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Defense calls for probe into FBI questioning of 9/11 trial counsel
The defense team for five people facing trial before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal claimed implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according to a motion unsealed on Wednesday.

Florida executes man convicted of killing 2 relatives to prevent one's testimony against him
Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.

Explosion, fire force evacuation of Wyoming town
A small Wyoming town has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.

Emmert believes proposed NCAA changes will address concerns of union organizers
NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.

4th-graders sell pot in northern Colo.
School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

White supremacist David 'Joey' Pedersen pleads guilty in Northwest killing rampage
A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Arizona child welfare chief says 6 fired for not investigating child abuse and neglect cases
The head of Arizona's new child welfare agency says he fired five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations.

Calif. mother, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit
A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

Cat missing 5 years returned to Indiana woman thanks to implanted microchip
A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.

Florida boy's self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident
The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral -- with the drawing, titles "Mr. Awesome," shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media. 

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