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1 law enforcement officer killed in Florence, South Carolina, 6 others wounded:

Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, during a standoff Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina, city police Chief Allen Heidler said.

Florence County Sheriff’s deputies were executing a search warrant when a man opened fire, said Maj. Mike Nunn, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. The man then barricaded himself in the home with children during the two-hour standoff, Nunn said.
The other officers were shot as they responded to assist their fellow officers, authorities said.
“These officers went there unknowing the firepower this suspect had. … They thought it was a random search warrant,” Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said

Kavanaugh awaits fate as senators read FBI report:

It’s judgment day for Brett Kavanaugh and the three crucial Republicans who could send him to the Supreme Court or doom his hopes of being the swing vote who could change America.

Kavanaugh’s fate will be on the line for the second straight Thursday, as senators begin reading the results of the supplemental background check compiled by the FBI a week after Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of sexual assault in the most politically charged hearing in decades.
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The world’s best bar for 2018 is … about to close for good:

Want to try the cocktails in the place voted top of the World’s 50 Best Bar list for 2018? You better get a move on.
Dandelyan, a swanky hotel joint on the south bank of London’s Thames river, was named the best watering hole on the planet at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night.
Just two days earlier, it announced it was closing its doors for good.
“I’m flabbergasted,” said a dazed-looking mixologist-in-chief Ryan Chetiyawardana shortly after accepting top honors in the bar industry’s equivalent of the Oscars and admitting sheepishly to the assembled crowd he was “killing” his acclaimed venue.

Texas family fights to keep 9-year-old on life support:

The hospital has declared 9-year-old Payton Summons brain-dead. Her family has argued that she still has life.

Now, the girl’s parents are fighting to keep her on life support while seeking another hospital to care for her.
Payton has been on life support at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, since late September, after she went into cardiac arrest.
Bumble to expand to India with the help of actress Priyanka Chopra:

Bumble is the latest online dating app to compete for the hearts of women in India.

Bumble, which requires women to make the first move, announced Wednesday plans to launch in India later this year. Indian celebrity Priyanka Chopra, a new investor in the company, will advise on the expansion.

The news comes less than a week after rival Tinder launched a My Move feature in India that gives women the option to prevent men from initiating a conversation.

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