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Gunman kills six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin; officials identify suspect as Wade Michael Page

Gunman kills six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin; officials identify suspect as Wade Michael Page

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Six people are dead after a gunman fired at worshippers preparing for religious service inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Aug. 5. The victims, one woman and five men, ranged from 39 to 84. The gunman, who was shot by police, has been identified as Wade Michael Page, 40, a veteran who was in the military from 1992 to 1998 and was ineligible for reenlistment. According to Reuters, U.S. military sources said “Page had been discharged from the Army in 1998 for ‘patterns of misconduct’ and had been cited for being drunk on duty.” FBI officials have launched a domestic terrorism probe, investigating possible leads that Page was linked to white supremacist groups. The shooting has also sparked vigils as well as anti-American demonstrations overseas.
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Accused killer in Colorado shootings, James Holmes, makes first court appearance

Accused killer in Colorado shootings, James Holmes, makes first court appearance

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A gunman in a gas mask and bullet-proof vest killed 12 and wounded dozens more at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early Friday. Police have in custody the suspect, James Eagan Holmes, 24, who sparked pandemonium in the theater when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.
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Politicians and celebrities react to Obamacare decision over Twitter

Politicians and celebrities react to Obamacare decision over Twitter

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The Internet is abuzz over the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, ruling 5-4 that the government may impose tax penalties on people who do have health insurance. From celebrities to politicians, here’s what some had to say about the decision over Twitter.
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Supreme Court upholds centerpiece of Obamacare

Supreme Court upholds centerpiece of Obamacare

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After some initial confusion from this morning’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the centerpiece of President’s Obama health care overhaul law has been upheld, which will require most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or be subjected to a fine. The photos below present a timeline between August 2009 when President Obama began holding town hall meetings to discuss health insurance reform and today’s Supreme Court ruling.

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Florida slammed by Tropical Storm Debby, residents cope with flooding and rain

Florida slammed by Tropical Storm Debby, residents cope with flooding and rain

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Torrential rains and storm surge from Tropical Storm Debby, which has remained nearly stationary off the Gulf Coast of Florida, may produce significant inland flooding over the next couple of days, reported the NOAA’s National Weather Services. While the storm is predicted to reach the Florida panhandle by Thursday, residents struggle to protect their homes and businesses as rain and winds continue to pelt the coastline.

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