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Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, parades and deal-hunting

Families gather to mark quintessential American holiday, despite wicked weather in parts of the nation

Scott Stapp: I'm broke and living at a Holiday Inn

"I went two days without eating because I had no money," rocker says in a video posted on Facebook

Obama on why Thanksgiving is his "favorite holiday"

President, Republican congressman extend gratitude to troops in Thanksgiving addresses

Joni Mitchell will not allow Taylor Swift to play her

"All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones," she said about the "Blank Space" singer

Sharing meals in the sharing economy

Alone for the holidays? This website allows you to enjoy a home-cooked meal with strangers


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Ferguson plot: Two men indicted on weapons charges allegedly planned to bomb Gateway Arch and kill prosecutor

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St Louis: Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch - and to kill St Louis ... more

Russia's Medvedev and Ukraine's Yatseniuk discuss economic ties by phone: Russian government

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk by telephone, the Russian government's press service said on Thursday. ... more

Somali child sex gangs convicted in Britain

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Somali child sex gangs convicted in Britain
London (AFP) - Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of being part of gangs which sexually abused young teenage girls, it could be reported Thursday, ... more

Argentina's capital hit by power outage

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A power outage on Thursday in Argentina's capital temporarily paralyzed some subway stations and put more than 100 traffic lights ... more

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

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Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor ... more

RBI issuing final licensing norms: Suitors line up for small finance and payment banks

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With RBI issuing final licensing norms for small finance and payment banks, a host of potential suitors including Shriram Capital and Muthoot Finance today evinced ... more

Bears-Lions: Jeremiah Ratliff Inactive

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Bears-Lions: Jeremiah Ratliff Inactive
Full list of inactives for today's Bears-Lions game.

Another Smash-And-Grab Burglary, This Time On Chicago’s West Side

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Another Smash-And-Grab Burglary, This Time On Chicago’s West Side
Police said it wasn’t clear if the robbery was connected to a series of other smash-and-grab burglaries in the Chicago area over the last two ... more

WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

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WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization adopted the first worldwide trade reform in its history on Thursday, after years of stalemate, months of deadlock ... more

Opec keeps oil output on hold meaning prices may fall further

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Opec keeps oil output on hold meaning prices may fall further
Opec oil ministers have agreed to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.

​A Thanksgiving greeting from space

A NASA astronaut sends his thanks from aboard the International Space Station -- and shows off the crew's holiday menu

Thanksgiving message from space

NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore delivers a special Thanksgiving greeting from aboard the International Space Station.

Sharing meals in the sharing economy

Alone for the holidays? This website allows you to enjoy a home-cooked meal with strangers

EU piling pressure on Google to change ways

Seeking to boost competition, European lawmakers want Internet companies to unbundle search engines from other services

Twitter now tracking other apps on your phone

The company said the information will help target advertising and recommendations of new accounts to follow

Horse racing tips: Friday 28 November

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Horse racing tips: Friday 28 November
The Paul Nicholls-trained Saphir Du Rheu is the selection in the Grade Two Novice Chase at NewburyNewbury12.25 Karezak 12.55 Barenger 1.30 Unique De Cotte (nb) ... more

Popovich, Ginobili Reflect on Their Rocky Start

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Spurs' Popovich, Ginobili reflect on complex beginning to a championship-winning relationship

Shane Sutton slams Joanna Rowsell’s omission from Spoty shortlist

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Shane Sutton slams Joanna Rowsell’s omission from Spoty shortlist
• Rowsell has Olympic, world and Commonwealth titles• ‘Jo has been the best sportswoman in Britain this year’• BBC Sports personality of the year shortlistThe ... more

Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport – extract

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Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport – extract
An extract from Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport by Anna Krien, which has won the William Hill ... more

Night Games by Anna Krien named William Hill Sports Book of the Year

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Night Games by Anna Krien named William Hill Sports Book of the Year
• Judges commend ‘balanced yet fearless’ investigation• Only second woman to win prize after Laura Hillenbrand • Night Games – book extractNight Games by Anna ... more

Five takeaways from Lakers' loss to Memphis Grizzlies

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Five takeaways from Lakers' loss to Memphis Grizzlies
The Lakers gave Memphis almost all they could handle, but ultimately the now 13-2 Grizzlies finished off the now 3-12 Lakers. Here are five takeaways ... more

Nick Jonas Says He’s Jealous Of Jimmy Fallon’s Hit Song

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Nick Jonas  Says He’s Jealous Of Jimmy Fallon’s Hit Song
The musician and the late night host talked about their most recent hit songs... and who's ahead of the game
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'Toy Story,' 'One Child,' Bing Crosby, Neil Armstrong and Handel

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'Toy Story,' 'One Child,' Bing Crosby, Neil Armstrong and Handel
"Toy Story That Time Forgot" (ABC, Tuesday). The hardy franchise, a year shy of its 20th anniversary, is fielding its second holiday-themed special, and the ... more

Don’t stop the music – children need a proper arts education

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The arts are under pressure in Britain’s schools, but they can be a life-changing outlet that children must not lose Continue reading...

Crime Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94

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Crime Novelist P.D. James Dies at 94
The British writer was known as “the Queen of Crime” for her popular mystery novels
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Video Shows Horse And Baboons As Close Friends

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Video Shows Horse And Baboons As Close Friends
Christopher Pilny for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Two baboons and a horse” sounds like a sitcom on Animal Planet. But in the fields next ... more
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Report: Body may be Dave Mustaine's mother-in-law

The body was found about a half mile from the campground where 75-year-old Sally Estabrook, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was last seen Oct. 4

Scott Stapp: I'm broke and living at a Holiday Inn

"I went two days without eating because I had no money," rocker says in a video posted on Facebook

Joni Mitchell won't let Taylor Swift play her

"All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones," she said about the "Blank Space" singer

Prince William will visit China, Japan next year

He'll spend roughly three days in each country and is expected to travel in late February

Mystery writer P.D. James dies at 94

James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions and most were just as popular when adapted for television

At least six killed in Afghanistan car bombing

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At least six killed in Afghanistan car bombing
Ed AdamczykKABUL , Afghanistan, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, was struck by a suicide bomber Thursday, leaving at least ... more

Black Friday strikes expected at dozens of Walmart stores

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Black Friday strikes expected at dozens of Walmart stores
UPI StaffWASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Walmart workers across the country will be striking on Black Friday, calling for better hours and a $15 per ... more

Vietnam vet gets heart of 21-year-old killed in fire

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Vietnam vet gets heart of 21-year-old killed in fire
Brooks HaysMINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The family of a 21-year-old student killed in a fire got a chance to hear his heart beat on ... more

Hovione submits first IND Application with FDA for minocycline gel

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Hovione announced today it has filed its first Investigational New Drug (IND) Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This event represents a milestone ... more

'The Last Kingdom' series starts filming in the U.K., Hungary

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'The Last Kingdom' series starts filming in the U.K., Hungary
Karen ButlerLONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Hungary and the United Kingdom on the small-screen adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling "The Saxon ... more