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White House back to normal after security lockdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief, partial lockdown at the White House was lifted on Monday after a metal object tossed over the fence was tested and determined not to be dangerous, the U.S. Secret Service said.

Shooting rampage in Houston leaves two dead, six wounded
(Reuters) - Police in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two officers - and set off a fire at a nearby gas station when bullets struck a gas pump, authorities said.

Suspected shark attacks in Florida, California over holiday weekend
(Reuters) - Two people were injured in suspected shark attacks in Florida and California over the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend, but beachgoers returned to nearby ocean waters on Monday, officials said.

NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
(Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said.

Ohio zoo defends shooting of gorilla after boy fell in enclosure
CINCINNATI (Reuters) - The director of the Cincinnati Zoo on Monday stood by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him.

Bodies of U.S. climbers left on Tibetan peak out of respect
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The bodies of two renowned U.S. climbers, found in Tibet 16 years after they died on one of the world's tallest mountains, have been left untouched out of respect, one of the mountaineers who found the remains said on Monday.