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Law enforcement officers surround a shooting suspect Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Spring, Texas. After hours of waiting and negotiations, the man, suspect in the slayings of six people, including four children, emerged from his car, raised his hands and sank to his knees as deputies placed him under arrest. No identity has been released. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)Suspect in Texas shooting Wednesday that left four children dead ID'd as Ronald Lee Haskell.

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Marine One, carrying US President Barack Obama, takes off from the South Lawn of the White House on July 8, 2014The White House Thursday refused to comment on reports Germany had expelled its top spy in the country over an espionage row, but stressed intelligence ties between the two nations were vital. Germany took the shock move after investigating two German men alleged to be acting as double agents for US intelligence, the latest twist in a long running showdown over American covert activity in the country. "We have seen these reports and have no comment on a purported intelligence matter," said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden. "However, our security and intelligence relationship with Germany is a very important one and it keeps Germans and Americans safe," Hayden said.

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Members of the Ionia City Township Fire, Lowell Fire and Saranac Community Fire Department respond to a fire in Boston Township, Mich., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire at the mobile home where the bodies of two people were found by firefighters. The home in Boston Township, located about 25 miles east of Grand Rapids, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Sheriff's Sgt. William Hoskins says investigators haven't yet determined what caused the fire or where it began. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Andrew Kuhn ) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUTLOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, officials said.

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