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HP unanimously rejects unsolicited takeover proposal from Xerox — for now

The printing corporation HP Inc. unanimously rejected a proposed takeover bid from copy machine giant Xerox on Sunday. In a statement, HP said its board “considered the highly conditional and uncertain nature of the proposal” and determined the combined company would carry too much debt. HP added that Xerox’s offer “significantly undervalues HP” and the deal is “not in […]

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2 Arkansas Chemistry Professors Face Charges of Making Meth

It sounds like something from the award-winning former A.M.C. series “Breaking Bad”: The authorities charged two chemistry professors in Arkansas on Friday in connection with the production of methamphetamine. The instructors, Terry D. Bateman, 45, and Bradley A. Rowland, 40, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department said. […]

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Why ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Inflamed Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods

During Michael R. Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor of New York City, police officers stopped and questioned people they believed to be engaged in criminal activity on the street more than five million times. Officers often then searched the detainees — the vast majority of whom were young black and Latino men — for weapons that […]

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Bus crashes into semi truck on Virginia highway, leaving 19 people hospitalized

A massive crash sent 19 people to hospitals as thick fog and ice covered a Virginia highway Sunday. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the Nelson-Augusta county lines, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said. “Heavy fog and icy road conditions are to blame,” Geller said. More […]

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Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s Yovanovitch tweet was about his ‘own insecurity as an impostor’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump was “wrong” to tweet criticisms of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, during her testimony Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee, but stopped short of saying the tweets constituted witness intimidation.  Yovanovitch was testifying in the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into allegations that Trump […]

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How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ on Medicare for All

Two days before Senator Elizabeth Warren rolled out a fundamental reimagining of America’s health care and tax system — a $20.5 trillion package that would dwarf all her previous plans combined — she was working the phones to personally preview her proposal and sell it to a select group of political influencers. One was Paul […]

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Harrison Dillard, World’s Best Hurdler in the 1940s, Dies at 96

Harrison Dillard, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, was considered the world’s best hurdler in the 1940s, setting countless records and winning championships. But his greatest fame resulted from an embarrassing defeat. From June 1947 through June 1948, Dillard — who died on Friday in Cleveland at 96 — won 82 consecutive finals, outdoors and indoors, […]

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Inkas’ Armored Sentry Civilian Will Make Others Think You Belong In A SWAT Or SF Unit

Inkas is an expert at all things armored and has just unveiled a new and improved version of what is arguably its most remarkable vehicle: the Sentry Civilian. The Inkas Sentry Civilian is based on the Ford F-550 platform that has been comprehensively modified with distinct suspension components, heavy-duty brakes, and a host of other […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Condemns Protesters as ‘Thugs’

TEHRAN, Iran — The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over an increase in gas prices “thugs,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. Ayatollah Khamenei backed the government’s decision to raise the government-set prices for gasoline by 50 percent as […]

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Werner G. Doehner, Last Survivor of the Hindenburg, Dies at 90

Werner G. Doehner, the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, which killed three dozen people in 1937, died on Nov. 8 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, N.H. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son, Bernie Doehner, who said his father died from complications of pneumonia. Werner Doehner was 8 years […]

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Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk at Just the Right Time

At a black church in New York on Sunday, Michael Bloomberg stood before the congregation and repented. He said the police stops of millions of black and Latino men when he was mayor, a policy known as stop and frisk, were a mistake. “Over time, I’ve come to understand something that I long struggled to […]

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