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Police kill father holding teacher hostage

A SWAT team in Riverside, California, killed a father who held a teacher hostage for nearly seven hours Tuesday in an elementary school, according to CBS News and the Washington Post.

Swedish hostage released after 6 years

Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson, who had been held captive for six years by a branch of al Qaeda in Mali, has returned to Sweden after the militants released him, the Swedish government said.