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Marysville-Pilchuck evacuated due to bomb threat
MPHS, the high school scarred by shootings last fall, has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.
Prosecutors allege no remorse from suspect in blinding of store clerk
Charges have been filed against two men, both with lengthy criminal records, in a brutal knife attack at a Georgetown gas station on New Year's Day.
Cyclist for vets awareness attacked outside CenturyLink
Witnesses tried to intervene but a man who had earlier thrown food at the cyclist, a fixture at sports events, then allegedly threw a punch that broke eye socket bones.
Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram
Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram.
Charlie Hebdo suspects killed as police raid hostage sites
Ending a hostage standoff, French police killed the two brothers suspected of massacring 12 people at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Charlie Hebdo attack: Suspects Identified
The suspects behind the attack have been identified, Paris Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman told CNN. Two of them are brothers.
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Attacks kill 12 at French newspaper
Gunmen opened fire on the satirical French newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12.
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In just one week of 2015, crime has jumped in South Seattle.
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A lone robber brutally beat the owners of the King Donut shop, 2014's Rainier Valley Chamber business of the year.
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