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Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.
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America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.
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Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.
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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.
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Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus

Sex Week events are designed to foster an open, healthy discussion about sex.
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Scrawny Tree Gets Charlie Brown Treatment

The tall but sparse tree in Reading, Pa., got a lot of complaints. The city decided to keep the tree but decorate it with a single red bulb.
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Squirrels Interfere With Cincinnati Zoo's Light Display

The zoo is holding its annual festival of lights event, and large patches of the park keep plunging into darkness. Squirrels are chewing through the light strands — hot sauce hasn't kept them away.
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Drawing Police Lessons From Ferguson May Not Be Clear-Cut

Will Ferguson and this year's other high-profile cases of police use of force, change the way American police are trained? Some see the incidents as an opportunity to update the training and rules.
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Census Bureau May Stop Asking Marital History Questions

Sociologists say it's a terrible idea, and comes just as they're trying to explore and explain a dramatic shift in Americans' marriage patterns.
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U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

The majority of undocumented workers in the U.S. come from Latin America, but there are still huge numbers from elsewhere in the world. Renee Montagne talks to immigration attorney Muzaffar Chishti.

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