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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Lake County sheriff's office says police are responding to a report of two "suspicious subjects" in a northern Illinois town near where a police officer was fatally shot earlier this week. A spokesman for the Lake County sheriff says officers with dogs are conducting systematic searches with air support in Volo, Illinois. However, he says so far, there's no evidence the scene is connected to Tuesday's shooting of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts) in nearby Fox Lake.

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama has become the first sitting U.S. president to cross the Arctic Circle. Wednesday's visit to Kotzebue (KAHT'-seh-byoo), Alaska, was designed to illustrate the ways warmer temperatures are already threatening entire communities and ways of life. Obama says despite progress in reducing greenhouse gases, the planet is already warming and the U.S. isn't doing enough to stop it.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on Benghazi. Attorneys for Brian Pagliano sent the committee a letter Monday saying their client would not testify at a hearing planned for next week. The congressional committee was launched to investigate the Obama administration's response to the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's attorney general says a judge has granted her request for an order to detain the country's president in connection with a government corruption case. President Otto Perez Molina's attorney tells The Associated Press that the president will appear before the judge voluntarily. The alleged crimes include illicit association, fraud and receiving bribe money. Guatemala's vice president has already been jailed and faces charges in a widespread customs fraud ring.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is continuing the mostly downward trend of the last five years. The College Board says the Class of 2015 scored an average 495 in reading, while the average score for math was 511. Both figures are down two points, while writing scores dropped three points to 484. The top score in each category is 800. The College Board says only 42 percent of test-takers met the benchmark for indicating readiness for college-level work or career-training programs.

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