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Editor's note: The health bill passed by the US Senate earlier today, dubbed the 21st Century Cures Act, provides $6.3 billion over 10 years for medical research and the Food and Drug Administration. Of that total, some $1 billion is to be used as state grants to combat opioid abuse. The bill passed 94-5. - Tom

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Hug High School, Reno, NV, US

Police: Officer involved in shooting at Hug High School in Reno, Nev.; details not immediately clear - Reno Gazette-Journal

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markets

Oil futures settle under $50, at $49.77, for the 1st time in a week - MarketWatch

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Mexico

Walmart plans $1.3 billion investment in Mexico: presidency - AFP

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Hug High School, Reno, NV, US

Police: Hug High School in Reno, Nev., on lockdown after reports of shots fired - @kris10remington

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Angelina Jolie

Judge rejects Brad Pitt's request to seal details about custody dispute with estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt - AP

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Glendale, Ariz., Walmart shooting, Dec. 7, 2016

Update: Police now say neither victim in Glendale, Ariz., shooting has life-threatening injuries, countering earlier report - 12 News

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politics

US Senate passes medical research package, the 21st Century Cures Act - Washington Examiner

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Yemen crisis

US State Dept. say they are disappointed at Yemen's reaction to UN roadmap to end conflict

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Britain votes to leave EU

UK lawmakers vote in favor of government's timetable to trigger Article 50 by March 2017, starting formal process of leaving EU - BBC

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Brazil Petrobras corruption scandal

Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello, regarding presidential succession, says he supports skipping politicians who are defendants in investigations - G1

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Glendale, Ariz., Walmart shooting, Dec. 7, 2016

Police say suspect in Glendale, Ariz., shooting knew the victims, is believed to have fled the scene - ABC 15

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Phoenix, AZ, US

Photo: Emergency crews on scene of semi-truck fire in Phoenix; police say truck was carrying vegetables - @azfamily

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Phoenix, AZ, US

Arizona transportation officials report westbound lanes of Interstate-10 closed in Phoenix after crash, fire; people asked to avoid area - Arizona Central

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baseball

Kansas City Royals acquire outfielder Jorge Soler from the Chicago Cubs for right-handed pitcher Wade Davis - KCTV5

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Sex abuse allegations in UK soccer

Sources: Ex-Chelsea player Gary Johnson who was paid £50,000 ($63,000) after alleging he was abused has received a personal apology at a board meeting - Sky News

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Brazil

Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello votes to allow Senate head Renan Calheiros to remain in his post but step out of presidential line of succession - Reuters

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Glendale, Ariz., Walmart shooting, Dec. 7, 2016

Police: 2 people shot, 1 with life-threatening injury, at Glendale, Ariz., Walmart; suspect at large - 3TV Phoenix

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auto industry

Ford releases for sale half of stockpile of 15,000 F-150 pickup trucks that were held to ensure quality - Reuters

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Phoenix, AZ, US

Photo: Major fire reported on Interstate-10 near Phoenix following car accident; lanes blocked in both directions - @ArizonaDOT

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