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Business: General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo pet food for $8 billion

Source: Bloomberg

General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, adding the maker of natural dog and cat food to a portfolio that...

Nation: Sheriff got 18 calls about Nikolas Cruz's violence, threats, guns

Source: USA Today

PARKLAND, Fla. — Broward County deputies received at least 18 calls warning them about Nikolas Cruz from 2008 to 2017, including concerns that...

World: Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

Source: BBC News

Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia's deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former...

Out of the ordinary: Atlanta airport jokingly offers flights to 'Wakanda'

Source: UPI

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is getting into the Marvel movie spirit by jokingly offering flights to Wakanda --...

Business: How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co’s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for...

Nation: Cheers, boos and tense exchanges on day of confrontation over guns

Source: CNN

Tallahassee, Florida (CNN)From the nation's capital to the hallways of the Florida capital, parents and students confronted lawmakers Wednesday to...

World: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

Source: BBC News

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Out of the ordinary: Pennsylvania 11-year-old gets jury duty summons

A Pennsylvania mother was left scratching her head when she received a jury duty summons for her son -- an 11-year-old Boy Scout.

Business: JPMorgan plans new Manhattan headquarters for 15,000 workers

Source: Bloomberg

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, plans to build a headquarters in midtown Manhattan that would consolidate other offices into a new...

Nation: States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes

Source: USA Today

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue — that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax...