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PHOENIX (AP) — A member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, says it appears that two gunmen who staged an attack in Texas on Sunday were inspired by Islamic State, but not directed. Both were killed in a shootout. The extremist group claimed responsibility today. Meanwhile in the nearby Dallas suburb of Richardson, police say a worshipper leaving a prayer service at a mosque was slightly hurt after being attacked in the parking lot by two men who fled.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is offering rewards of up to $20 million for information leading to the whereabouts of four top leaders of the Islamic State group. The State Department is offering the highest reward of $7 million for information on a senior IS official who originally joined al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq. They're also hoping for tips on an official IS spokesman, a battlefield commander in northern Syria and the group's leader for the border region between Syria and Turkey.

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a handgun used to fatally shoot a New York Police Department officer a few days ago was among 23 stolen from a Georgia pawn shop and is the ninth to be recovered on the city's streets. The guns were taken from a pawn shop in the town of Perry in 2001. Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to scrap a new government rule on union elections. Proponents of the National Labor Relations Board rules say they're modest reforms that streamline union elections. Critics say the new rules give unions a chance to ambush employers with demands for votes on representation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has used a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House to say that he's still hopeful about progress on immigration reform. Several states have gone to federal court to challenge Obama's executive actions delaying certain deportations. A federal judge has halted implementation as the case makes its way through the courts.

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