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Cop held in Mexico's missing 43 cas...

Cop held in Mexico's missing 43 case

A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.
NYPD rookie kills unarmed man

NYPD rookie kills unarmed man

A rookie police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in an unlit stairwell of a housing project in what New York's top cop said Friday was "a very unfortunate tragedy ... involving an accidental discharge."
Kids author: Sorry for 'racist' jok...

Kids author: Sorry for 'racist' joke

Jacqueline Woodson's big win at the National Book Awards on Wednesday was briefly eclipsed by a racially charged joke.
Obama's speech is oddly familiar

Obama's speech is oddly familiar

President Obama's speech on immigration is very similar to the one President Bush gave in 2006
Obama hurt '07 immigration effort

Obama hurt '07 immigration effort

It was the summer of 2007 and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., unloaded on his junior colleague, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois.
Obama responds to heckler

Obama responds to heckler

During his immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, President Obama addresses a heckler in the crowd.

FoxNews

MILITANT REHAB: Released Gitmo pris...

MILITANT REHAB: Released Gitmo prisoner to join Saudi program

YOU'VE GOT MAIL Probe into IRS scan...

YOU'VE GOT MAIL Probe into IRS scandal finds Lerner emails

DEAL ON THE ROCKS? Kerry says 'ser...

DEAL ON THE ROCKS? Kerry says 'serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks

SEA MONSTER CAUGHT Researchers film...

SEA MONSTER CAUGHT Researchers film rare, deep-sea fish off California

PARIS KIDNAP TRY N. Korean with Kim...

PARIS KIDNAP TRY N. Korean with Kim ties escapes abduction attempt

Benghazi Report: CIA gathered intel...

Benghazi Report: CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria

MSNBC

Missouri Governor, Trying to Keep B...

Missouri Governor, Trying to Keep Balance on Ferguson, Finds It?s Easy to Slip

Sources: Ferguson grand jury back M...

Sources: Ferguson grand jury back Monday

In the run-up to Black Friday, Walm...

In the run-up to Black Friday, Walmart and strikers wage a war of words

Gambling nuke commander linked to f...

Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

Ex-Amazon employee set for hunger s...

Ex-Amazon employee set for hunger strike at Seattle HQ

St. Louis area braces for aftershoc...

St. Louis area braces for aftershock of grand jury?s decision on Ferguson shooting

Washington Post

White House gives commanders broade...

White House gives commanders broader authority to support Afghan troops

The United States will remain in an armed conflict in Afghanistan ? essentially at war ? after the end of this year under rules for combat operations the Pentagon requested, and President Obama approved, early this month.

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Kerry: Big, serious gaps remain in ...

Kerry: Big, serious gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks; possible impasse hinted at

VIENNA ? Negotiators working to slow Iran?s nuclear program and ease sanctions pressed forward with talks Saturday amid indications that they are at an impasse with two days left before a deadline for an accord.

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St. Louis area braces for aftershoc...

St. Louis area braces for aftershock of grand jury?s decision on Ferguson shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. ?A grand jury is continuing its deliberation on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in August.

When they jury will reconvene is unknown, but according to sources close to the process and who spoke on condition of anonymity, they may meet again Monday or possibly sooner. The process is secret, so sources could not speak on the record.

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Wild turkeys have made a comeback a...

Wild turkeys have made a comeback and are ruffling some suburban feathers

Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching.

The wild turkeys were not feeling festive. One flew at and into a truck. When two members of Faith United Church of Christ in Frederick went outside to get a closer a look, they were gobbled at and chased back inside. A joke quickly made the rounds: The wild turkeys had somehow learned their kinsfolk were on platters. They wanted revenge.

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U-Va. president suspends fraterniti...

U-Va. president suspends fraternities until Jan. 9 in wake of rape allegations

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said Saturday that she is suspending all campus fraternities through early January, acting days after a magazine published an account from the victim of an alleged 2012 gang rape inside a U-Va. fraternity house.

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Balz: Democrats have the machinery ...

Balz: Democrats have the machinery ready to fire up when Hillary Clinton says, ?Go?

NEW YORK ? It was all Hillary Clinton, all day, Friday in New York, a day that helped crystallize how much already has been done for the prospective presidential candidate by others and, more importantly, what she has yet to do for herself.

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Reuters

Europe not at risk of full-blown de...

Europe not at risk of full-blown deflation: ECB's Constancio

FLORENCE Italy (Reuters) - Europe is not at risk of sliding into "full deflation" but the current rate of inflation is dangerously low, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday.
China's rate-cut likely to hurt ban...

China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth.
Giving thanks for big stock gains

Giving thanks for big stock gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.
Visa sees Visa Europe option now co...

Visa sees Visa Europe option now costing more than $10 billion

(Reuters) - Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said it might have to pay more than $10 billion to buy its London-based European licensee, Visa Europe Ltd, if its owners exercise their option to sell it.
Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 billion...

Lockheed, Pentagon ink $4.7 billion deal for eighth batch of F-35 fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it had awarded Lockheed Martin Corp a contract valued at $4.7 billion for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets that lowered the average price per jet by 3.5 percent from the last contract, and 57 percent from the first batch.
European Parliament may propose Goo...

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald

ABC

Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge

Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge

Ferguson, Mo., grand jury investigating killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.
Why You Should Start Black Friday S...

Why You Should Start Black Friday Shopping Today

Mark Ellwood provided his tips for cashing in on Black Friday deals days before Black Friday actually arrives.
Climate Change, Evolution: Here's W...

Climate Change, Evolution: Here's Why We Disagree

A growing body of evidence suggests that the passionate debate over public issues ranging from climate change to evolution has little to do with the facts.
Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms Afte...

Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow

Western New York residents help each other dig out from massive snowfall as flood threat looms
Ferguson Grand Jury Unusual in Many...

Ferguson Grand Jury Unusual in Many Ways

Missouri grand jury proceedings in Michael Brown shooting unusual in a variety of ways
2 in Missouri Charged With Lying on...

2 in Missouri Charged With Lying on Forms to Buy Guns Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

Federal authorities in Missouri arrested two men who they believed tried acquiring ready-made explosives ahead of the grand jury decision in Michael Brown case.

BBC

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious wa...

Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'

The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.
'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talk...

'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks

Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
West 'seeks Russia regime change'

West 'seeks Russia regime change'

Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi

Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

New York Times

Bidding in Government Auction of Ai...

Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

Prices are likely to rise further because the auction has no definite end and could continue for days or weeks.
Ferguson: Unlawful Assembly Arrests...

Ferguson: Unlawful Assembly Arrests in Ferguson

More demonstrators were arrested in Ferguson, Mo.
Harvard 31, Yale 24: With Perfect E...

Harvard 31, Yale 24: With Perfect Ending, Harvard Beats Yale and Wins Ivy Title

After losing a 17-point lead, the Crimson scored the winning touchdown with 55 seconds left to complete a 10-0 season, the 18th perfect season in Harvard football history.
Roll Over, Mahler: U.S. Orchestras ...

Roll Over, Mahler: U.S. Orchestras Are Shrinking

The current cost-cutting trend in American orchestras often means management seeks to fill slots with freelancers rather than full-timers.
G.O.P.-Led Benghazi Inquiry Bolster...

G.O.P.-Led Benghazi Inquiry Bolsters Administration

The House Intelligence Committee has joined previous panels in rejecting the most damning accusations about the handling of the 2012 attacks on American outposts.
In Iran Talks, U.S. Seeks to Preven...

In Iran Talks, U.S. Seeks to Prevent a Covert Weapon

Unstated during negotiations is the fear of a ?sneakout,? the risk of a bomb being produced at an undetected facility, or built from fuel and components obtained from one of Iran?s few trading partners.

WallStreet Journal

Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction

Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction

A U.S. auction of wireless spectrum has collected $34 billion in bids, turning what was expected to be a relatively sleepy affair into a major windfall for taxpayers and posing enormous commitment of capital for the carriers.
Central Banks in New Push to Prime ...

Central Banks in New Push to Prime Pump

The People?s Bank of China and European Central Bank moved Friday to pump up flagging global growth, boosting stock markets but raising questions about the limitations of central-bank intervention.
Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale D...

Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Draws $82 Million

Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie?s evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday totaling 635 million Hong Kong dollars (US$82 million).
Putin Ally Sees Further Ruble Weake...

Putin Ally Sees Further Ruble Weakening

The ruble will weaken gradually in the next two years, but the sharp fluctuations seen in recent months are unlikely to reoccur, former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Saturday.
Elite Law Firms Lift Bonuses

Elite Law Firms Lift Bonuses

Three big law firms, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss and Clearly Gottlieb, are raising year-end bonuses for associate attorneys by as much as $40,000, partly reflecting this year?s resurgence in lucrative M&A work.
Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer ...

Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer Kits

Barnes & Noble is diversifying into gifts like popcorn makers and turntables for the holidays, part of a new merchandising strategy as it tries to reverse declines in store traffic and prepares to split up.

Wired News

How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 ...

How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars.

The post How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: Here?s All ...

While You Were Offline: Here?s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to.

The post While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On appeared first on WIRED.

Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What...

Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems.

The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.

Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bel...

Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ?70s

Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s

Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the force it once was. But you can still visit them on the net. In the classic video above, Ritchie is among those who pitch Bell Labs to potential recruits somewhere towards the tail end of its heyday, in the ’70s and on into the […]

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Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Ga...

Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games? Most Important Characters

Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters

There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Uber?s in Big T...

Gadget Lab Podcast: Uber?s in Big Trouble, Even if It?s Making Gobs of Money

Gadget Lab Podcast: Uber’s in Big Trouble, Even if It’s Making Gobs of Money

There's really no technology story this week bigger than Uber. The hosts discuss. Also, browsers: What's up with them?

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Sports ESPN

Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on strugg...

Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
Sooners' Perine (427 yards) bests G...

Sooners' Perine (427 yards) bests Gordon

One week after Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards, Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine eclipsed Gordon's mark with 427 yards Saturday against Kansas.
Ohio State clinches Big Ten title g...

Ohio State clinches Big Ten title game berth

Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to give Ohio State (No. 6 CFP, No. 7 AP) the lead late in the third quarter and added three late insurance scores to lead the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27 Saturday, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.
Tiger announces hiring of swing con...

Tiger announces hiring of swing consultant

Less than two weeks before he is set to return to competition, Tiger Woods announced Saturday via Twitter that Chris Como has been working with him on his swing.
Harvard wins 8th straight against r...

Harvard wins 8th straight against rival Yale

Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.
Michigan interim AD to determine Ho...

Michigan interim AD to determine Hoke's future

It's not yet clear when a decision will come on Brady Hoke's future as Michigan's football coach, but interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Saturday that he would be the one making the decision.

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: Priests as Husband...

Room for Debate: Priests as Husbands and Fathers?

How would the Catholic Church change if clerical marriage became more common?
Taking Note: The President?s Execut...

Taking Note: The President?s Executive Order Is Not Just About Unauthorized Immigrants

Life will be a little easier for skilled workers and foreign graduates of American universities.
Op-Ed Contributor: The Impeachment ...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Impeachment of Obama on Immigration May Be Legal ? But It?s Wrong

There?s a strong case for it. But that doesn?t make it a good idea.
Editorial: A Billionaire?s Hudson R...

Editorial: A Billionaire?s Hudson River Project

A privately financed plan for the old Pier 54 gets the go-ahead. Why isn?t public money as available for great public spaces?
Editorial: Four Decades of Solitary...

Editorial: Four Decades of Solitary in Louisiana

Albert Woodfox ? the last incarcerated ?Angola 3? prisoner, who may finally be freed ? has endured punishment that is barbaric beyond measure.
Op-Ed Columnist: Uber?s Rough Ride

Op-Ed Columnist: Uber?s Rough Ride

The car-service app has engineering talent and business savvy. All it lacks is some grown-ups to manage it.

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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Lost kitten from New Mexico turns u...

Lost kitten from New Mexico turns up in duffel bag in Maine

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - An Albuquerque cat owner can sleep easier now that the kitten that went missing last month will be home for the holidays, despite a mysterious 2,300-mile side trip to Maine.
Labor-intensive: China hospital giv...

Labor-intensive: China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

JINAN China (Reuters) - A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners.
Texas woman sues family after her d...

Texas woman sues family after her dogs kill neighbor's pet beagle

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The owner of three pit bulls and a pit-bull mix is seeking up to $1 million in damages after her dogs entered the Houston-area property of her neighbor and fatally attacked her neighbor's 10-year-old beagle.
Dog has its day as mayor of San Fra...

Dog has its day as mayor of San Francisco

(Reuters) - A previously unknown female Chihuahua named Frida has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city's animal shelter.
Dog has its day as mayor of San Fra...

Dog has its day as mayor of San Francisco

(Reuters) - A previously unknown female Chihuahua named Frida has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city's animal shelter.
Judge evicts man from NYC apartment...

Judge evicts man from NYC apartment, citing urine stench

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 30-year Harlem resident who suffers from incontinence has been evicted from his apartment by a New York City judge who said the stench of his urine jeopardized the safety of other tenants.
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