Virginia Tech appears to be reliving its worst nightmare as reports of a shooting have placed the university under lockdown.
The suspected shooter, who the institution's website describes as a white male in gray sweatpants, neon green brimmed gray hat and a maroon hoodie with a backpack, has reportedly shot a police officer and is still at large. While details of the shooting are still unclear, the school's newspaper The Collegiate is reporting the cop is dead.
With Black Friday coming up, all eyes are on the big retail chains, and who's going to open earliest. Your Walmarts, Best Buys, Targets - they're the ones who get a ton of press and a ton of sales. If you're sick of it, maybe you can get behind a brilliant new Thanksgiving shopping holiday - Small Business Saturday. American Express is behind it, which is kind of ironic, since they don't exactly scream small business -but here's the idea:
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Allen Craig hit a solo home run to provide the go-ahead run, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 to win the 2011 World Series four games to three in St. Louis on Friday night
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