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U.S. Top News: Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt

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Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt
LOWER SALFORD, Penn. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania police on Tuesday searched for an Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members, including his 14-year-old niece, in a shooting spree in communities near Philadelphia.
Friend of accused Boston bomber may plead guilty in gun, drug case
BOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with possessing a gun that prosecutors believe may have been used by the suspects in the 2013 attack may change his plea in the case to guilty, according to a court filing.
Vatican report on U.S. nuns is conciliatory, stresses teachings
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A keenly-awaited Vatican report on Roman Catholic nuns in the United States struck a conciliatory tone on Tuesday, praising them for their social and educational work but urging them to stick to Church teachings.
Filmmaker Polanski's lawyers seek sex crime case dismissal: U.S. newspapers
(Reuters) - Lawyers for filmmaker Roman Polanski are seeking to have a case involving a 1977 charge of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl dismissed, U.S. newspapers reported on Tuesday.
Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack
BOSTON (Reuters) - The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the maker of the gun used in the attack on Monday, saying the weapon should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.
Boston Marathon bomber suspect to appear in court this week
BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday.
Georgia city reverses course, approves mosque in shopping center
ATLANTA (Reuters) - City officials in an Atlanta suburb voted on Monday night to allow Muslim residents to open a mosque in a local shopping center, reversing, under threat of a lawsuit, a decision made two weeks earlier.
Florida asks Supreme Court to block gay marriage
TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the U.S. Supreme Court late on Monday to block same-sex marriage in the state next month while the state continues its legal defense of its constitutional definition of marriage as a heterosexual union.
Protesters chain themselves to Oakland police station doors
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Protesters chained themselves to the doors of police headquarters in Oakland, California, on Monday, prompting several arrests, and one demonstrator scaled a flagpole to hang a "Black Lives Matter" banner in front of the building.
Virginia governor seeks to reinstate restrictions on handgun sales
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, on Monday called to reinstate restrictions on the purchase of handguns, in a move that opponents described as unlikely to succeed with a Republican-dominated legislature.
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