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A shooting rampage on a California Indian reservation has left 4 dead, including the gunman and 3 people wounded.

The man, whom authorities have identified as 31-year-old Hector Celaya, was fatally wounded in a shootout with detectives after a car chase.

Celaya began his rampage Saturday night on the Tule River Indian Reservation in Porterville, Calif., authorities said.

According to NBC news, "Deputies responding to a 911 call found a man and a woman dead inside a trailer and a male juvenile suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. At a shed on the same property, deputies found the body of another man."

Authorities gave chase to Celaya who fled in a Jeep Cherokee with his two young daughters. It was after Celaya had pulled off to the side of the road that he was shot.

The two girls, ages 5 and 8, also suffered gunshot wounds.

"During the preliminary investigation, detectives learned the suspect had shot the children," the sheriff's office said in a statement according to Reuters.

The girls were taken to a hospital where one was receiving treatment for life-threatening injuries. The young man that was shot by Celaya was also transported to a hospital for treatment.

Explosion in Indiana Destroys Several Homes

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Two people were killed and several homes were leveled in Indianapolis when a blast rocked the neighborhood.

It is not quite clear what caused the explosion.

"Deputy Fire Chief Kenny Bacon told reporters Sunday investigators haven't eliminated any possible causes for the blast," said the Washington Post. "But U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, who represents the area, said he had been told a bomb or meth lab explosion had been ruled out."

"Deputy Code Enforcement Director Adam Collins said as many as 31 homes were damaged so badly that they may have to be demolished," the New York Times said. "The explosion damaged a total of 80 homes, he said. He estimated the damage at $3.6 million."

Most evacuees are staying with family and a relief operation was set up in a nearby church.

In just a day, megastorm Sandy destroyed much of New Jersey's shoreline causing many people to wonder how they could begin to repair the damage.

The damage the storm caused left New Jersey a blank slate to rebuild its famed vacation spots, however the fear of a second Sandy casts a shadow over any plans that are being made.

"Environmentalists and shoreline planners urged the state to think about how -- and if -- to redevelop the shoreline as it faces an even greater threat of extreme weather," the San Francisco Chronicle.

The damage the storm has done was not limited to properties.

According to the Associated Press via the Washington Post, the U.S. death toll from Sandy has climbed to 75 as of Thursday with the most fatalities, 30, occurring in New York.

A trial is set to begin Monday for a 10-year-old California boy who is charged with killing his father, a known Neo-Nazi.

It was reported by the New York Times that, "just before dawn on May 1, 2011, Joseph Hall went into his family's living room armed with a snub-nosed revolver, pointed it at his father's head as he lay sleeping on the couch, and shot and killed him."

The boy's motives for killing his father remain a mystery.

"Prosecutors say the boy deliberately gunned down his father Jeff Hall at the family's home in Riverside," said Southern California Public Radio. "His public defender has argued the boy is mentally unfit to stand trial."

If convicted, Hall will remain in custody until he is 25.

Appeals Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional

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A Manhattan federal appeals court has become the second in the country to rule the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Thursday.

According to the Washington Post, the decision made by the 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals upholds the 1996 ruling made by a lower court judge that defining marriage between one man and one woman was unconstitutional.

"The three judge panel says the law violates equal protection. A federal appeals court in Boston earlier this year also found it unconstitutional," the Huffington Post said.

Whether or not DOMA is truly unconstitutional will be decided by the Supreme Court at a later date.

Sandusky Sentenced To 30 Years in Prison

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A judge sentenced former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky to a minimum of 30 years in prison for child molestation on Tuesday.
After hearing testimony from 8 of Sandusky's 10 victims, Judge John Cleland delivered his sentence of 30 to 60 years in prison. According to CBS News, "This is essentially a life sentence for the 68-year-old Sandusky."
Sandusky was convicted in June of several charges of child molestation. "He had faced a maximum of 400 years for dozens of charges stemming from his sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period," said CNN
In concordance with Pennsylvania law, Sandusky will not be up for parole until the minimum 30 year sentence has been served.

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