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Facebook lifts ban on beheading videos

 Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.

Slain Nevada teacher 'put his life on the line'

The Nevada teacher credited with shielding students from a young gunman was a Marine veteran who survived distant battlefields but died on a school playground.

Man who punches woman after Jets-Patriots game has criminal past

A male New York Jets fan who punched a female New England Patriots fan following Sunday's overtime football game at MetLife Stadium spent three years in jail for stabbing a teenager to death in a fight nearly two decades ago.

Nevada middle school shooting: 2 killed, 2 injured

Two people were killed and two were injured in a shooting at a Nevada middle school Monday, school officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the death toll included the shooter.

Greece mystery girl: Attorney for Roma couple says they adopted 'Maria'

The lawyer for a Roma couple accused of abducting the blond girl found living with them says the pair adopted the child from her biological mother.

Friend tipped off police to whereabouts of escaped Florida inmates

A tip from an acquaintance of one of two convicted murderers who were mistakenly released from prison led to their arrests at a Florida motel, the commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Sunday.

Mom of dead Florida teen sends birthday message, promises to fight bullying

Rebecca Sedwick should be 13 now. She should be enjoying the birthday cupcakes and ice cream her mom planned for her.

Same-sex marriages start in New Jersey, 14th state to recognize such unions

Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin married each other for the third time early Monday. But this time, it was especially memorable: They were among the first to tie the knot after same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey.

Tropical Storm Raymond threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm Raymond churned slowly north Sunday off Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening to dump heavy rain. A tropical storm watch was in effect from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Stocks: Nothing holding the market back

With the government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown in the rear view, investors can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now. They'll turn their attention back to the economy and earnings.