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The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday. The BEA civil aviation investigators said the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, had practiced the manouevre on the outbound trip from Duesseldorf to Barcelona just hours before his suicidal actions on the return flight. Remi Jouty, the director of the BEA, told journalists there had been no "noticeable effect" as the plane had already begun its descent into Barcelona while he was carrying out the practice manipulations.
PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.