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Fort Hood hearing won't include defense evidence

The defense does not plan to present any evidence on behalf of the Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder - Full Story

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ALERT: A regional task force of SWAT operators Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

ALERT: A regional task force of SWAT operators

Wisconsin's undaunted ALERT Team is equipped and prepared to respond to and mitigate terrorist, WMD, or other catastrophic events - Full Story

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Urban Shield 2010: The future of SWAT evaluation

Urban Shield 2010: The future
of SWAT evaluation

In the San Francisco Bay Area Urban Shield exercise, 29 tactical teams competed in what may soon become the model for measuring enhanced preparedness.

It focused on five overarching goals designed to strengthen preparedness for terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies requiring a multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response from public safety.

- Full Story

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Video: Fla. man kills father, self, wounds 5

The 24 year old shot and killed his father during a 13-minute rampage and then turned the gun on himself - Full Story

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4 dead, including child, 1 hurt in Boston shooting

The shooting was the latest in a spike of violence in the city that has frustrated, police, politicians and community leaders - Full Story

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5 slayings, suicide rock rural Ky. trailer court

The gunman, who allegedly snapped because his eggs were cold, went on a shooting spree Saturday morning, chasing down his wife and killing her and four other people - Full Story

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Woman arrested after killing two at Pa. cookie plant

As she walked in the plant, she fired at an employee who had followed her in and had yelled, "Hide, she's got a gun!" - Full Story

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Five dead and one missing in violent Calif. web

The suspect beat a 73-year-old man to death because he thought there was "something going on" romantically with the man and his girlfriend - Full Story

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Ariz. gunman kills 5, then self

The man's two children were found safe with family in California - Full Story

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2 Alaska officers killed, triggering standoff

The shooting leaves the town of Hoonah, population 800, with just one officer - Full Story



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