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  • Pregnant St. Louis woman loses left eye after police officer shoots non-lethal round at car

    A pregnant St. Louis woman lost her left eye during a violent run-in with cops earlier this week.

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  • Mickey Rourke wins exhibition bout in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.

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  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development.

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  • North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

    By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. On Thursday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the…

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  • Russian warships in English Channel due to 'bad weather'

    Paris (AFP) - French authorities and NATO confirmed the presence of four Russian warships in the English Channel on Friday, but denied they were doing military exercises and said they were taking shelter due to bad weather.

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  • Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

    US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen. A number of well-known figures, among them hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, have signed onto the…

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  • These gorgeous photos perfectly capture the infuriatingly sad story of global warming

    Global warming is a hotly debated topic around the world, as many people are still not convinced Earth’s climate is being affected by human activity. Business Insider has put up a collection of 17 gorgeous pictures that tell an infuriatingly sad story: global warming is affecting our lives in…

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  • Cyanide killed hospital employee, official says

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning, but the medical examiner who made the determination Friday said it's too soon to know whether the death was a suicide, a homicide or an accident.

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  • Search on for Missing Ohio State Football Player

    An Ohio State football player hasn't been seen since going out for a walk late Wednesday night and his family and friends are concerned that something may be wrong.

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  • Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a…

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    Photos of the day - November 27, 2014 (23 photos)

    Gene Simmons of Kiss shows off his signature look for the cameras on a float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, sculptor Jiri Genzer of the Czech Republic carves an ice sculpture at the Disney Dreams Ice Festival in Antwerp and a spectator runs onto the pitch and takes a 'selfie' of himself…

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  • Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush

    By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Most…

    Reuters
  • The Number of Charter Schools Suspending Kids Is Totally Out of Control

    Created as a creative and more rigorous alternative, charter schools tend to outpace traditional public schools in most areas, including standardized assessment tests. Yet charter schools also lead their traditional counterparts in a more disturbing trend: the number of students who are suspended…

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  • Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes

    Instead of eating three square meals a day, an eating schedule that involves "intermittent fasting" could help fight not just obesity but many related diseases of modern life, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's, researchers say. In fact, the most common eating pattern in modern…

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  • Man dies after shooting at Mexican consulate, other sites in Texas capital

    By Jim Forsyth and Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot early on Friday after firing more than 100 rounds of ammunition at the Mexican consulate, a U.S. federal courthouse and police headquarters in the Texas capital, police…

    Reuters
  • Wife awarded $530 million in record British divorce

    London (AFP) - The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court.

    AFP
  • INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

    KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic…

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