First Drip (11/20/14): Family Dollar takeover snags, Obama's immigration gambit, FSU shooter



Dollar General Corp.'s hostile takeover bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. may have hit a stumbling block. On Wednesday, the New York Post reported the Tennessee-based discount retailer could have to divest more than 4,000 stores to gain Federal Trade Commission approval to acquire Family Dollar.

A lone gunman who opened fire inside the library at Florida State University was shot and killed by campus police early Thursday morning after he wounded three people, authorities said. The gunman, who was not identified, walked inside the entrance to FSU’s Strozier Library about 12:30 a.m. and opened fire, striking three people. About 300 students were in the library at the time.

President Obama will announce plans for comprehensive immigration reform tonight on national TV. The plan includes a program that may protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allows those with no criminal record to work legally in the country, according to people briefed on his plans. Details of the plan include the expansion of a program for "Dreamers,” young immigrants who came to the United States as children. Farm workers will not receive specific protection from deportation, nor will the Dreamers’ parents. And none of the five million immigrants will get government subsidies for health care under the Affordable Care Act.

Happy anniversary to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. He has been playing second fiddle for 67 years and does so with grace; he is, “quite simply, my strength and my stay," the queen says.

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