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Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits

Rape kit lawCongress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases.

The program, which was backed by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder, provides federal grants to state and local law enforcement agencies so they can speed their analyses of untested evidence kits. Experts say many thousands of such kits are languishing in communities around the country, including some that are many years old.

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Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida

Donald SpiritDeputies in Gilchrist County, Fla., said eight people -- including six children -- were shot and killed in a murder-suicide in Bell.

During a news conference Thursday night, investigators said 51-year-old Don Spirit killed his six grandchildren and his daughter before killing himself around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

According to Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz, Spirit called 911 and made reference to harming others and himself.

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Ebola health workers killed in Guinea

Ebola health workers killedA team of health care workers in Guinea were murdered as they tried to raise awareness about the deadly Ebola virus.

Although the motive is unconfirmed, the BBC reported that some villagers believe that healthcare workers are spreading the Ebola virus while others still doubt the disease's existence.

The attack occurred Tuesday when the delegation arrived in the village of Wome, with villagers responding violently to their presence. Delegation members, including doctors and journalists, were assaulted with machetes and clubs.

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Scottish referendum: Scotland votes 'No' to independence

Scottish referendumScotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.  With the results in from all 32 council areas, the "No" side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for "Yes".

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted the UK would remain together and that commitments on extra powers would be honoured "in full".

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'Sovereign Citizen' Terrorist Group May Be Growing in U.S.

Sovereign citizenIn August, State Police arrested a man in Roane County after they said they found improvised explosives, AK-47 style rifles and about 30 live chickens in his wrecked SUV at 3:30 a.m. The man, Seth Grim, 21, allegedly told police that he was a "sovereign citizen," a group that rejects taxes and local, state and federal laws.

Courthouse and law enforcement officials, both in West Virginia and around the country, have been warned about members of the sovereign citizen movement.

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Home Depot Says Data Hack Affected 56 Million Payment Cards

Home DepotHome Depot Inc. (HD) said a data breach between April and September put about 56 million payment cards at risk, signaling that the hacker attack was bigger than the one that struck Target Corp. (TGT) last year.

The hackers used custom-made software to evade detection, relying on tools that haven’t been seen in previous attacks, Atlanta-based Home Depot said today in a statement. The company began investigating the breach on Sept. 2, immediately after banking partners and law enforcement raised alarms that its systems may have been infiltrated.

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Two men convicted in 1993 kidnapping of Brooklyn teen see guilty verdicts overturned

1993 conviction overturnedTwo men who’ve spent more than 15 years in prison after being convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl saw their guilty verdicts overturned Wednesday when a state appeals court ruled cops withheld evidence that might have cleared them and then lied about it.

Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor, both sentenced to up to 25 years in prison, had always maintained they were innocent in the kidnapping and death of Jennifer Negron.

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BBC team under attack in southern Russia

BBCA BBC team has been attacked in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan.

They had gone to investigate reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine.

The team's cameraman was beaten up and the camera smashed during the attack. The recorded material left in the car had been deleted, the team found after returning from the police station.

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US airman re-enlists after air force drops 'so help me God' requirement

US airman re-enlistsThe US air force has allowed an atheist airman to re-enlist after initially refusing to process the his paperwork, because he refused to sign an oath that contained the phrase “so help me God”.

The service announced the policy reversal after the American Humanist Association threatened to file suit by 19 September .

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