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Pursuit and restraint raise police officers’ risk of sudden death

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Police officers are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death when performing stressful duties like chasing, restraining or fighting with suspects, researchers say. Sudden cardiac death is up to 70 times more likely during those kinds of stressful activities, compared...(more) 



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T Magazine: A New Tome Captures the Southern California Skate-Punk Scene of the ’80s

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The photographs of Spot, a record producer and key figure of the era, are collected in a new volume, “The Sound of Two Eyes Opening.” 



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Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.... 



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Doc rediscovers Bing Crosby's triumphs, tragedies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An upcoming PBS documentary seeks to remind younger generations there was so much more to Bing Crosby than crooning "White Christmas" - from media master to philanthropist to difficult dad.... 



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Download these paid Android apps and games at dirt-cheap Black Friday prices right now

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In addition to offering Android fans discounts on various devices that are currently available for purchase in the Google Play Store, Google has also listed various Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app deals in the store. FROM EARLIER: Google kicks off special Black Friday and...(more) 



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Thunder welcome back All-Star Westbrook from injury

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(Reuters) - The struggling Oklahoma City Thunder gained a massive boost with their All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook set to make his return from injury against the New York Knicks on Friday. Westbrook, 26, has been sidelined since he broke a bone in his right hand...(more) 



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Cuban doctor with Ebola 'improving' in Geneva hospital

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HAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone is improving with each day and eating normally, though he is still weak, a Swiss hospital said on Friday. Felix Baez, 43, arrived at University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) a week...(more) 



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Cosby said he blocked 2005 tabloid story about sex-assault accuser

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(Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a woman's sexual-assault accusations after it promised to scrap an article about a second woman's allegations, according to news reports on a newly unsealed...(more) 



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Modern Mythology, Yours for a Dime

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A hefty and heavily illustrated new book, “75 Years of Marvel” (Taschen), emphasizes the comic book’s role in a cultural stew that includes film, TV, pop music and radio. 




Mexican doctor gets 11 years in liposuction death

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico has sentenced a doctor to 11 years in prison for the death of a patient during a liposuction procedure. 



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U.N. panel criticizes U.S. policy on police shootings, tortures

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A United Nations panel on Friday sharply criticized how the United States handles a variety of criminal justice-related issues, such as the police shooting of unarmed African Americans, the imprisonment of terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the application of the death penalty. 



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Three expatriate workers kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region

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YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a witness and a security source said. The men, two Pakistani and one Indian, were seized at Emakalakala town in the Ogbia council area, a few...(more) 



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