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Police: California Man Killed Wife Before Tuesday Rampage

The gunman who went on a shooting spree in Northern California began by killing his wife inside their home, raising the death toll from the attack to five. Kevin Neal, 44, fatally shot his wife late Monday, Assistant Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a news conference Wednesday. The next day, he went on a shooting spree that included an attack on an elementary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, an unincorporated community. Police ultimately shot and killed him. Police found the body of Neal’s wife, whose name has not…

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Finance News 

Elon Musk asks himself 6 questions before every major decision at Tesla and SpaceX

Elon Musk asks himself the same six questions before any big decision he makes. He uses the process as his own version of the scientific method. Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla. To launch them — and to answer any complex question — he uses the same approach each time, he told Rolling Stone reporter Neil Strauss. It’s “the scientific method,” Musk said. “It’s really helpful for figuring out the tricky things.” He describes his process this way, according to Strauss: 1. Ask a question. 2. Gather as much evidence…

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Before High-Level Discussions, US Aims to Strengthen Ties to Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will welcome 37 African foreign ministers to Washington later this week in the largest African foreign policy event to date under President Donald Trump. The event on November 16 and 17 will include discussions on trade and investment, counterterrorism, and good governance. In addition to the ministerial attendees, African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and other A.U. representatives will attend. Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto told VOA’s Africa 54 the goal is to craft policy that goes beyond…

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Politics 

Tax Reform Is Splitting Republicans. It’s Happened Before.

Bill Scher, Politico“If we fail on taxes, that’s the end of the Republican Party’s governing majority in 2018 [and] probably the end of the Republican Party as we know it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham warned last month. But Graham should have a bigger fear: Passing tax reform could be the end of the Republican Party’s governing majority and the end of the Republican Party as we know it. … Read the referenced story here: Tax Reform Is Splitting Republicans. It’s Happened Before.

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