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Amherst Police Nab Violent Suspect

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(Amherst, MA)  –  A Montague man wanted for attempted murder has been arrested in Amherst.  33-year-old Domenic O’Connor was apprehended Saturday evening after a short foot chase.  He had been staying at a friend’s house on Route 63.  O’Connor allegedly brutally beat his girlfriend at his home in Lake Pleasant early Thursday.  A man who allegedly helped O’Connor evade police will face obstruction of justice charges.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

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Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

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A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

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Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.

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