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Police: No link found between school shooter, victim...Republicans jockey for position...Cameras installed

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 11, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.



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TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old gunman at an Oregon high school had an assault rifle, handgun and several magazines of ammunition during yesterday's attack. They also say an autopsy determined that suspect Jared Michael Padgett died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say no link has been found between the shooter and the 14-year-old student who was killed. They're not releasing a possible motive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans looking to move up in the House leadership won't have to wait until January. A day after Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, was defeated in a primary by a tea party newcomer, officials say Cantor is planning to resign his leadership post. A couple of fellow Republicans had already started to position themselves to succeed Cantor as majority leader.

CHICAGO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is among those offering her take on yesterday's primary election in Virginia. Clinton, who's in Chicago continuing a book tour, says House GOP leader Eric Cantor "was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants." David Brat, during his campaign, had said Cantor would probably help immigrants living in the United States illegally gain amnesty if he were to be given a new term in the House.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighting is reportedly still taking place on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit (tih-KREET'), between military units and insurgents from a militant group inspired by al-Qaida. The militants effectively took control today of the city, the hometown of Saddam Hussein. The move came a day after they had taken control of much of the city of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest. In Mosul, the Sunni militants have gained entry to the Turkish consulate. According to an official in the Turkish prime minister's office, they are holding 48 people captive, including diplomats, police, consulate employees and three children.

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are beginning to install security cameras in a New York City housing project where a 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death. Mayor Bill de Blasio says 17 cameras will be installed in the Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn by October, if not sooner. There were no cameras in the building's elevator where P.J. Avitto was killed and a 7-year-old girl was critically injured on June 1. The girl was released from the hospital today. Police arrested a suspect days after the attack and are investigating whether he may be involved with other recent stabbings.

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