Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy released after fifteen years

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The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office released Christopher Wallace's, know by his stage name Notorious B.I.G., autopsy on Friday, more than 15 years after the rapper's death, said CNN.

Three of the four shots that struck wallace were not fatal. The fatal shot entered through his hip and ripped through four vital organs, said the Huffington Post.

The 23 page autopsy revealed that Wallace had no drugs in his system at the time of death, said Fox News. Wallace was 24 at the time of death.

Many believe that this shooting was linked to his friend and rap rival Tupac Shakur, was was killed just six months earlier in a shooting in Las Vegas, leading some to believe both shootings were tied tight between East Coast and West Coast artists and their record companies, said .

Over 3,000 guests attend funeral of Cold Spring officer

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Over 3,000 people attended the funeral for a Cold Spring police officer killed in the line of duty, said Minnesota Public Radio.

Thomas Decker, 31, was killed Thursday after he called to check on a man who was thought to be suicidal, said Kare 11.

Over 2,300 law enforcement officers from across the United States and Canada attended the funeral. Governor Mark Dayton also order flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday until sundown, said KSTP.

Decker was shot dead behind a local bar. The weapon used to kill Decker has yet to be recovered by police, said the Star Tribune.

No charges have been made in this case. Suspect Ryan Michael Larson was jailed, but he was released Tuesday because of a lack of evidence, said the Star Tribune.

Decker was a father of four, said KSTP.

Pope gets a Twitter account

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Pope Benedict XVI joins millions of people worldwide after opening a personal Twitter account @Pontifex, on Monday, said CNN.

Vatican officials say the pope will begin tweeting on Dec. 12, answering questions about faith. Religious officials believe this is necessary in the church's presence in the digital error, CNN said.

This Twitter is merely just the beginning of restructuring the way the pope receives and stays ahead of the news cycle, following in the footsteps of other famous religious leaders like the Dalai Lama, said Huffington Post.

Even though the pope hasn't sent out a single tweet, he has over a half million followers. The tweets will be going out in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French, said Reuters. The pope will only be following himself.

The Vatican has made recent strides to increase its social media presence such as YouTube, and Facebook event pages. The vatican decided against a personal Facebook page for the pope because it would be way too personal of an interaction, said Fox News.

Minnetonka driver killed after collision with police car

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A Minnetonka man was killed Tuesday after driving in front of a police squad car, said KLFD News.

The 52-year-old man from Minnetonka was driving his BMW through the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard at Woodland Road when he was struck by the emergency vehicle siren blaring and lights flashing, said the Star Tribune.

The identity of the man is being withheld from the press due to notification of family, said the Star Tribune.

The man was dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, said the Star Tribune.

Police officials have not determined if alcohol played a factor in the collision, said My Fox News.

Officer Daniel Aschenbrener, 28, was the driver of the police vehicle. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries. Aschenbrener was wearing a seatbelt, said the Pioneer Press.

The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with first child

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The royal family announced Monday that Kate Middleton is pregnant, said Yahoo! News.

This is the first child from the royal couple. The baby will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William, said BBC.

Middleton was admitted to a London hospital Monday morning with a case of morning sickness. Tabloid speculation has been surrounding the couple with rumors of pregnacy after their wedding in April 2011, said the Chicago Tribune.

This baby will be the third great-grandchild to the queen. The announcement has already started Twitter trends and American tabloid speculation on due dates, although a date has not been confirmed, said BBC News.

Little Falls community still mourning from death of teens

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Little Falls, Minn. is still feeling the loss from the murder of two cousins on Thanksgiving day, said the Brainerd Dispatch.

Questions still remain around the deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and Nicholas Brady, 17 when they were killed when they were breaking into a private property, said the Pioneer Press.

Byron David Smith, 64, has been charged with the deaths of the teens, said the Star Tribune.

The teens reportedly had been involved with many break-ins during the past four years.The community felt very apprehensive about the way local law enforcement was handling the crimes, said the Star Tribune.

4 found dead outside California home

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Four bodies were discovered face down out side a house by Los Angeles police Sunday, said Fox News.

A 911 call lead police to the side of the property that apparently served as an unlicensed boarding house, said the Los Angeles Times.

Police said the victims were two males and two females, ages ranging from the mid-twenties to mid-forties, said the Washington Post.

Neighbors stated that the scene of the crime is usually a safe place, without much criminal activity, said the Washington Post.

No one has currently been arrested and there are no suspects as of yet, said USA Today.

Gophers set to play in Meineke bowl

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The gopher football team officially accepted their bid to play Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Dec. 28 in Houston, said the Star Tribune.

This is Minnesota's first bowl game bid since 2009 when they played in the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, said the Pioneer Press.

Minnesota finished their regular season play with a 6-6 record. This is the Gopher's second year under coach Jerry Kill, said the Pioneer Press.

Kill announced at a press conference Sunday that the Gophers are thrilled to be playing in Texas. One of the team's goals for the year was to qualify for a post-season bowl game, said Fox Sports North.

2 lottery winning tickets drawn

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Officials confirmed that two winning lottery tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri Thursday morning, said CNN.

The tickets matched all six numbers and are entitlted to a payout of $579.9 million by the time of the drawing or $379.8 million in cash, said Yahoo! News.

The lottery was the second largest payout in history. The two winners would split the winnings which would still be $136.5 million after taxes, said the Associated Press.

Powerball officials said that because of all the tickets purchased, there was at least a 75 percent chance that the winning ticket would be drawn on Wednesday, said Fox News.

The winners have 180 days to claim the prize money. The lottery is held in 42 states, and has rolled over 16 times before a winning ticket was drawn, said CNN.

A plan to fast track the voting for Egypt's new constitution has been set into Motion, said CNN.

The assembly, which is largely Islam-dominated, is in order to pass the draft to Egypt's supreme court by Sunday. If passed, this could go out to a vote in as little as 15 days, said Fox News.

President Mohammed Morsi moved up the vote to pass the constituion as a way to insure he would have near absolute power to neutralize the judiciary branch. Voting was not set to take place for another two months, Fox News said.

The vote has already spurred conflict between the two groups. Over 200,000 people prtotested Morsi's propositions in a town center earlier this week, said The Huffington Post.

Morsi was elected as the country's first free elected president in June.

Many of Egypt's judges have responded to the decrees by closing down courts. Twenty-seven of Egypt's courts and 90 percent of its prosecutors dwent on strike Monday in protest, said CNN.

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