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U.S. judge restores Endangered Species Act protections to Great Lakes gray wolves

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This Nov. 23, 2012, photograph provided by the Morrison county sheriff's office

Little Falls shooting: Little Falls homeowner charged in fatal shootings

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the Thanksgiving Day shooting deaths of two teenage cousins he said had broken into his home.

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Byron David Smith, 64, of Little Falls, told investigators he shot 17-year-old Nicholas Brady Schaeffel and 18-year-old Haile Kifer as they came downstairs into his basement workshop.

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