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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A man wearing nothing but a coat stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee before dawn Sunday and shot four people to death, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via its Twitter account that authorities are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. Police said he was named as a person of interest because the pickup truck that to...

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Corker says he won't oppose Democrat seeking his Senate seat

WASHINGTON (AP) Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat. Corker says he considers the Democrat, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (BRED'-uh-sen), a "friend. " Corker backs Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn but says he won't oppose Bredesen. The Washington Post reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had privately told Corker that his friendly comments about Bredesen risked ability...

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Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

LOS ALAMOS, N. M. (AP) Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los Alamos, the mountain town he had called home for more than 70 years. Krikorian was born on a Turkish roadside in 1921 as his parents were trying to flee the aftermath of the mass killings of by...

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