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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, seen shortly after his capture during a 2003 raid in Pakistan, is accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. AP hide caption

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Montana's Cascade County District Judge Greg Pinksi on Friday handed down harsh punishments for Ryan Patrick Morris and Troy Allan Nelson, who both fabricated stories about serving in the military to get more lenient sentences. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets before he signed on with Uber, which was scrambling to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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In the past, lethal weapons were considered "inappropriate" on church grounds; a new change in policy says they are now prohibited. They are acceptable only when carried by law enforcement. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, pictured on Aug. 14, thanked city and county officials on Monday for partnering to expedite a 10-year lead pipe replacement program. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A Court of Appeals ruled that "the odor of marijuana coupled with possession of what is clearly less than ten grams ... does not grant officers probable cause" to search and arrest a person. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In Dayton And El Paso, A Search For Comfort And Healing

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