MORNING BRIEFING: Brutal murders in Coeur d’Alene, mudslide death toll rises and Facebook goes virtual reality

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According to police, the 14-year-old boy accused of brutally killing his father and brother in Coeur d’Alene had been planning the murders for months. (S-R)

Police are intensifying their search for a serial armed robber on the loose in Spokane. (KXLY)

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering ending a local ban on weapons at parades and festivals. (KREM)

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So far, 16 people have been confirmed dead in the Snohomish County mudslide. Experts say the affected hillside had a long history of landslides. (Seattle Times)

Three of Obama's Secret Service agents were sent home from the Netherlands after partying a bit too hard. (WaPo)

Get ready to play FarmVille in 3D: Facebook bought virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for $2 billion. (BW)