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Is your Christmas tree a threat?

Holiday decorating accidents requiring ER visits have been on the rise; how you can protect yourself

Mickey Rourke wins exhibition boxing match

The 62-year-old actor defeated a fighter half his age in the Moscow fight

Ferguson protesters to shoppers: "No longer business as usual"

Black Friday demonstrators in several cities seek to catch shoppers' attention in wake of grand jury's decision in fatal police shooting

Grand jury nears decision on NYPD chokehold death

Announcement on whether charges will be filed in the homicide of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold during an arrest, is expected before year-end

​Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

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Committee seeks donations to permanently care for famed illusionist's final resting place, long dogged by vandalism


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Massive project to bring water to Beijing

The Chinese government is spending almost $80 billion on 2,700 miles of waterways being built to make up for the now dry Yongding river

Bomb blast hits Nigeria mosque

Explosion tears through central mosque in country's second-largest city; officials fear death toll will be high

Japan paper takes action on WWII "sex slaves" controversy

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Prime minister, other conservative lawmakers have long-running campaign against referring to "comfort women" as "sex slaves"

Hughes death clouds NZ Test performances

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New Zealand have played their best of the series on day two of the third Test against Pakistan but the players' minds have been on ... more

What am I seeing?

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Some photos need explaining. These are some of our favorites

Soaring ratings for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Much like the inflatable floats of Spider-Man and Snoopy, this year's ratings for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade soared.

Lance Briggs Placed On Injured Reserve

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Lance Briggs Placed On Injured Reserve
Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs has been placed on the reserve/injured list with a groin injury, the Chicago Bears announced Friday.

German pilots union says fresh strikes imminent at Lufthansa

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German pilots union says fresh strikes imminent at Lufthansa
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots union VC said late on Friday that talks with carrier Deutsche Lufthansa over retirement benefits have broken down and that ... more

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

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Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic ... more

Small Business Saturday Still Small Potatoes, Owners Say

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Small Business Saturday is very much in the shadow of Black Friday, according to small-business owners.

What will make the skeptics accept climate change?

If you think that further storms, droughts and floods will make a difference, think again

Officials: Man drives SUV in reverse from LSD into Lake Michigan

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Officials: Man drives SUV in reverse from LSD into Lake Michigan
A man was hospitalized in critical condition Friday after he allegedly backed up his SUV from Lake Shore Drive into Lake Michigan in the Loop, ... more

​Ingenious drone use: Deep-fry a turkey from afar

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Maryland company demonstrates a novel way to avoid fryer fires and turkey burns

Boy, 16, killed in double shooting on Southwest Side

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Boy, 16, killed in double shooting on Southwest Side
A 16-year-old boy was killed and a second boy was injured in a shooting Friday afternoon in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

Lance Briggs done for season, and possibly as a Bear

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Lance Briggs done for season, and possibly as a Bear
The Chicago Bears placed weak-side linebacker Lance Briggs on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday, quite possibly signaling the end of his illustrious 12-year tenure ... more

Robin van Persie may lose Manchester United place after dip in belief

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Robin van Persie may lose Manchester United place after dip in belief
• Striker touched the ball only 13 times during 2-1 win at Arsenal• Louis van Gaal: ‘It’s a question of confidence’• James Wilson may replace ... more

Ducks acquire Eric Brewer following injury to Francois Beauchemin

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Ducks acquire Eric Brewer following injury to Francois Beauchemin
The Ducks moved to patch another hole in their defense Friday, acquiring veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

England’s Andy Farrell wants ‘fightback attitude’ against Australia

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England’s Andy Farrell wants ‘fightback attitude’ against Australia
• Backs coach urges England to impose willpower• Farrell admits son Owen took being dropped badly• England may have missed trick by not picking best ... more

Clamour grows for Steffon Armitage to grab England by scruff of the neck | Robert Kitson

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Clamour grows for Steffon Armitage to grab England by scruff of the neck | Robert Kitson
England need to beat Australia but one answer to increasing anxiety in Stuart Lancaster’s side as they look to the World Cup could be a ... more

Bath 25-6 Harlequins | Premiership match report

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Bath 25-6 Harlequins | Premiership match report
• Bath 25-6 Harlequins• Sam Burgess comes off the bench to make Bath debut• Bath confirm signing of Burgess from RabbitohsLess than 10 months from ... more

Wal-Mart protesters demonstrate nationwide for $15-an-hour pay

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Wal-Mart protesters demonstrate nationwide for $15-an-hour pay
Around 200 Wal-Mart workers and their supporters marched outside a Long Beach store Friday in support of $15-an-hour pay, part of a nationwide day of ... more

Ducks acquire Eric Brewer following injury to Francois Beauchemin

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Ducks acquire Eric Brewer following injury to Francois Beauchemin
The Ducks moved to patch another hole in their defense Friday, acquiring veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A Pre-Thanksgiving Ritual: Cocktails, Catch-Ups and Maybe a Kiss

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A Pre-Thanksgiving Ritual: Cocktails, Catch-Ups and Maybe a Kiss
On Thanksgiving Eve, young adults are in bars looking for friends, old and new.

Bridge: A Deal From the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams

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Bridge: A Deal From the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams
The Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams is the premier event at the Fall North American Championships in Providence, R.I.
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Burger King staff finds backpack with $100,000 in it

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Burger King staff finds backpack with $100,000 in it
The owner of a Burger King in San Jose made a whopper of a discovery Wednesday when he found a backpack stuffed with $100,000 inside ... more

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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Police release information about Ryan Knight's death

Knight was found unconscious and not breathing at a friend's residence in Wisconsin

Burt Reynolds auctions his Golden Globe

Sky News reports the actor is struggling financially, but the auction catalog description tells a different story

Ryan Knight of MTV's "Real World" dies

Reality star appeared on MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" in 2010 and "The Challenge" in 2013

Ryan Knight of MTV's "Real World" dies at 29

Reality star appeared on MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" in 2010 and "The Challenge" in 2013

Is your Christmas tree a threat?

Holiday decorating accidents requiring ER visits have been on the rise; how you can protect yourself

How genetic testing helped one family fight cancer

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Knowing your family history can be critical when it comes to assessing your cancer risk. CBS News Correspondent Bigad Shaban shows us how one family ... more

​Ingenious drone use: Deep-fry a turkey from afar

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Maryland company demonstrates a novel way to avoid fryer fires and turkey burns

Liberia's Supreme Court suspends election campaign over Ebola

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MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court suspended campaigning for next month's senate election on Friday while it considers a petition warning that electioneering risks spreading ... more

A family's aggressive measures to prevent breast cancer

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After watching their mother fight cancer, three daughters made a drastic move to reduce their own risk for developing the disease