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Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on teen at pool party

A policeman is on administrative leave after a video surfaced that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on another at a pool party disturbance.

This combination made from photos released by the New York State Police shows inmates David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt. Authorities on Saturday, June 6, 2015 said Sweat, 34, and Matt, 48, both convicted murderers, escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. (New York State Police via AP)

Two murderers escape prison with power tools

More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officials are looking for the missing convicted killers.

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American Pharoah wins Belmont to capture Triple Crown

American Pharoah entered horse racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes to capture the coveted Triple Crown in nearly four decades.

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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Data stolen in massive government hack dates back to 1985

Hackers broke into government computers, compromising the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees.

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EPA: Fracking not ‘widespread risk’ to drinking water

Fracking for shale oil and gas has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, although some drilling activities could potentially cause health risks.

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Move over Viagra, it’s the women’s turn

The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.

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Global warming isn’t taking a break

An apparent slowdown in the pace of global warming is likely an illusion after a new study found no break in the trend of rising temperatures.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, June 5

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today, Friday, June 5.

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Recall: Safety of Takata air bag replacements questioned

At least 400,000 of the replacement Takata air bags used to fix the historic recall will need to be replaced again due to another potentially defective part.

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Texas doctors do first skull-scalp transplant

The surgery marks the first transplant of its kind, to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.

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FBI: Boston man talked of a beheading, killing officers

Usaama Rahim was killed after he lunged at investigators who wanted to question him.

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Obama hasn’t sold Dems on trade agenda

President Barack Obama's make-or-break push for expanded trade is meeting stiff resistance from fellow Democrats in the House.

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Pentagon: Labs in 17 states got live anthrax

A U.S. military base in Utah sent live anthrax samples to 51 labs across America, and that number may rise.

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Iran, six powers resume nuclear talks as June 30 deadline looms

Other lingering issues to be resolved include monitoring and verification measures to ensure Iran could not pursue a clandestine nuclear weapons program.

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U.S economy growing at ‘modest’ pace

The "Beige Book" says that while manufacturing had either held steady or increased, growth was tempered by the downturn in the oil and gas industry.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, June 4

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

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The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

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Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

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A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

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$1,000 Reward Offered in Norridgewock Jewelry Theft

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A $1,000 award is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever broke into a Norridgewock home in April and stole about $10,000 worth of jewelry.

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Owner of Maine Inn Made $900,000 Through Essay Contest

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State police say the owner of a Maine inn who held an essay contest to give away her business made more than $900,000 through the endeavor

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