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Survivor undergoes surgery...Trump and Cruz to team up...Deliberations in rape trial

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 2:01 p.m.

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived an on-air attack on a television reporter and cameraman has been undergoing surgery today to further repair damage from a gunshot wound to the back. That word comes from the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce where Vicki Gardner works. She's listed in good condition at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The general manager of a Virginia TV station says the ex-employee who killed two of his former colleagues yesterday hadn't had any confrontations with station staff members when he saw them around town in the two and a-half years since he'd been fired. But the manager of a restaurant in Roanoke says she had received angry, rambling letters from Vester Flanagan. She says a 15-to-20 page letter from Flanagan a few months ago criticized the restaurant staff for saying "have a nice day" to departing customers, instead of "thank you."

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Congress is expected to start debate on the accord when lawmakers return from recess on September 8th. Trump says the rally will take place "in the next few weeks." Cruz has declined to criticize the Republican front-runner for his controversial comments on immigration or any other topic.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As President Barack Obama sees it, New Orleans is an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after facing an extraordinary challenge. He's visiting the city today to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama toured an area where flooded homes were rebuilt -- but he's also spending time in one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods still struggling to recover.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating whether a graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school raped a freshman as part of a tradition of sexual conquest called Senior Salute. The jury got the case this afternoon after closing arguments and instructions from the judge. Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie faces six sexual assault charges, three of them felonies. Prosecutors say he raped a 15-year-old freshman in a dark, deserted building last year, two days before he graduated last year from St. Paul's School in Concord.

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