliament vote, reformists have the lead

Iranians across the Islamic Republic voted Friday in the country’s first election since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers, deciding whether to further empower its moderate president or side with hard-liners long suspicious of the West.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016

Police guard the front door of Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, where a gunman killed an undetermined number of people and injured many more. (Fernando Salazar / Associated Press)

Sheriff says gunman, 3 others dead after shootings in Kansas

HESSTON, Kan. – Authorities say they have responded to a shooting at a business in south-central Kansas that makes lawn mower products. A Harvey County sheriff’s dispatcher says the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon at Excel Industries in Hesston. The dispatcher, who would not give her name, said authorities were still at the scene Thursday evening.

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A Fire Rescue vessel passes a Coast Guard vessel that has overturned Thursday in the Queens borough of New York. (Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

Coast Guard boat flips during rescue; crew swims to safety

NEW YORK – As water temperatures teetered just above the freezing mark early Thursday morning, emergency responders performed a dramatic rescue after a fishing boat carrying seven men ran aground off New York City. It was around 2 a.m. when the Coast Guard received a distress call from the Carolina Queen III. The crew of the fishing boat was taking on water. Its crew was able to get that under control when the scallop fishing vessel ran aground near the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.

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Clinton, Sanders split Spokane

Here's how the votes broke down in the Democratic presidential primary in Spokane County in Tuesday night's count. Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders by just under 500 votes, ...

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