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Date set for presidential debate

Date set for presidential debate

Mark your calendars: The midterm elections aren't yet been decided, but there's already a date scheduled for a 2016 presidential debate.
Girl, 8, scolds Senate candidates

Girl, 8, scolds Senate candidates

An 8-year-old North Carolina girl is sick of the heated Senate race where more than $100 million has been spent on mostly negative TV ads.
Cups a clue in family's mystery dea...

Cups a clue in family's mystery deaths

Benjamin and Kristi Strack lay dead on their bed. On the floor near them lay the bodies of three of their children, from 11 to 14 years-old.
4 dead: Plane hits FlightSafety bui...

4 dead: Plane hits FlightSafety building

A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate KSNW reported.
Ferguson chief: I'm not resigning

Ferguson chief: I'm not resigning

Under fire, the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of stepping down.
WWII wreckage raised from lake

WWII wreckage raised from lake

The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.

FoxNews

AD WARS: Campaigns go for shock, si...

AD WARS: Campaigns go for shock, silly in final TV blitz before Election Day

'AN ALARMING INCREASE' Iran blasted...

'AN ALARMING INCREASE' Iran blasted on human rights before UN hearing

FACING JUSTICE Suspected cop killer...

FACING JUSTICE Suspected cop killer charged with murder

TODD STARNES Does the military have...

TODD STARNES Does the military have a problem with Jesus?

Pols want Gitmo transfers halted o...

Pols want Gitmo transfers halted over ISIS fears

Ill woman who intends to end her li...

Ill woman who intends to end her life posts new video

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

Captured: Eric Matthew Frein, alleg...

Captured: Eric Matthew Frein, alleged cop killer and ?most wanted? fugitive

A massive 48-day manhunt for suspected trooper shooter Eric Matthew Frein ended Thursday evening at an abandoned rural airport, some 40 miles from the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa., where he allegedly ambushed two troopers, killing one and injuring the other.

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GovBeat: The likely next governor o...

GovBeat: The likely next governor of Texas has lived a life full of Lone Star ambition ? one that may take him beyond his home state.

AUSTIN ? The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam Houston governed the state. The last two incumbents, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, ran for president.

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At fast-growing Brookings, donors m...

At fast-growing Brookings, donors may have an impact on research agenda

Of all the topics the venerable Brookings Institution has examined in recent years, legalizing marijuana was rarely high on anyone?s scholarly agenda.

That changed after a November 2012 visit from a lawyer working with Peter B. Lewis, the billionaire insurance magnate who during the last years of his life made the legalization of marijuana his personal mission.

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Dvorak: Halloween carpetbaggers exp...

Dvorak: Halloween carpetbaggers expose the fault lines between the haves and have-nots

They come in by the minivan-load.

Take a look at those license plates ? these Halloween carpetbaggers are clearly not from the neighborhood. Some of them are just teenagers with pillowcases and no costumes!

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Advocates want restaurants to stop ...

Advocates want restaurants to stop catering to young diners with kids? menus

All that was left of Julia Washington?s seared-scallop entree were the baby artichokes. The 10-year-old speared one with a fork, eyeing it with curiosity and contempt.

?I don?t know about new things. I don?t know how they taste,? the fifth-grader from Upper Marlboro said at the restaurant Equinox. ?It looks like a mushroom. I don?t like mushrooms.?

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Ukraine, Russia sign deal to end na...

Ukraine, Russia sign deal to end natural gas cut-off ahead of winter

MOSCOW ? Russia agreed Thursday to resume selling natural gas to Ukraine, ending a cutoff that had threatened to leave Ukrainian households shivering as winter approached.

The stopgap deal will secure critical energy supplies for Ukraine through March and will also help assure European countries that their own natural gas supply will not be disrupted during chilly winter months. Russia cut off gas to Ukraine in June, following a price dispute and months of geopolitical turmoil.

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Reuters

Dollar General extends tender offer...

Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc .
Dow hits record high; BOJ ramps up ...

Dow hits record high; BOJ ramps up stimulus

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.
Argentina default spreads to Par bo...

Argentina default spreads to Par bonds, risking payment demands

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina's debt default spread to its Par bonds on Friday after the country failed to complete an interest payment, raising the risk that creditors could demand that the country's cash-strapped government immediately repay all of its debt.
Daimler buys into Agusta as motorbi...

Daimler buys into Agusta as motorbike and car tech converge

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler AG will buy 25 percent of Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta - the latest sign that motorbike and car technologies are converging, driven by a push to lower emissions and improve safety.
AbbVie says strong results lessen n...

AbbVie says strong results lessen need for big deal

(Reuters) - AbbVie, which this month abandoned its planned $55 billion purchase of Dublin drugmaker Shire , reported impressive quarterly earnings on demand for its Humira arthritis drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without rushing into another big merger attempt.
Exxon, Chevron results boosted by r...

Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

(Reuters) - A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp , helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices.

ABC

What Kaci Hickox Has to Say About C...

What Kaci Hickox Has to Say About Court???s Quarantine Decision

Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients can leave house, court rules.
This Is the Abandoned Airport Where...

This Is the Abandoned Airport Where Eric Frein Was Found

The abandoned airplane hanger where accused cop killer Eric Frein was found has been closed for the past 16 years.
Why Couple Blames Social Media for ...

Why Couple Blames Social Media for Pup's Disappearance

This 3-month-old Chow Chow will steal your heart.
Virgin Galactic's Spacecraft Experi...

Virgin Galactic's Spacecraft Experiences 'In-Flight Anomaly'

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert today, the company said.
No Quarantine for Nurse While She A...

No Quarantine for Nurse While She Awaits Hearing, Judge Rules

Temporary court order prohibits her from public places.
Look Inside Isolation Ward That Tre...

Look Inside Isolation Ward That Treated Nina Pham

Simple beige walls and the Spartan furnishings of a medical facility bely the import of this ward ??? it is the isolation block of the National Institutes of Health that housed nurse Nina Pham as she recovered from Ebola. The NIH is one of only four facilities in the country specially designed to handle a contagion of Ebola???s level. This one was designed in 2010 to cope with the threat of outbreaks for diseases such as Influenza or SARS, and then adapted for Ebola.

BBC

Virgin spacecraft 'in-flight anomal...

Virgin spacecraft 'in-flight anomaly'

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo tourism craft suffers an "in-flight anomaly", the company says, during a test flight in California.
Burkina Faso's president resigns

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
China makes 'biggest cash haul'

China makes 'biggest cash haul'

Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
Jeers for accused US police killer

Jeers for accused US police killer

Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.

New York Times

$2.25 Million Settlement for Family...

$2.25 Million Settlement for Family of Rikers Inmate Who Died in Hot Cell

The death of Jerome Murdough, a homeless veteran held in a mental health unit, provoked widespread public outrage and drew attention to the conditions at the jail.
DealBook: Discovery of JPMorgan Cyb...

DealBook: Discovery of JPMorgan Cyberattack Aided by Company That Runs Race Website for Bank

A small Michigan company that runs the website for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge played a role in helping the bank find the breach of its computer system this summer.
Art Review: Celebrating Helena Rubi...

Art Review: Celebrating Helena Rubinstein at the Jewish Museum

?Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power? is the first museum show devoted to the ideas, innovation and influence of this cosmetics magnate.
New York City?s Top Uniformed Polic...

New York City?s Top Uniformed Police Officer Resigns

Philip Banks III, the chief of department, resigned just days before he was to be promoted to become Commissioner William J. Bratton?s second-in-command.
Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantin...

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

Less than a day after restricting the movements of a nurse who treated Ebola victims in West Africa, a judge in Maine lifted the quarantine.
Syrian Photographer?s Record of Dea...

Syrian Photographer?s Record of Deaths Generates Outrage, but Little Action

A celebrated defector is no longer optimistic that the United States has the will to stop the abuses committed by the Assad government.

WallStreet Journal

Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Pr...

Big Banks Brace for Penalties in Probes

Big banks in the U.S. and Europe are stockpiling billions to pay for a potential trans-Atlantic settlement of allegations that they manipulated foreign-exchange rates.
FCC Plans More Power Over Broadband

FCC Plans More Power Over Broadband

The head of the FCC is laying the groundwork for expanding the agency?s authority over broadband providers, but would still allow them to cut deals with content companies for special access.
J.P. Morgan Found Hackers Through B...

J.P. Morgan Found Hackers Through Breach of Road-Race Site

J.P. Morgan Chase may not have discovered the breach in its computer systems as quickly this past summer if it hadn?t gone looking for trouble elsewhere, people briefed on the investigation said.
Russia Raises Interest Rates

Russia Raises Interest Rates

The Bank of Russia raised interest rates by 1.5 percentage points seeking to slow surging inflation and shore up the sagging ruble as the economic cost of sanctions and falling oil prices deepens.
Exxon, Chevron Post Strong Results

Exxon, Chevron Post Strong Results

Exxon and Chevron reported surprising profit growth, despite gloomy market conditions, boosted by their refining divisions that have lost favor with some smaller peers.
Sony Posts Hefty Loss

Sony Posts Hefty Loss

Sony posted a $1.2 billion loss after writing down the value of its struggling smartphone business, but strong PlayStation sales brightened up the quarterly report.

Wired News

Gadget Lab Podcast: Google?s New Ph...

Gadget Lab Podcast: Google?s New Phone Falls to Pieces?On Purpose!

Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s New Phone Falls to Pieces—On Purpose!

What do you want for Halloween? How about Lollipops? And Nexus devices, and modular phones, and wrist-computers that are not watches? Hold out your goodie bags and download this week's show.

The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Google’s New Phone Falls to Pieces—On Purpose! appeared first on WIRED.

The Best London Neighborhoods for S...

The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars

The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars

For tourists more interested in spotting Bugattis and Paganis than the history of the White Tower, here's where you want to hang out.

The post The Best London Neighborhoods for Spotting Supercars appeared first on WIRED.

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ...

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ?Dark Web? Site

Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site

Now the world's least anonymous website (Facebook) has just joined the Web's most anonymous network (Tor).

The post Why Facebook Just Launched Its Own ‘Dark Web’ Site appeared first on WIRED.

How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App...

How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App by Nearly 50%

How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App by Nearly 50%

You weren’t imagining things. The Facebook iPhone app was getting slower. In 2012, the social networking giant launched its first native iPhone app, and over the next two years, according to Facebook engineer Adam Ernst, its all-important News Feed gradually slowed down as the company beefed up the app with new features. But recently, after […]

The post How Facebook Sped Up Its iPhone App by Nearly 50% appeared first on WIRED.

Android Founder Departs Google, Con...

Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup

Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup

Google's head of robotics and former head of Android, Andy Rubin, is stepping down from the company to launch a new incubator for hardware startups.

The post Android Founder Departs Google, Continuing Executive Shakeup appeared first on WIRED.

4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building

Spiders form communal webs more often than you think.

The post 4-Acre Spider Web Engulfs Building appeared first on WIRED.

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Cowboys still waiting for Romo test...

Cowboys still waiting for Romo test results

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent tests Tuesday morning for a more complete look at the bruised back he suffered in the third quarter of Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resig...

Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning and will not return next school year.
OKC's Westbrook suffers small fract...

OKC's Westbrook suffers small fracture in hand

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night, coach Scott Brooks said.
Kentucky, Arizona 1-2 in AP preseas...

Kentucky, Arizona 1-2 in AP preseason poll

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.
Garrett: Romo might be a game-time ...

Garrett: Romo might be a game-time call

Tony Romo is missing his third straight day of practice with a back injury and will have to move around before Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in order to be able to play.
Spartans QB Cook expects to return ...

Spartans QB Cook expects to return in '15

Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.

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: Trick-or-Treating ...

Room for Debate: Trick-or-Treating for a Purpose

Is this Halloween tradition meant to be a local neighborhood event, or a bridge to other communities? Or is it just about free candy?
Op-Talk: Is It Voter Fraud or Voter...

Op-Talk: Is It Voter Fraud or Voter Suppression in 2014?

Voter fraud, voter ID laws, ?the new poll tax? ? sound familiar? The voter suppression debate is making another resurgence in the run-up to midterm elections.
Opinionator | Draft: Peering Into t...

Opinionator | Draft: Peering Into the Darkness

Horror stories shine a bright light on our fears.
Taking Note: Mon Dieu! French Cultu...

Taking Note: Mon Dieu! French Culture Minister Admits She Doesn?t Read

She admitted she hadn?t read any novels by France latest Nobel laureate, Patrick Mondiano.
Taking Note: U.S. and Cuba Come Tog...

Taking Note: U.S. and Cuba Come Together Over Ebola, Infuriating Republicans

Cuba has emerged as one of the leading players in the effort to contain Ebola in West Africa.
Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong?s Occu...

Op-Ed Contributor: Hong Kong?s Occupy Generation

A new force is coming of age: young, dedicated to democracy, with little affinity for the cultural identity of mainland China.

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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Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to S...

Fed's George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday.
Police led to Alabama drug suspect ...

Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog

BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man's dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday.
Man who vanished from Denver NFL ga...

Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday.
Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight ...

Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit.
Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses leg...

Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses legal battle to reveal all

STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - A British man who has spent a total of seven years in jail for going naked in public lost his legal battle to wear no clothes on Tuesday as Europe's human rights court told him he must respect the feelings of others.
Florida man shoots 400-pound bear b...

Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.
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