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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:25 PM

  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teac…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:25 PM

  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:25 PM

  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:25 PM

  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mist…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:25 PM

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  • Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower, Scientists Say

    ThumbnailWhen surfers have taken on nearly 100-foot-tall waves, they've faced the challenge of a lifetime. But those waves are pipsqueaks compared to an ancient mega-tsunami that scientists say was almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.  An international team of scientists has found evidence that an approximate…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:16 PM

  • Why Black Americans Are Worried About John Boehner’s Resignation

    ThumbnailWASHINGTON -- It’s uncertain what congressional politics will look like without John Boehner (R-Ohio). The soon-to-be former speaker of the House was under pressure from conservative Republicans over a bill to defund Planned Parenthood when he announced his resignation last month. Boehner had long b…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:07 PM

  • Texas Professors Warn Allowing Guns In Class Will Inhibit Free Speech

    ThumbnailAs a women's and gender studies professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Moore is often the very first person to expose her students to the ideas that underpin LGBT literature and culture. Now, she's worried a new state gun law could change how she teaches.I've had experiences over the y…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:01 PM

  • 11 #Topical Halloween Costumes For When You Have No Cash

    ThumbnailCall it a blessing and a curse (mostly a curse) -- since the dawn of social media, we have to think a lot more about who's going to see our Halloween costumes. Where we once could wrap toilet paper around our limbs or pop some cat ears on before leaving the house on All Hallow's Eve, we now must con…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:40 PM

  • Democratic Senators: 'We Can And Must Do More' For Syrian Refugees

    ThumbnailWASHINGTON -- Twenty-six Democratic senators signed a letter Monday calling for more funding to help Syrian refugees, both abroad and by resettling them in the United States.The senators, led by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), sent the letter to Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Appropria…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:31 PM

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  • Nine dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters inundating South Carolina after unprecedented rainfall have resulted in nine deaths, more than 500 road and bridge closures and hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars by the rising water, officials said on Monday.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:19 PM

  • Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:13 PM

  • Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in Congress

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:09 PM

  • Amtrak train derails in Vermont, seven people hospitalized

    (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to the hospital, officials said.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:38 PM

  • House to vote on new speaker on October 29: Boehner

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote to elect its next speaker on Oct. 29, retiring House Speaker John Boehner announced on Monday. But with Republicans in turmoil, Boehner delayed the voting for other party leadership races.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 04:23 PM

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  • MP Mahlangu dies

    The MDC–T Nkulumane constituency MP and deputy organising secretary, Thamsanga Mahlangu, has died. The post MP Mahlangu dies appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 04:39 AM

  • Democracy in Africa: why it’s complicated

    Nic Cheeseman has just produced a book called ‘Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures and the Struggle for Political Reform” with Cambridge University Press. The post Democracy in Africa: why it’s complicated appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:29 AM

  • Dialogue to resume “very soon”, predicts Nyusi

    Maputo, 4 Oct (AIM) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Sunday that he believes the government and the former rebel movement Renamo will “very soon” resume dialogue, thus respecting the desire of Mozambicans to resolve problems through discussing them. The post Dialogue to resume “very s…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:24 AM

  • Renamo and police clash in Gondola

    Maputo, 4 Oct (AIM) – A unit of the Mozambican police clashed with gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo in Gondola district, in the central province of Manica, on Friday morning. The post Renamo and police clash in Gondola appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:18 AM

  • Kombayi, MDC-T councillors, win suspension case

    Local mayor Hamutendi Kombayi and 10 MDC-T councillors have won a High court case in which they were challenging their suspensions by Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere. Judgement on the case was reserved last week by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nokuthula Moyo after she noted that sh…

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 09:30 AM

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BBC News

  • Mexico: Migration through a lens

    Images from an exhibition that examines migration from southern Mexico to the United States.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:17 PM

  • No mistake hiring Moyes - Ferguson

    ThumbnailSir Alex Ferguson tells a BBC documentary Man Utd's decision to hire David Moyes as his successor was not a mistake.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:08 PM

  • VIDEO: Lab shows emissions tests are flawed

    ThumbnailA diesel engine run in a lab shows just how far manufacturers' emissions tests fall short, scientists say.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:03 PM

  • Mrs May on migration, Mr Hunt on China

    ThumbnailConservative conference stories prevail, with a look-ahead to a hardline speech by Theresa May on immigration, and a furore over comments made by Jeremy Hunt about tax credit cuts.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:56 PM

  • Rio 2016 budget reduced by 30%

    ThumbnailOrganisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are making cutbacks of up to 30% to avoid going over their budget.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:46 PM

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  • VIDEO: The struggle for security in Balochistan
    Pakistan says it is winning the battle against separatist insurgents in the restive province of Balochistan.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:50 PM

  • VIDEO: US: Afghans requested Kunduz help
    The US military has changed its account of an air strike which struck a hospital in Kunduz at the weekend.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:26 PM

  • VIDEO: Snowden: 'Smartphones can be taken over'
    Smartphone users can do very little to stop security services getting total control over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has told BBC's Panorama.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:22 PM

  • VIDEO: Balloons fill Albuquerque's skies
    The 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is under way, with thousands of visitors expected.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:17 PM

  • VIDEO: LA declares homeless emergency
    The first state of emergency in more than twenty years has been declared in Los Angeles following a dramatic rise in homeless people

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 03:03 PM

  • VIDEO: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
    A look at the new Trans-Pacific Partnership - one of the world's biggest free trade zones - which will take in about 40 % of the global economy.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 11:38 AM

  • VIDEO: Hamburg's solution to migrant housing crisis
    As the number of migrants entering Germany shows no sign of slowing down, authorities in Hamburg have found a novel approach to providing accommodation.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 10:35 AM

  • VIDEO: Weather around the world
    Severe flooding in the French Riviera, a tornado spawned by Typhoon Mujigae in China and record rainfall across the Carolinas in the USA. BBC Weather's Nick Miller has the details.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 09:11 AM

  • VIDEO: Shirtless Air France bosses flee demo
    Two Air France managers have had to flee from angry protesters after having their shirts torn.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 08:57 AM

  • VIDEO: Supercar hurtles into crowd at show
    Amateur footage shows a supercar crashing into spectators at a motor show in Malta at the weekend, injuring 26 people.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 07:25 AM

  • VIDEO: CCTV cameras cover all of Beijing
    Every corner of Beijing is now observable on the government's surveillance camera network - all to help prevent crime, say the police.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 07:14 AM

  • VIDEO: Le Pen: 'I will not bow down'
    The founder of France's far-right National Front party discusses the feud with his daughter

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:03 AM

  • VIDEO: Saving Palmyra relics under fire
    The group who risked their lives to save Palmyra relics from Islamic State militants.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 04:20 AM

  • VIDEO: Kunduz bombing survivors speak to BBC
    Some of those injured in the bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, speak to the BBC about their ordeal.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:44 AM

  • VIDEO: Fresh wave of migrants arrive in Lesbos
    There has been another big surge of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the main routes by which they are reaching Europe.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:20 AM

  • VIDEO: Can Turkey stop the migration flow?
    The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has gone to Brussels to discuss the migration crisis with EU leaders.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 01:15 AM

  • VIDEO: Deadly flooding halts South Carolina
    South Carolina's governor says rainfalls in parts of the state have been higher than at any time in 1,000 years.

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 11:22 PM

  • VIDEO: Roseburg: 'Don't take our guns'
    The mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon that left eight students and a teacher dead has prompted an international debate about US gun control laws.

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 10:39 PM

  • VIDEO: Refugees: Turkey is gateway to Europe
    EU calls for Turkey to encourage refugees to stay.

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 07:01 PM

  • VIDEO: Syria: Assad 'Russian help is vital'
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Russian intervention in civil war is vital to security of the whole Middle East

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 12:36 PM

  • VIDEO: Oregon survivor 'saved by victim's blood'
    The father of a woman who survived Thursday's college shooting in Oregon has said he believes the blood of one of the victims saved his daughter's life.

    Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 07:06 AM

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  • This 13 Year-Old Manitoba Kid Is A Gosh Darn Pumpkin Growing Prodigy

    ThumbnailHe crushed a bunch of grown men to win the Roland Pumpkin Fair. This is Milan Lukes, a 13 year old from St. Norbert, Manitoba who can grow a giant pumpkin like nobody's business. Look at these gigantic orange badboys, all grown in his suburban garden. Janice Lukes, his mother, tells BuzzFeed Canada…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:31 PM

  • This Is What Space Travel Really Looks Like

    ThumbnailTo infinity and beyond! Over 10,000 pictures from these remarkable journeys have now made their way onto Flickr via the Project Apollo Archive, an independent repository of NASA images seeking to preserve our space history. Long before the ease of digital cameras, Apollo astronauts carried with them…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:26 PM

  • The One Thing You Never Noticed In "How I Met Your Mother"

    ThumbnailNothing about this show is random. If you're a How I Met Your Mother fan, you probably remember Tracy's beautiful rendition of La Vie En Rose from the Season 9 episode How Your Mother Met Me. Future Ted tells his kids, I must've heard your Mom's rendition of 'La Vie En Rose' a million times over the…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:20 PM

  • 23 Hilarious Tumblr Posts For People Who Are Just So Done With School

    Thumbnail“It’s okay, I’ll just get a 217% on the final.” This very real feeling. This reminder that teachers can be both evil AND hilarious. This display of proper priorities. This summation of procrastination: View Entire List ›

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:16 PM

  • Can You Tell If It's A Pop Song Lyric Or A Hallmark Greeting Card?

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    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:11 PM

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  • Smash Cucumbers Before Brining for Fast, Flavorful Pickles

    When you’re craving pickles, nothing else will do. Quick pickles can satisfy your cravings in a few minutes, but often lack the flavor of their cooked-and-cooled cousins. If you smash those cucumbers before pickling, you can get the best of both worlds.Read more...

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 06:00 PM

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    If you’ve ever signed up for a gym membership, but didn’t end up going that often, you were that gym’s ideal customer. Here are some of the clever methods gyms use hook casual costumers into buying a membership.Read more...

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  • Let’s say you’ve considered watching a horror movie before but didn’t know where to start.

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    Driving around large trucks on the highway can be dangerous, but it’s not just the truck driver’s responsibility to be safe on the road. Here are a few guidelines a longtime truck driver recommends you follow.Read more...

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  • The Money Changes I'd Make if I Were Suddenly Single

    A reader recently asked me what sort of life strategies are useful for a single person who is already on the road to financial independence. I’m lucky to be married with a family, but it got me thinking: If I were suddenly single again with no wife or children and had my current financial state, wha…

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  • Grateful Dead members and John Mayer will perform free concert in NYC

    ThumbnailGrateful Dead alumna Bob Weir, Billy Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart along with John Mayer will perform a free show next month at Madison Square Garden in New York The musicians, who are touring this fall under the name Dead and Company, will add a third show on Nov. 7 to their Garden stand and give away…

    Mon, 5 Oct 2015, 05:57 PM

  • Textbook that called slaves 'workers' and 'immigrants' to be changed after viral complaint

    Thumbnail“The past is never dead. It’s not even past, William Faulkner wrote in 1950. Over 60 years later, his words seem prescient after one Texas woman complained that McGraw-Hill, an education publishing company, published a text that waters down the transatlantic slave trade to a description of a wave of…

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  • Twitter’s first change under Jack Dorsey: Bigger emoji in DMs

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    ThumbnailJust a raccoon having fun, no digging in the garbage required. Rosie Kemp, a resident of Nassau, Bahamas, received quite the surprise when she found a month-old baby raccoon with a broken leg in her yard last year. Since the little bundle of fur was abandoned by her mother, Kemp and her daughter ado…

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  • Woman watches red carpet without cell phone, becomes an Internet inspiration

    ThumbnailThere are two options when attending a live event: either watch events unfold through the camera function on your phone or put down your phone and just enjoy the show One (yes, just one) woman chose the latter option in this now-viral photo from the Boston Black Mass red carpet premiere in September…

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