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  • Alumnus shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Brandishing a semi-automatic handgun and carrying extra ammunition in his pockets, a Florida State University graduate opened fire early on Thursday at his alma mater's main library, wounding two students and an employee as hundreds were studying for…

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  • NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency,…

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  • You'll shoot your eye out: Watchdog lists '10 worst' holiday toys

    By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - A plastic battle hammer for 3-year-olds, a glow-in-the-dark bow and arrow set and a pencil that doubles as a slingshot are on the short list of the most dangerous children's toys this holiday season. The annual "10 Worst Toys" list published by the U.S.-based…

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  • Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia,…

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  • Colorado man accused of wife's murder marked spot with X on map

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of killing his wife by pushing her off a cliff had a map with an "X" marking the spot where she fell to her death, unsealed court records show. Harold Henthorn, 58, was indicted this month for first-degree murder in the slaying of his wife,…

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  • Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday. Ingredients for a typical holiday feast, with turkey and all the…

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  • Immigrants face major hurdles in signing up to new Obama plan

    By Lawrence Hurley and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's televised address to the nation on Thursday may prove the easiest part of his controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy. Implementing it will be difficult and many people may never benefit, warn…

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  • Obama's immigration move expected to leave out millions of childless adults

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Friday nights, in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Ramon Madera invites his sister Angelica and her three children over to his home for dinner and games. It's a tradition that became all the more important after the children's father was deported back to…

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  • Minivan crash tests: Toyota good; Chrysler, Dodge, Nissan poor

    DETROIT (Reuters) - In a front overlap crash safety tests of four minivans sold in the United States, only the latest model of the Toyota Motor Corp Sienna scored well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said on Thursday. The Chrysler Group LLC Dodge Grand Caravan, the Chrysler Town &…

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  • NBC, Netflix cancel Bill Cosby's shows after sex assault claims

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC said on Wednesday it has canceled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming…

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