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Dow dives...Americans subdue train attacker...Trump, Sanders in Deep South

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some analysts are calling it a correction. The Dow dropped just over 530 points today because of worries about a slowdown in China. It rattled markets around the world. Oil plunged below $40 for the first time since the financial crisis.

PARIS (AP) — Officials say two Americans displayed tremendous courage by subduing a heavily-armed gunman who injured two people on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Authorities say the man, whose weapons included an automatic rifle, wounded one person with a handgun and another with a blade. The Pentagon confirms that one of the Americans who stepped in was a service member who suffered a non-life threatening injury. The suspect is said to be a 26-year-old Moroccan.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say a security guard was critically wounded today after a man walked into a federal building in lower Manhattan and opened fire before turning the gun on himself. The building on Varick Street houses an immigration court, passport processing center and a regional office for the Department of Labor. The reason for the shooting remains unclear.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) —Donald Trump is holding a rally at a football stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Some fans started lining up hours in advance. A retired pipe welder said Trump is telling the truth and that people don't always like it. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also working the Deep South. He told a crowd in Greenville, South Carolina, that he'll work against "institutional racism" in the political and economic system.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Lawyers are asking a federal judge to intervene on the behalf of immigrant families who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children by Texas health officials. Dozens of families and children filed suit against the Texas Department of State Health Services after local authorities refused various foreign identifications. The state agency wants the suit dismissed. Lawyers for the children say they're being harmed.

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