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FILE - This March 2, file 2013 file photo shows a woman smoking a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala. Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But as we get farther from our own bodies and the present, a new AP-GfK poll shows Americans have much more doubts in other concepts that scientists say are basic truth: global warming, evolution, and their largest question mark was in the Big Bang that created the universe.

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HARTFORD, Conn. – A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.

The report, obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information request, suggests a possible motive for first time and sheds new light on her mental health problems: The grandmother, Debra Denison, had a history of conflict with the boys' mother and had attempted suicide a half dozen times before.

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April 10, 2014: A bouquet of flowers is taped to a stairway rail near the closed entrance to Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack, according to a search warrant. Neither was one of the victims.

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April 10, 2014: A bouquet of flowers is taped to a stairway rail near the closed entrance to Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack, according to a search warrant. Neither was one of the victims.

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June 18, 2013: Various automatic handguns are shown in the weapons vault during a media open house at the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) National Laboratory Center in Beltsville, Maryland.Reuters

More than 360 guns were bought in Maryland last year by people barred from owning them because of a massive backlog in conducting gun transaction background checks, the Baltimore Sun reported.

The newspaper said last week that undercover troopers recovered nearly all of the 364 firearms sold to people who were ineligible to buy them, but four guns have not been retrieved.

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Downhill Spiral?

The young actress appeared in court on May 24 denying the most recent charges of possessing marijuana and tossing a bong out of the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment on May 23.

Check out Amanda's rise to the top and sad fall.

(Reuters)

Amanda Bynes has yet to speak out about her bizarre behavior that made headlines on a weekly basis last year, but her lawyer has opened up to People magazine to dispel some rumors about her mental health.

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The recent fatal shooting at Fort Hood has sparked new Capitol Hill debate about gun control and the defense budget, with Democrats and Republicans suggesting a possible increase in federal spending to make U.S. military bases safer.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” he would consider rolling back the sharp cuts through sequestration and would consider increasing the federal budget.

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Fort Hood shooting renews gun debate
Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:30

The recent fatal shooting at Fort Hood has sparked new Capitol Hill debate about gun control and the defense budget, with Democrats and Republicans suggesting a possible increase in federal spending to make U.S. military bases safer.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” he would consider rolling back the sharp cuts through sequestration and would consider increasing the federal budget.

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June 3, 2011: Inmates walk around an exercise yard at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California.Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there's another group that's starting to benefit from the law -- prison inmates. 

Cash-strapped state and local prisons increasingly are using the Affordable Care Act to pay for their inmates' medical costs, taking advantage of a little-known provision that lets them shift some of those expenses to the federal government.

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June 3, 2011: Inmates walk around an exercise yard at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California.Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration often touts that people with pre-existing conditions and countless others can now get covered under ObamaCare. But there's another group that's starting to benefit from the law -- prison inmates. 

Cash-strapped state and local prisons increasingly are using the Affordable Care Act to pay for their inmates' medical costs, taking advantage of a little-known provision that lets them shift some of those expenses to the federal government.

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