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FBI Says 78-Year-Old Prisoner Has Confessed To 90 Murders

Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office /AP
| The bureau says Samuel Little, 78, has confessed to a total of 90 murders between 1970 and 2005, sending federal, state and local officials across the country on a hunt to verify his claims.

Businessman Gives $1,000 Checks To Every Student At Paradise High School

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The California town was largely destroyed by fire earlier this month. High school "was the first, last and only truly carefree time," said Bob Wilson, who gave $1.1 million to students and staff.

Fast-Tracking Logging On Federal Lands May Not Lessen Wildfire Risk

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The current version of the Farm Bill includes House-backed provisions that would streamline logging projects on federal land. The administration argues logging could mitigate wildfire risk.

Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January

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The move would extend the rare deployment of active-duty troops at the U.S.-Mexico border, rather than only National Guard soldiers and personnel.

No Motive Yet Found For Mass Shooting At Borderline Bar And Grill

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The FBI says they've found no evidence of "radicalization" of the shooter, Ian David Long, at the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., earlier this month.

For Defense Against Active Shooters, Mich. School Hands Out Hockey Pucks

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The faculty union at Oakland University purchased 2,500 hockey pucks to be used as a potential weapon of last resort against a shooter on campus. They also double as a fundraising tool.

Honduran President's Brother Arrested In Miami On Drug Trafficking Charges

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The federal indictment alleges Juan Antonio Hernández — a former lawyer and congressman in Honduras — smuggled tons of cocaine into the U.S., aided by prominent politicians and law enforcement.

U.S. Seeing Lowest Level Of Unauthorized Immigrants In A Decade, Pew Study Says

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A large decline in illegal immigration from Mexico means fewer unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S., and those already here are likely to be long-term residents, according to a new study.

How To Make A Good Charitable Choice On Giving Tuesday — And Beyond

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Charities are clamoring for your money. We've got some advice to help you sort through the appeals.