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Investigators on Valero Drive in San Marcos, where a San Marcos police officer was shot and killed Monday while serving a warrant. JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

6:30 p.m. update: San Marcos officials have identified the San Marcos police officer shot and killed while serving a warrant Monday afternoon as Kenneth Copeland.

Copeland is the first San Marcos police officer to be killed in the line of duty, said San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp.

The incident happened Monday when Copeland and several officers were serving a warrant at a home at the El Camino Real subdivision, Stapp said. When they arrived, a man began firing at them, “much like an ambush-style situation,” he said.

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Almost 400,000 people had signed a petition calling for the Defence Secretary to grant Kevin and Dazz a reprieve.

Two military dogs facing euthanasia have been saved, according to Sky sources.

Belgian malinois Kevin and Dazz were reportedly due to be put down this week because they couldn’t be re-homed.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson called the dogs’ handlers into the MOD for a meeting on Monday morning, after reports appeared in various media outlets over the weekend.

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Next March, Tracy Sefcik and Martin Conlon with Cross Country Cycle 4 Vets will embark on a 3,142-mile journey across the United States from San Diego, California, to St. Augustine, Florida.

Their goal is to raise $25,000 for the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that works to honor defenders, veterans, first responders and their families by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.

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The future USS Michael Monsoor leaves Bath Iron Works to head out to sea for trials, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Bath, Maine. The ship is the second in the stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers. AP

BATH, Maine, United States — The second in the U.S. Navy stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers headed out to sea for the first time on Monday, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for builder trials.

The future USS Michael Monsoor carefully navigated the winding Kennebec River before reaching the North Atlantic. It’ll be at sea for several days before returning to Bath Iron Works for tweaks and adjustments.

Part of the 610-foot-long (186-meter-long) ship’s crew posed for photos at Fort Popham, in Phippsburg, as the ship cruised past.

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard on Sunday repatriated 67 Haitians, whose boat was intercepted about 51 kilometres north-east of Turtle Island on the north coast of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

The Coast Guard said that since October 1, approximately 200 Haitians have tried to migrate illegally to the United States by sea and has renewed its warning to people not to attempt the dangerous journey since many have lost their lives on previous occasions.

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U-1023 in Plymouth after being captured. She was the same type as U-223, which sank the Dorchester.

US Coast Guard Cutter Comanche left Boston in January 1943. She made contact with her convoy on the 29th and proceeded as scheduled. It was a routine escort, three troopships, and three Coast Guard cutters. They sailed into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, hoping and praying they would return home again.

They were following Convoy Route “SG,” from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Greenland. They knew these waters well, but the men on board were cautious, two ships had been sunk on this patrol just five months ago. Despite the possible danger, they knew these troopships needed to continue their journey. The men on board were required in Europe, to help win the war so they could all finally get back home.

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Officer Ryan Holets has adopted an opioid-addicted baby he found out about while on the job.

Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets adopted the newborn baby of a woman addicted to heroin and crystal meth after meeting her on a routine call.

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Hidden underground near the town of Cooperstown, North Dakota is a piece of eye-opening history. It is both fascinating and a little bit unnerving, but it is well worth the visit. Discover what makes it so special and how it could have made the history books, but luckily never had to. It may be a bit of a drive for some but the experience and the knowledge gained is a more than fair trade off. Keep reading to take a look.

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On Saturday, the Ukrainian Naval Forces conducted PASSEX type joint training exercises with the US Navy’s James E. Williams destroyer, the press center of Ukraine’s Naval Command reported.

“On December 2, the Ukrainian Naval Forces together with the USS James Williams conducted PASSEX type training exercises. Two Ka-27 helicopters from the Ukrainian Navy were involved in the event,” the report states.

The goal of the exercises was to work on cooperation with partner-states’ ships according to NATO standards, increase the level of compatibility and deepen collaboration.

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