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Business: Microsoft finalizes its deal for LinkedIn

Source: Tech Insider

Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, which was announced back in June, finally closed on Thursday, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella...

Nation: Below-freezing temperatures set to sweep the country

Source: CNN

(CNN)The cold is taking hold of the US weather pattern for the next week. Over the next seven days, 80% of the country will at some point see...

World: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

Source: BBC News

South Korea's parliament has voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Out of the ordinary: Cat assists in capture of Pennsylvania fugitive

Source: UPI

EPHRATA , Pa., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A crime-fighting cat in Pennsylvania helped local police in tracking down a man with an outstanding bench warrant.

Business: Sears' sales and profit continue their downward spiral

Source: The Associated Press

Sears, the one-time standard bearer for U.S. retail, has posted quarterly losses for more than a year now, and sales continue to slide as the company...

Nation: Two teens arrested in Tennessee wildfires, officials say

Source: USA Today

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities have made two arrests — both teenagers — in last week's deadly wildfires.

World: Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3B stake in Russia's largest oil company

Source: BBC News

The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia's...

Out of the ordinary: 112-year-old Nepal woman says she's been smoking for 95 years

Source: UPI

NUWAKOT, Nepal, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's...

Business: Innovation or a monopoly? AT&T, Time Warner go before Senate

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies...

Nation: Pearl Harbor survivors gather to mark a moment that changed the world

Source: USA Today

HONOLULU — Seventy-five years after Japanese forces struck the heart of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet in a fiery ambush at Pearl Harbor,...