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'Get down!' Gunfire erupts at New Mexico high school

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AZTEC, N.M. - Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student's head. "Get down!" her teacher yelled. The 15-year-old freshman fell to the floor and hid under her desk. Heaven then sent a text message: There's a shooting here at school, mom. Across the hallway, David Stone, 16, heard the same booms while in math class. His teacher herded the class into a closet and locked the door.
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A.M. Roundup: Congress puts off spending fight till Christmas

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Good morning and happy Friday! Any winterizing chores left on your to-do list? Try to get them done before Tuesday night. If you have an Albany High School student in your home, dig out a roll of weatherstripping and put ‘em to work, since they'll need something to keep them occupied today. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will spend the day in the fabled “New York City area.” To the headlines: Congress kicked its spending fight down the road a ways, passing a short-term deal that will avert a partial government shutdown. Ahead of the temporary measure, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House...
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‘Get Down!' Students Describe Terror as Gunfire Erupts at High School

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Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student's head.
“Get down!” her teacher yelled. The 15-year-old freshman fell the floor and hid under her desk. Heaven then sent a text message: There's a shooting here at school, mom.
Across the hallway, David Stone, 16, heard the same booms while in math class. His teacher herded the class into a closet and locked the door.
“ This is not a drill ,” an announcer over the school intercom told students.
When the frightened...
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'Modern Family' actress Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant

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5 U.S. Marines Missing Since Mid-Air Crash Off Japan Declared Dead

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The U.S. military has declared five missing crew members dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. Read more ...

Neighbor: Anguished mother screamed for help amid fire that killed her 5...

Neighbor: Anguished mother screamed for help amid fire that killed her 5 children

Neighbors say the woman, naked and bleeding, banged on the door of the house across the street and screamed in a fruitless plea to save her five children as a late-night fire... Read more ...