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BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

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TV these days is pretty bleak: The womanizing, alcoholic ad man; the meth-making chemistry teacher; the self-labeled sociopathic consulting detective. The anti-hero has all but taken over primetime television. More than a decade ago James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano changed the landscape of television protagonists, but it can become a bit draining to commit hours each week to watching jerks, whether you’re hoping to see flashes of compassion or waiting to see how low they can get. Can they be redeemed? Should they be? Is it okay to find such pleasure in how terrible they are?

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Updated: September 18, 2014, 11:06 PM EDT

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

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The U.S. Justice Department investigation into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge has not yet linked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to the traffic jam, federal officials told NBC 4 New York.

Investigators have not found evidence that Christie ordered or knew about plans to close the lanes on the bridge. Officials told NBC that the probe is still ongoing, however.

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