Alabama hostage standoff

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Lauren Higginson, a student on  Charles "Chuck" Poland's bus, hugs her teddy bear during the ceremony to honor Poland at the Ozark Civic Center on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ozark, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended on Feb. 4, according to law enforcement sources. The gunman is dead and the child is safe in custody.

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