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Police in the US state of North Dakota arrested oil-pipeline protesters en masse after a tense standoff and bursts of violence that continued into the night. Authorities said they had arrested 117 people and confirmed two instances of gunshots in the latest flare of tensions over a controversial oil pipeline project. One person was shot in the hand after being "run off the road by protestors," said the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.
By Kristina Cooke, Dan Levine and Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After Facebook's removal of an iconic Vietnam war photo stirred an international uproar last month, the social network's executives quickly backtracked and cleared its publication. Trainers told content-monitoring staffers that the photo violated Facebook policy, despite its historical significance, because it depicted a naked child, in distress, photographed without her consent, the employees told Reuters. The reversal on the war photo, however, shows how Facebook's top executives sometimes overrule company policy and its legions of low- and mid-level content monitors.