Fitbit Sets Its Sights On Pebble Takeover
Fitbit is about to acquire Pebble, in a move that will shake up the wearable tech world. The news comes courtesy of a trio of sources – The Verge, The Financial Times and The Information – the latter of which claims that the deal is “for a small amount
FitBit snaps up Pebble in bid to stay alive in shrinking wearables marketDigital Trends
Fitbit set to buy smartwatch pioneer PebbleMarketWatch
Technology Sector Update for 12/01/2016: FIT,SMTC,FCELNasdaq
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Senate Votes Unanimously to Renew Iran Sanctions Law
ABC News
The Senate moved decisively Thursday to renew a decades-old sanctions law that lawmakers said gives the United States the clout to punish Iran should it fail to live up to the terms of the landmark nuclear deal. Senators passed the bill unanimously, 99
Congress passes Iran sanctions extension, bill goes to ObamaYahoo News
Extension of Iran Sanctions Act passes US CongressTehran Times

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Washington Post

Rep. Xavier Becerra named California attorney general
Washington Post
Rep. Xavier Becerra, a veteran lawmaker who rose to the top ranks of House Democratic leadership, was nominated to become California’s attorney general Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The move gives Becerra, the highest-ranking Latino in Congress, …
Becerra appointed California attorney generalPolitico
Rep. Xavier Becerra Accepts Nomination for California Attorney
Congressman Xavier Becerra Tapped To Replace Kamala Harris As California Attorney GeneralHuffington Post
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Fox News

Robbery suspect surrenders after 11 hostages taken at Florida bank
Fox News
A bank robbery suspect surrendered and released 11 hostages, ending a dramatic armed standoff that lasted hours Thursday morning in Jacksonville, Fla., investigators confirmed. Video: Hostages released from #Jacksonville bank. @CNN @FoxNews …
Sheriff: Suspect held hostages at bank, held gun to their headsCBS News
Police: Suspect threatened to kill hostages during credit union
Eleven hostages in Florida bank robbery freed, authorities sayLos Angeles Times
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Sevier County fires up to 17100 acres; 7 fatalities
GATLINBURG – NOON UPDATE: Rescue crews could potentially finish searching Gatlinburg by Thursday night and city leaders say they are hoping to open the Parkway and River Road by Monday. Officials during a Thursday morning press conference also …
5 things we know about the Gatlinburg wildfiresUSA TODAY
Search continues for any survivors of Tennessee wildfiresNews & Observer
Authorities Working to Positively Identify 7 Killed in Tennessee WildfiresABC News
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Thailand’s crown prince becomes country’s new king
Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun pays respect to a picture of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Addlyadej and Queen Sirikit, as he accepts an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, at Bangkok’s Dusit Palace in …
Thailand Has New King, Marking New EraVoice of America
New King for Thailand as Crown Prince Ascends to ThroneNew York Times
Thailand’s new King Maha X ascends
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Exclusive: How Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done
OPEC President Qatar’s Energy Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada and OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo address a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, …
Oil prices soar after OPEC output deal; Brent hits 16-month high above $54CNBC
Brent Oil Jumps to Highest in More Than a Year After OPEC AccordBloomberg
Oil Keeps Rising After OPEC Output DealWall Street Journal
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Police officer, suspect fatally shot in Tacoma, Wash.
TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma Police officer was shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said. The male shooting suspect was shot and killed by police inside the home, police said early Thursday. Two children, 8 …
Tacoma, Wash., police officer shot dead. Suspect killed after 12-hour standoff ends in gunfire.Washington Post
Suspect in Tacoma officer’s death-who used kids as shield-shot dead, cops sayFox News
Tacoma cop killer shot dead, used kids as human shieldsKOMO News
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