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Las Vegas police bow their heads during a memorial service for Joseph Wilcox at Palm Downtown Mortuary on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Las Vegas. Wilcox went for his own legal and concealed handgun after a couple killed Officers Igor Soldo and Alyn Beck at a nearby pizza shop and walked into a Wal-Mart, fired a shot in the air, and declared the start of a revolution two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker, Pool)Recent police slayings celebrated on social media; rise in extremism increases safety fears.


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This undated photo provided by American Academy of Pediatrics shows a rash on an unidentified 11-year old boy from a nickel allergy. Case reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from personal electronic devices, including laptops and cell phones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in this 11-year-old boy recently treated at a San Diego hospital, according to a report in Pediatrics. Nickel rashes aren't life-threatening but they can be very uncomfortable, and they may require treatment with steroids, and antibiotics if the skin eruptions become infected, said Dr. Sharon Jacob, an associate professor and dermatologist at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital, where the boy was treated. (AP Photo/American Academy of Pediatrics)If you have a strange skin condition, check your iPad. The popular tablet may contain allergy-inducing nickel.


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Fragments of a Ukrainian AN-26 transport aircraft are seen near the village of Davido-Nikolsk, in Ukraine's Lugansk region, on July 14, 2014Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russian military staff officers on Monday of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said a newly-developed Russian missile system was being used against government forces. Poroshenko was speaking at an emergency meeting of his security chiefs after a weekend of Ukrainian air strikes on rebel positions near the border with Russia and charges by Moscow that Kiev killed a Russian man with a cross-border shell. "Information has ... been confirmed that Russian staff officers are taking part in military operations against Ukrainian forces," Poroshenko said, adding to his charges on Sunday of movements of heavy military equipment into the country from Russia. Earlier on Monday, a military spokesman in Kiev said Russia was building up forces on its border with Ukraine, and separatists, backed by Russian "mercenaries", were firing on Ukrainian border guards in an attempt to bring armoured vehicles into the country.


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