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WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies

WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newspaper said Tuesday. He was 93.
Child sex offender nabbed in sting

Child sex offender nabbed in sting

An Australian man is sentenced for online sex with a young girl, but she wasn't even real. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.
Actress, boyfriend face charges

Actress, boyfriend face charges

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Former Harlem Globetrotter missing

Former Harlem Globetrotter missing

Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports.
Even Taylor Swift's silence is gold...

Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden

"Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada. But the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.
Obama's ISIS, Ebola "mission creep"

Obama's ISIS, Ebola "mission creep"

President Barack Obama is loading new missions on the U.S. military with fast-expanding mandates and no certain end dates as he grapples with the threats posed by ISIS and Ebola.

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BYPASSING THE FEDS Some states ta...

BYPASSING THE FEDS Some states take Ebola precautions into own hands

CONVICT BLACKJACK 'Cold Case' pla...

CONVICT BLACKJACK 'Cold Case' playing cards could help crack cases

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercep...

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercept of US weapons to Kurds

Canadian police search for more sho...

Canadian police search for more shooters after attack on Parliament leaves soldier and gunman dead

'DECEPTIVE' MAILER? Ga. Dems slamme...

'DECEPTIVE' MAILER? Ga. Dems slammed for flier linking Ferguson to election

Blackwater guards found guilty in I...

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

MSNBC

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle N...

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle New California Fire

The tanker went down as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park, California fire officials said.






NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beat...

NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beating Video

One officer was suspended without pay and another was placed on modified duty after a video surfaced showing cops punching and beating a teenager.
Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New ...

Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New California Fire

Contact with the tanker was lost as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park.






Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplie...

Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplies in Ebola-Hit Liberia

Even in parts of Liberia where Ebola hasn?t been spreading, frightened doctors have run away and villages lack clean, running water.
Chicago Police Captain Shot Executi...

Chicago Police Captain Shot Executing Warrant

The captain was shot in his head and chest as police tried to arrest a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Indiana.
Shootout as Hundreds of Police Stor...

Shootout as Hundreds of Police Storm Chicago Neighborhood

Police have armored vehicles on the scene, and several rounds of gunfire have been heard coming from automatic weapons.






Washington Post

Shots fired at Canadian War Memoria...

Shots fired at Canadian War Memorial, Parliament; soldier killed, police scouring downtown Ottawa

A soldier was killed during a shooting at Canada?s National War Memorial on Wednesday morning, which was followed quickly by additional gunfire inside the nearby Parliament, according to police.

A gunman has also been killed, Ottawa police said. And there are still concerns about possible additional shooters, as police continue to scour the area without anyone in custody, authorities said.

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As U.S. attacks Islamic State, Syri...

As U.S. attacks Islamic State, Syria steps up assaults on moderate rebels

BEIRUT ? Syrian government forces have dramatically intensified air and ground assaults on areas held by moderate rebels, attempting to deliver crippling blows as world attention shifts to airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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Weather Gang: Weather Service stops...

Weather Gang: Weather Service stops receiving satellite data, issues notice about forecast quality

The apparent network outage is the latest in a string of information technology problems for the service.
Dr. Gridlock: An additional 3 milli...

Dr. Gridlock: An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective airbags, NHTSA says

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week that three million additional vehicles may need urgent repairs to prevent drivers and passengers from being injured because of defective airbags.

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Four Blackwater guards found guilty...

Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civilians

Seven years after American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis by firing machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle, a jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four Blackwater Worldwide guards of murder and manslaughter charges in the incident, one of the most ignominious chapters of the Iraq war.

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Evidence supports officer?s account...

Evidence supports officer?s account of shooting in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer?s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown?s body.

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Reuters

U.S. Court hears arguments on sex d...

U.S. Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank.
Wall St. ends lower after shooting ...

Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.
Divided SEC adopts mortgage rule, d...

Divided SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.
AT&T revenue rises less than expect...

AT&T revenue rises less than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than wall street anticipated as a wave of subscribers signed up for equipment financing plans that charge lower service fees.
U.S. prosecutors probing Takata Cor...

U.S. prosecutors probing Takata Corp over misleading statements: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective airbags it sold to automakers including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
U.S. inflation muted in September a...

U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.

ABC

Soldier Dead In Canadian Parliament...

Soldier Dead In Canadian Parliament Shooting

A Canadian soldier was killed this morning during a series of shootings that forced police to lock down Parliament and hustled the country's prime minister to a safe location.
Meet the Hero Who Killed Gunman in ...

Meet the Hero Who Killed Gunman in Canada Shooting

Canadian officials are hailing Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers a hero for allegedly shooting the gunman who ambushed Parliament.
Woman Discovers Trove of Letters Fr...

Woman Discovers Trove of Letters From Husband After His Death

Even after his death, Mitchell Whisenhunt has found a way to surprise and bring comfort to his wife and young daughter, with a trove of letters he designated to be opened on certain dates.
CDC to Monitor Travelers From Ebola...

CDC to Monitor Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations for 21 Days

All travelers to Ebola-affected countries to undergo 21-day monitoring.
NBC Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He O...

NBC Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He Owes Hospital 'Debt He Can Never Repay'

Ashoka Mukpo was today discharged from Nebraska's isolation unit.
Family of American Freed From North...

Family of American Freed From North Korean Prison Thanks God For His Release

"Jeff is home we'd like to thank God for his hand of protection over Jeff for these past six months," the family's attorney said in a statement with the Fowles standing beside him.

BBC

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.
Four guilty of Blackwater killings

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
Sweden could use force in sub hunt

Sweden could use force in sub hunt

Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.

New York Times

Las Vegas Hopes Its New Play for Pr...

Las Vegas Hopes Its New Play for Pro Soccer Won?t Be a Loser

A city known for gambling but trying to diversify wants to add a Major League Soccer team, but the need for public money for a stadium is a hurdle.
Canadian Soldier Dead After Attack ...

Canadian Soldier Dead After Attack Near Parliament in Ottawa

A gunman fatally wounded a soldier guarding the National War Memorial, entered the Parliament building and fired multiple times before he was shot and killed.
Witness Accounts of Ottawa Shooting...

Witness Accounts of Ottawa Shootings

A sampling of video and witness accounts of the shootings in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
Busting the Budget: Kansas Faces Ad...

Busting the Budget: Kansas Faces Additional Revenue Shortfalls After Tax Cuts

Three more months of data are in, and the state is still collecting much less income tax than it expected.
Former Blackwater Guards Convicted ...

Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.
U.S. Airdrop Aided Militants, Turki...

U.S. Airdrop Aided Militants, Turkish President Says

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State had seized some weapons and supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.

WallStreet Journal

P&G Narrows Field For CEO Successio...

P&G Narrows Field For CEO Succession

Procter & Gamble shook up its senior management ranks, naming new leaders for key businesses and narrowing the field of potential successors to CEO A.G. Lafley.
Stocks Drop After Recent Rally

Stocks Drop After Recent Rally

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, snapping the Dow Jones Industrial Average?s three-day rally that lifted the benchmark from six-month lows.
AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

AT&T lowered its revenue outlook for the year, pointing to fewer-than-expected sign-ups for its no-contract Next wireless plans that require customers to pay full price for their smartphones.
U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

U.S. Inflation Remains Tame

Consumer prices rose slightly in September, the latest sign of modest U.S. inflation pressures amid concerns of a global slowdown.
Regulators to Give More Deal-Loan D...

Regulators to Give More Deal-Loan Direction

U.S. regulators are preparing to offer more public guidance for banks that provide leveraged loans, after officials and financiers have tussled for months over acceptable practices.
Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

Total named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, after the death of Christophe de Margerie in a Moscow plane crash.

Wired News

China?s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vo...

China?s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

China’s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.

The post China’s Biggest Smartphone Maker Vows to Move Online Services Overseas appeared first on WIRED.

Our First Look at Android Lollipop ...

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought.

The post Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices appeared first on WIRED.

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a K...

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make […]

The post The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg appeared first on WIRED.

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tip...

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that […]

The post Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience appeared first on WIRED.

Twitter?s Audacious Plan to Infiltr...

Twitter?s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Twitter's new software development kit, Fabric, is the company's foundation for transforming a business based purely on a single product?Tweets!?into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.

The post Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps appeared first on WIRED.

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthe...

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Infinite Socket brings modern technology and thoughtful design to bear on a long-ignored pain point.

The post Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough appeared first on WIRED.

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Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants t...

Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lott...

NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform

An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham cla...

UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes

An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Wa...

Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'

Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
Report: Belichick sends tardy Revis...

Report: Belichick sends tardy Revis home

Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis misses practice Tuesday after being is sent home for being late to a meeting.
Charles tested for concussion after...

Charles tested for concussion after remarks

Although Jamaal Charles showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit he took from Brandon Flowers on Sunday, the running back was placed in the concussion protocol this week after comments he made Tuesday.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Room for Debate: Who Needs Football...

Room for Debate: Who Needs Football?

Should high schools eliminate competitive athletic teams?
Taking Note: To Prevent Another Fer...

Taking Note: To Prevent Another Ferguson, Vote in Georgia

Georgia Republicans are furious about a flyer just released by the state Democratic Party that invokes the Missouri shooting.
Taking Note: Facts & Figures: Wealt...

Taking Note: Facts & Figures: Wealth Inequality on the Rise

The richest Americans have almost completely recovered from the financial crisis.
Op-Talk: Retweet If You?re Grieving

Op-Talk: Retweet If You?re Grieving

A celebrity?s death now entails a compulsory tweet to express loss and sadness ? in 140 characters or less. How has the Internet changed how we mourn?
Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Wr...

Op-Ed Contributor: Yan Lianke on Writing in China

From the shadows I lift my pen to write. I search for love, goodness and a perpetually beating heart.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Ben Bradlee ...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Ben Bradlee Who Hired Me ? Finally

The legendary Washington Post editor knew how to mentor a kid from nowhere. Next to my father, he was the most important man in my life.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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San Francisco stations banish 'Roya...

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
San Francisco stations banish 'Roya...

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf ...

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."
Washington teacher told not to use ...

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.
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