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U.S. Top News: Shots fired near Vice President Biden's Delaware residence

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Shots fired near Vice President Biden's Delaware residence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gun shots rang out from a passing vehicle near U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware on Saturday night, but the vice president and his wife were not at home, the U.S. Secret Service said on Sunday.
Icy roads lead to crashes, five deaths in U.S. Northeast
(Reuters) - Five people were killed and others injured in crashes on icy roads in Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Sunday, authorities said.
Greg Plitt, fitness model and TV actor, killed by train
(Reuters) - Fitness model and television actor Greg Plitt was struck and killed by a commuter train in Burbank, California, on Saturday while filming on the tracks, police said on Sunday.
Former 'enemy combatant' back in Qatar after release from U.S. prison
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A Qatari man declared an enemy combatant following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and imprisoned as an al Qaeda operative has been freed from a U.S. prison and is back in Qatar, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Man killed in Florida mall tried to shield woman, police say
(Reuters) - Police on Sunday identified a man shot to death at a Florida shopping mall on Saturday and said he was apparently trying to protect a woman who was wounded in the attack.
University of Virginia legal costs mount after discredited rape story
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The costs to the University of Virginia after a discredited report by Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity gang rape are mounting, with lawyers' contracts totaling more than $500,000, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Kentucky teen couple suspected of multi-state crime spree captured
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Teenage sweethearts from Kentucky were found in Florida early Sunday sleeping in a stolen pickup truck, ending a suspected multi-state crime spree that included vehicle thefts, cashing stolen checks and destruction of property, authorities said.
Middle class decline looms over final years of Obama presidency
DALTON, Georgia (Reuters) - Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue.
'Friendship Nine' to be cleared of civil rights sit-in crimes
ROCK HILL, S.C. (Reuters) - Fifty-four years after nine young black men became the first U.S. civil rights protesters to serve jail time for sitting at an all-white lunch counter, surviving members of the group will return to a South Carolina courtroom this month to be exonerated of their crimes.
Bill Cosby thanks Denver fans as protesters chant 'shame!'
DENVER (Reuters) - Bill Cosby thanked hundreds of fans who turned out for shows in Denver on Saturday as a small gathering of protesters outside the theater denounced the comedian, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women in the past three months.
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