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Slain police officer remembered...Police cruiser fired upon near Boston... Obama gets foreign policy win

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 8:41 p.m.



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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois police lieutenant who was fatally shot in the line of duty is being remembered in the town of Fox Lake. Hundreds gathered at a park today for a vigil in memory of 52-year-old Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts.). Police say he was shot dead Tuesday morning by three assailants. A manhunt for the suspects is still underway.

MILLIS, Mass. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in Massachusetts. It happened today in Mills, a town southwest of Boston. The police car crashed and caught fire but the officer wasn't seriously hurt. A police spokesman says a white man 25 to 40 years old fired at the officer from a maroon pickup truck driving in the opposite direction.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a legacy-defining foreign policy victory for President Barack Obama. Senate Democrats have clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski has become the 34th senator to back the deal. She calls the pact "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb."

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is testing the political waters in Florida as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. Biden attended a fundraiser tonight for Senate Democrats after an earlier speech at Miami Dade College promoting the administration's education agenda.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is challenging every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid in 2016 under any circumstances. The challenge is aimed at Donald Trump, who has threatened to do so should he fail to claim the GOP nomination. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is set to meet with Trump in New York tomorrow.

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