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But as doubts about his story grew, deputies returned to the shooting scene along U.S. Highway 2 west of the farming community of Glasgow, where they found a Derringer pistol in a nearby field.

Police traced the weapon and discovered the 39-year-old had purchased it in his home state of West Virginia just days before the June 9 shooting.

Authorities now say Mr. Dolin shot himself in the arm in what appears to have been a hoax intended to promote his book. Dolin has confessed to making up the story, Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier said.


St. Louisan who won Nobel Prize dies at 95

ST. LOUIS | William S. Knowles, a longtime chemist at Monsanto Co. in St. Louis who shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died, his daughter said Monday. He was 95.

Mr. Knowles, of the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Mo., died June 13 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mr. Knowles and two other scientists won the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that led to discoveries now used to make various medicines, including antibiotics, heart drugs and widely used treatment for Parkinson’s disease.


Immigration: Ex-Rutgers student won’t be deported

TRENTON | Federal immigration authorities say they won’t seek to deport a former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying case.

Dharun Ravi is expected to be released from a New Jersey jail Tuesday. He will have served 20 days of a 30-day sentence that came after a conviction on 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

The 20-year-old Ravi was born in India and remains a citizen there. Under federal law, he could have faced deportation proceedings after completing his sentence.

But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that he won’t be removed from the U.S. because he has no prior criminal record.

He used a webcam in September 2010 to see roommate Tyler Clementi kiss another man. Clementi committed suicide days later.

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