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June 26, 2005



Six people killed at home in Arizona

Six people, including four children, were killed at a home in western Arizona, authorities said Saturday.

Police discovered a woman and the children dead inside the home after responding to a call about shots fired late Friday. The children, a girl and three boys, were ages 6 to 12. It was not immediately clear how they died.

A man was found in the back yard with a gunshot wound. He later died at a hospital, authorities said.

Police were looking for a man seen running from the house after the shots were fired. Investigators did not immediately comment on a possible motive for the slayings.


Teen killed by shark

A 14-year-old girl died Saturday after a shark attacked her while she and a companion were swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.

The teenagers were swimming on boogie boards about 100 yards offshore when they noticed a dark shadow in the water, authorities said. The other swimmer was not injured, Walton County Sheriff's spokeswoman Donna Shank said.

Both girls swam to shore, and the victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Shank said. The girl was on vacation from Gonzales, La., but her name was not released.

It was not clear what type of shark attacked her, said Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

"The girl was some distance off from the shore," Kirkland said. "I don't think anyone got a good view of the shark."


Hate group rallies at national battlefield

Members of a group calling itself "America's Nazi Party" waved flags bearing swastikas and shouted slogans like "Sieg Heil" at a rally on a national battlefield Saturday, while some 500 counter-demonstrators gathered on a field nearby.

About 150 members of the National Socialist Movement and their supporters gathered at the Yorktown Battlefield to honor George Washington and other founding fathers whom they claim held separatist and anti-Semitic views - a position disputed by most scholars.

Many wore Nazi uniforms with swastika armbands, while others identified themselves as members of the Ku Klux Klan and various skinhead groups.

The counter-demonstrators gathered about 250 yards away. One group, Anti-Racist Action, marched in carrying a pink and red banner with black lettering that said, "Smash racism now."


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