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Texas veterinarian fired, under investigation, after Facebook post showing cat killed by arrow
Authorities are investigating whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against a Texas veterinarian shown in a Facebook posting bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow.

California serial killer denied parole; man went on 9-day crime spree in 1977, killing 4
One of the worst serial killers in California's Orange County's history has been denied parole and will remain in custody for at least seven more years.

Florida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing for landing on US Capitol lawn
A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.

Charges dismissed against Kansas City police officer in nonfatal shooting of suspect
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a suspect during an arrest last summer.

Travelers diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs; some stuck on plane for hours
At least eight planes were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs on Friday because of weather, and some passengers were left sitting on the tarmac for hours.

Empty graves, full hearts: 5 years after Gulf disaster, families of 11 killed try to move on
Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down, not saying a word.

Ohio principal cancels Muslim headscarf event, apologizes
The principal of a suburban Cincinnati high school has apologized to anyone who was offended after canceling a student-led event that invited girls to spend the day wearing a Muslim headscarf.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly placed on suicide watch
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star tight end who was sentenced this week to life in prison for murdering his fiancee's sister's boyfriend in 2013, was placed on suicide watch at his Massachusetts prison, TMZ.com reported.

Things to Know: More schools offer breakfast in classroom to fight hunger, improve learning
When the school bell rings, children file into classrooms and open their textbooks.

A look at a leading manufacturer of soldier statues for Civil War monuments
The Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgewater, Connecticut, was one of the leading manufacturers of soldier statues for Civil War monuments and memorials erected in the North and South between the mid-1870s and 1912.

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