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Update: 1 dead in Flatbush Ave. fire in Brooklyn, NY – @ABC7NY
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EARNINGS

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Lowe’s reports earnings of $585 million in its fiscal 3rd quarter – @AP
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UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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Erie County, NY, officials say death toll from storm up to 5; another person died overnight – @WGRZ
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UBER JOURNALIST TRACKING CONTROVERSY

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Uber allegedly tracked journalist with internal tool called ‘God View’ – @verge

EUROPEAN UNION

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EU’s highest court rules Britain’s courts have the authority to order the British government to comply with EU nitrogen dioxide limits as soon as possible – @Reuters
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UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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Photo: Niagara University women’s basketball team en route back to campus after being stranded on highway for 30 hours due to snow – @NiagaraWBB

ISLAMIC STATE THREAT IN IRAQ, SYRIA

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France believes there is a 2nd French militant in beheading video released by the Islamic State, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll says – @Reuters
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UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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Niagara University women’s basketball team, who was stranded on their bus for 30 hours due to snow, has been rescued – @breakingweather
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ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

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Pope Francis condemns attack by 2 Palestinians who killed 5 Jews in a Jerusalem synagogue; expresses concern about rising tension and violence in the city – @Reuters
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UKRAINE, RUSSIA POLITICAL CRISIS

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Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk rules out direct negotiations with pro-Russian separatists to settle conflict – @Reuters
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FLATBUSH, NEW YORK, NY, US

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At least 15 injured, including at least 6 critically after overnight Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, fire – @ABC7N7

CELEBRITIES

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Chris Hemsworth named PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for annual special – @peoplemag

EUROZONE FINANCIAL CRISIS

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Eurozone construction down 0.5% in 3rd quarter – @WSJ

MARKETS

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Switzerland’s SMI equity index hits 9,000 point mark for 1st time since late 2007, tracking recent gains in stock indexes worldwide – @Reuters
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ISLAMIC STATE THREAT IN IRAQ, SYRIA

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Suicide car-bomb explodes outside of the governor’s office in Erbil, Iraq, official confirms – @RudawEnglish

EBOLA OUTBREAK 2014

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World Bank now expects Ebola epidemic’s impact on Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to be around $3 to $4 billion, well below previously outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion – @Reuters
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ISLAMIC STATE THREAT IN IRAQ, SYRIA

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Car bomb targets government building in Iraqi Kurdish capital, Irbil, local media say – @BBCBreaking

INDIA

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Authorities: 6 reported dead after police storm ashram in India – @AFP
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BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AU

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Photo: Emergency crews on the scene of flash flooding in Brisbane, Australia, where cars standed – @heylandy

WESTMONT, LOS ANGELES, CA, US

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Authorities say hostage who was held at gunpoint in Westmont, Los Angeles, released; suspect still barricaded inside home – @CBSLA

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KEYSTONE PIPELINE DEBATE

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Bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline fails to meet 60-vote threshold needed to pass Senate; similar measure had passed House – live video
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DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE

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Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs after gains in Europe and bullish report on home-builders – @CNBC

WEST JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE ATTACK, NOV. 18, 2014

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Israeli police confirm 4 rabbis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack: 3 US citizens and 1 UK citizen – @haaretzcom
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UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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Approximately 60 inches of snow reported near Lancaster, NY – @stormchaser4850
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EBOLA OUTBREAK 2014

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New York City health officials investigating death of woman on Ebola monitoring list; authorities say woman did not have symptoms at last check – @ABC
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BILL COSBY SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

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Supermodel Janice Dickinson says in interview that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 – @Variety

WEST JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE ATTACK, NOV. 18, 2014

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders authorities to destroy Jerusalem synagogue attackers’ homes; also orders demolition of homes of Palestinians involved in other recent deadly attacks – @AP

UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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National Weather Service says as much as 74 inches of snow may fall in the hardest hit areas of Erie County, NY, by Wednesday night, according to county executive – @markpoloncarz
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ISLAMIC STATE THREAT IN IRAQ, SYRIA

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FBI tracking 150 Americans who traveled to Syria, perhaps to fight, director says – @Reuters

KEYSTONE PIPELINE DEBATE

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Editor’s note: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted ‘No’ on bill to pass Keystone XL pipeline. Unless there is a surprise switch, bill may not get 60 votes needed to pass Senate, @jamiedupree reports. – Stephanie

WEST JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE ATTACK, NOV. 18, 2014

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Editor’s note: Al Arabiya has pulled back on an earlier report that Israel would allow citizens to carry arms for self-defense in the wake of today’s synagogue attack. Later reports have attributed this development to Israel’s public security minister, who has indicated restrictions will be eased for those who already carry gun permits – Sean

UPSTATE NEW YORK LAKE-EFFECT SNOWSTORM, NOV. 18, 2014

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Reports of drivers stranded on Interstate 90 in Buffalo, NY, area for up to 16 hours due to snow storm – @news4buffalo

NSA REFORM PROPOSALS

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Senate Republicans block NSA reform legislation; bill fails to clear 60-vote threshold to move forward – @nationaljournal

KEYSTONE PIPELINE DEBATE

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More: Bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline fell 1 vote short of reaching 60-vote threshold in Senate, 59-41 – live video
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EBOLA OUTBREAK 2014

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Health officials: Woman who was on Ebola monitoring list after returning from West Africa died of apparent heart attack in New York; being tested for virus out of precaution – @NBCNewYork

EBOLA OUTBREAK 2014

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India has quarantined man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus – @Reuters
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BILL COSBY SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS

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Spokesperson says Netflix is postponing launch of Bill Cosby special amid sexual assault allegations – @NBCNews
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EBOLA OUTBREAK 2014

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Group of donors led by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat victims – @AP

BUFFALO, NY, US

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4 deaths in New York blamed on snowstorm that dumped more than 4 feet of snow around Buffalo – @AP

KEYSTONE PIPELINE DEBATE

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Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., opposing Keystone XL: ‘I’ve got news for you, senators don’t live near refineries … filthy, dirty oil’ – @KellyO
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