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Reports: School shooting in suburban Seattle

usatoday.com — Police are responding to a shooting at a high school north of Seattle, according to media reports. Marysville Pilchuck High School is on lockdown, KING-TV in Seattle reports. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is assisting Marysville police. Neither police agency returned calls for information.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @DonnaLeinwand: HS freshman kills one girl, gravely wounds three others in a high school cafeteria. usat.ly/1wpZURO

Oct 24, 2014

HS freshman kills one girl, gravely wounds three others in a high school cafeteria. usat.ly/1wpZURO

Oct 24, 2014

Two dead, including gunman, in Seattle-area school shooting usat.ly/1wpZURO via @WLTX

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NIH: Dallas nurse Ebola-free, will be released

usatoday.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus, the NIH says. Nina Pham was admitted to the NIH hospital on Oct. 16. Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1woJsBi
Oct 24, 2014

Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed' usat.ly/1woJsBi

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RNS: Dallas nurse, Ebola free and heading home, thanks God, her doc & prayers of people worldwide. usat.ly/ZQpDHo http://t.co/q…

Oct 24, 2014

Dallas nurse, Ebola free and heading home, thanks God, her doc & prayers of people worldwide. usat.ly/ZQpDHo pic.twitter.com/VwWHXi78j9

Oct 24, 2014

President Obama met with Ebola-cured nurse Nina Pham in the Oval office Friday afternoon: on.wzzm.com/1xhL1jP pic.twitter.com/8IYbvdlNhK

Oct 24, 2014

USA TODAY: Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed' ow.ly/DiCqE

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Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Three blacks and one Hispanic sit on the boards of 20 major technology companies. That's according to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition which surveyed the companies. In all, four out of 189 directors are black or Hispanic, the survey found.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @tigerbeat: RT @jswartz: Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards. Exclusive from the great @jguynn usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jswartz: Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards. Exclusive from the great @jguynn usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Oct 25, 2014

Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards. Exclusive from the great @jguynn usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Oct 25, 2014

#RT Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards usat.ly/1tRX4qU via @usatoday

Oct 24, 2014

RT @andymorris: #Techdiversity: Three blacks, one Hispanic sit on major high-tech boards usat.ly/1tRX4qU via @usatoday #platform2014 @platformorg

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Allman Brothers' final shows haunt the Beacon

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - Halloween may still be a week away, but the Beacon Theater Friday was a most haunted house. Ghosts of an exquisitely musical nature flitted through the sticky sweet air, unseen but heard, casting a magical spell over an Allman Brothers Band performance that wasn't just among the group's last but also one for the ages.

TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

usatoday.com — It looks like we won't be following the redneck escapades of sassy young Honey Boo Boo anymore. Except maybe in re-runs. TMZ reports that TLC has canceled the reality show in the wake of reports that Mama June Shannon is dating a man once convicted of child molestation.
Oct 24, 2014

TV again a vast wasteland: TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' usat.ly/1woEch1 via @USATODAY

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Paul Ryan PAC hires Romney filmmaker, won't say why

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Ryan's leadership committee has paid more than $81,000 for "media/photography services" to a filmmaker who directed and edited the introduction video for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in 2012. Prosperity Action has been cutting monthly checks since August 2013 to Clare Burns, who describes herself as a full-time freelance filmmaker in Washington.
Oct 24, 2014

Paul Ryan PAC hires Romney filmmaker, won't say why usat.ly/1tRqlBZ via @usatoday

Oct 24, 2014

win RT @singernews: "Ways & Means: The Movie" RT @USATWashington: Paul Ryan PAC hires Romney filmmaker, won't say why usat.ly/1tRqlBZ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DonovanSlack: Paul Ryan's PAC has cut monthly checks to a videographer for more than a year, won't say why: ow.ly/DiFvO

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Timeline: Seattle, other deadly school shootings since Columbine

usatoday.com — The Deming (N.M.) Headlight via AP Victor Cordova Jr., 12, shoots and kills 13-year-old classmate Araceli Tena, pictured, at the Deming, N.M., school. He later pleads guilty and is sentenced to two years in juvenile prison. Charles V. Tines, AP Theo J.
Oct 24, 2014

Timeline: Washington, other deadly school shootings since Columbine: usat.ly/1oD0a02 (Photo: AP) pic.twitter.com/fcdDPf3ZxF

Oct 24, 2014

RT @KING5Seattle: 2 dead, including shooter, at #Marysville high school. History of school shootings since Columbine 15 years ago: kng5.tv/1oCXkYM

Oct 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Timeline: A look at school shootings since Columbine: usat.ly/1wqmwl3

Oct 24, 2014

Sobering trail of death and terror. RT @USATODAY Timeline: A look at school shootings since Columbine: usat.ly/1wqmwl3

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Architect Frank Gehry flips the bird at reporter in Spain

usatoday.com — As he did in Spain on the eve of receiving a prestigious prize from King Felipe VI. Gehry ended up shocking his hosts by responding to a reporter's question with an obscene gesture. He followed that up with contemptuous comments about most modern architecture. "Let me tell you one thing.

Serena Williams is also No. 1 in smashing rackets

ftw.usatoday.com — Serena Williams was struggling early in her semifinal against Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals. ( Too tired from watching Mariah Carey, perhaps?) She was broken in her first service game, then couldn't get any traction on her bestie's serve. So, after dropping the 2-4 game at love, Serena decided to take out her frustration on the nearest inanimate object.

Serena Williams beats Wozniacki to reach WTA final

usatoday.com — SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.

Wash. student gunman may have targeted cousins, friends

usatoday.com — The gunman who killed one girl and shot four other students before taking his own life inside a high-school cafeteria north of Seattle does not appear to have chosen his targets at random - two of the victims are his cousins, relatives said.
Oct 25, 2014

Wash. student gunman Jaylen Fryberg shot 2 male cousins and 3 girls. The group had gone to prom together. usat.ly/1wrANxY

The Queen sends her first tweet

usatoday.com — It's a moment for the history books. Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet on Friday. The message went out at 11:35 a.m. Local London time to some 724,000 followers of the @BritishMonarchy account and explained what lead to the tweet: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: So tweet of you, Your Majesty... Queen Elizabeth sends first Twitter message (Getty photo): usat.ly/1z3X2O2 pic.twitter.com/8HJ6afupvv

Oct 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: So tweet of you, Your Majesty... Queen Elizabeth sends first Twitter message (Getty photo): usat.ly/1z3X2O2 pic.twitter.com/8HJ6afupvv

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Someone needs to tell 76ers owner Josh Harris that tanking doesn’t work in the Premier League

ftw.usatoday.com — According to a report from Bloomberg, Philadelphia 76ers principal owner Josh Harris is close to buying Crystal Palace, a team that currently sits 16th in the Barclays Premier League. Harris, who is also the owner of the New Jersey Devils, contacted the Crystal Palace board about acquiring the team, per The Guardian.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @ForTheWin: Someone needs to tell 76ers owner Josh Harris that tanking doesn't work in the Premier League usat.ly/1yyd2or pic.twitter.com/bne7JbD1rz

Tailgate Debate: Is Ole Miss at risk against LSU?

usatoday.com — Though Week 9 only features two games between ranked teams, there's plenty at stake across the nation. We provide the answers to some big questions as college football hits its stretch run: Yomtov: Mornin' Dan. Game of the week is Baton Rouge, with No. 23 LSU hosting No. 3 Ole Miss.

7 things the middle class can't afford anymore

usatoday.com — During debates and speeches, politicians often bring up the financial burden that's placed on the middle class. We talk about the middle class as though they are this singular entity, who used to thrive until they underwent persecution by the evil 1%. But, realistically speaking, the middle class and the 99% are not really synonymous.

Taylor Swift's new album, '1989', leaked

usatoday.com — Things were a little easier to control in 1989. On the heels of stellar reviews for her new, eighties-infused pop album, 1989, Taylor Swift and her label, Big Machine Records, spent much of Friday waging a modern war over widespread leaks, as tracks hit a variety of music sharing sites.
Oct 24, 2014

Taylor Swift's new album, '1989' LEAKED before Monday's release.. could Target have been the hackers source? usat.ly/1wqr5Mc #9News

Oct 24, 2014

Taylor Swift's album leaks three days before its release: usat.ly/1oD3bNZ (Photo: Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/BiMz2pHkPb

Oct 24, 2014

RT @usatodaylife: Taylor Swift's '1989' has leaked: usat.ly/1oD7qsI (Photo: Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Clear Channel) pic.twitter.com/F3tmAL6ir6

Show your shades of fall

usatoday.com — Let friends in your social network know what you contributed on Your Take
Oct 25, 2014

RT @yourtake: Hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Show us your best fall outings: usat.ly/ZR8NIq (Photo by Scott Campbell) pic.twitter.com/UFGxsvrOe8

Fatal virus prompts Indy shelter to say no cats for now

usatoday.com — INDIANAPOLIS - A deadly and highly contagious feline virus has swept through the Indianapolis Animal Care & Control's shelter, which is asking residents to stop bringing in cats for surrender at least for now. The agency will spend at least the next 72 hours and possibly as long as two weeks decontaminating the rooms that housed the sick cats.

GOP Rep. Don Young apologizes for suicide comments

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, apologized for recent comments on suicide that upset high school students and touched off controversy in the state. "I am profoundly and genuinely sorry for the pain it has caused the Alaskan people," Young said Friday during a speech before the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Oct 25, 2014

GOP Rep. Don Young apologizes for suicide comments usat.ly/10svdka via @usatonpolitics