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Secret Service: Cop-killing bank robber shot dead in Phoenix had threatened Obama

Federal authorities said a man suspected in a weeklong bank robbery spree that stretched across the U.S. and the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer had been previously arrested for making online threats against President Barack Obama. Mario Edward Garnett was shot and killed by a detective just after…

Life sentence for man who ‘scared woman to death’

A bank robbery suspect who authorities accused of scaring an elderly woman to death after hiding in her home has been sentenced to life in prison. Larry Whitfield of Charlotte was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, authorities told North Carolina media outlets. Whitfield, 22, had been convicted of attempted bank…

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