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Home for the Holidays

Surviving a trip to see the family for Thanksgiving.

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Former NFL Great Frank Gifford Had CTE, Family Says

The former New York Giants star running back, who died in August, was diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his family said Wednesday.

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New York Subway Pulls Nazi-Themed Ads For New Show, The Man In The High Castle

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly asked for the removal of the advertisements featuring Nazi imagery. The ads were promoting a new show produced by Amazon.

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A Navy SEAL In Transition

Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6, Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?

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Pope Arrives In Nairobi On His First-Ever Trip to Africa

The pontiff is expected to address issues of religious tolerance, economic inequality and global warming while he travels through Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic.

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Obama: No Specific, Credible Terrorist Threat Against U.S.

The president gave a statement urging Americans to travel and gather this Thanksgiving holiday without fear.

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Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

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Attack On MSF Hospital A 'Tragic But Avoidable Accident,' Pentagon Finds

The Oct. 3 strike on a Doctors Without Borders facility in Afghanistan — which killed 30 people — was found to be the result of human error, compounded by faulty equipment and communication failures.

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Don't Cry for Tracy Morgan

“I faced death and all that shit. It’s my responsibility to come back and come back strong. It’s going to take more than a Walmart truck to take that gift away. I can’t wait to make you all laugh. Especially you, Mike. And I already did that today. So all is good.”

Michael Paterniti | GQ | Nov 2015
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Pakistan’s Political Islamists Tried To Kill Me

Calling for secular reform in Pakistan’s politics earned me the enmity of the political Islamists, who tried to kill me.

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Half Of College Sports Revenue Goes To 24 Schools

The $10 billion divide between elite sports programs and all the rest.

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Brussels Cautiously Opens For Business As Search For Suspects Continues

Although the city remains on high alert, schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening — with the conspicuous addition of armed soldiers and police officers around the city.

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User Behaviour

Websites and apps are designed for compulsion, even addiction. So why aren’t they regulated like drugs or casinos?

Michael Schulson | Aeon | Nov 2015
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Russia Calls Downing Of Its Plane A 'Planned Provocation'

Turkey maintains it has a right to defend its airspace. Russia says it will deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its base in Syria.

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Golden State Warriors Break Record For Best Start In NBA

MVP Stephen Curry led his team to a milestone victory with a 111-17 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Warriors have won 16 games in a row.

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Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

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Latest In Paris Attacks: Prosecutor Said More Violence Was In The Works

And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.

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Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.

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The Serial Swatter

How internet trolls dangerously exploit over-militarized police.

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The Best Drug for Quitting Smoking Can't Shake Its Suicide Stigma

Testimonies from former Chantix users make it difficult to come to any conclusion other than that Chantix caused them to have suicidal thoughts. But a review of the scientific literature has the exact opposite effect.

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