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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have identified a suspect in the mysterious slayings of three members of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. Their bodies were discovered when firefighters responded to a fire at the home on Thursday. The suspect has been identified as Daron Dylon Wint. An arrest warrant charges Wint with "murder one while armed."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lights are on in the Senate chambers. It's because GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, which he says has caused privacy to suffer. It was enacted after Sept. 11 and is due to expire on June 1. Paul hasn't had to talk non-stop. He is allowed to respond to very lengthy comments and questions from supportive colleagues.

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized parts of the Syrian town of Palmyra in pitched battles with government forces Wednesday. Palmyra is home to majestic ancient ruins, and there are fears the extremists will destroy the ruins as they have done with major archaeological sites in neighboring Iraq.

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the threat posed by climate change is "indisputable." And he says those who deny the science are putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to defend it. Addressing Coast Guard graduates, the president said refusing to act to slow the effects of global warming amounts to a "dereliction of duty."

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Oil floating off the California coast now stretches about 9 miles, according to the Coast Guard. A broken onshore pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific Ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off. Vessels have deployed floating booms to try to keep the slicks from spreading.

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