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Shoppers Line Up for Black Friday Deals

The New York Times - 22 hours 21 min ago
Eager to make up for what has been a year of lackluster sales, retailers are offering eye-popping discounts that could increase traffic but also eat away at thinning profit margins.






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UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

CNN - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:52pm
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.
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With Naming Rights, ‘Perpetuity’ Doesn’t Always Mean Forever

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:30pm
The issue was recalled this month when Lincoln Center agreed to pay $15 million to expunge Avery Fisher’s name from Philharmonic Hall, in hopes of luring another donor.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Remember the Sand Creek Massacre

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:49pm
The 1864 murder of 200 innocent Indians is still largely forgotten.






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Court Rejects Incumbent’s Bid on Ballot Count

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:35pm
Representative Ron Barber sought to have 133 disqualified ballots counted in the tight election, but the judge ruled to let the 161-vote-margin victory of Martha McSally stand.
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This Land: Restoring Lost Names, Recapturing Lost Dignity

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:20pm
An obscure gravedigger has come to represent the 55,000 other people buried on the grounds of old psychiatric hospitals across New York State — many of them identified only by numbers.
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Will OPEC bankrupt US shale producers?

CNBC - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:57pm
OPEC's contentious decision to keep its production target could trigger a wave of debt defaults by U.S. shale oil producers, warn analysts.
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In Arizona, a Textbook Fuels a Broader Dispute Over Sex Education

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:47pm
The board in Gilbert, Ariz., said two pages in a biology textbook that discuss sexually transmitted diseases and contraception violated a state law passed in 2012.






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In Ferguson, Officer Defused Eruptions as Crowds Grew Tense

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:15pm
Few law enforcers have done more on the ground to ease tensions than Jerry Lohr, a white lieutenant of the St. Louis County Police who is not above giving hugs.






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2 NY children reported missing rescued from snowbank; plow had pushed snow over

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:01pm
Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.
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Australia mourns loss of cricket champion

CNBC - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:47pm
CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports on the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
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Urban Farmers Trade Goods and Stories at ‘Crop Swaps’

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:26pm
The swaps, which operate on the barter system, allow people to diversify their pantries while bolstering their relationships with others in their communities.






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Motherlode Blog: Kindle Versus Ipad: Which Tablet Is Best for Kids?

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:08pm
When choosing a child’s tablet, remember that you are making a down payment toward a content library that will last for years. Making a hasty decision based on price may backfire.






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Opinion: Why some black artists urge Black Friday boycott

CNN - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 7:11pm
Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce say with #BlackoutBlackFriday, a group of blacks in the arts are urging African Americans to use their economic clout to protest police brutality in Ferguson and beyond
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Ore. police dog fired for poor performance

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 7:01pm
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.
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On Holiday, Ferguson Seeks to Salve Wounds

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:29pm
Residents painted art on boarded-up shops, a pastor of a destroyed church visited another worship space and the National Guard stood at the ready to secure the streets in the area.






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Oregon town in search of new police dog after first was dismissed for poor performance

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:00pm
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.
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Justice Ginsburg Leaves Hospital

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 5:34pm
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, who had a stent implanted, was expected to be back at work on Monday.






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Liberal Treasury Nominee’s Wall St. Prowess May Be a Vulnerability

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:23pm
Senate confirmation of Antonio Weiss as an under secretary of the Treasury could be hindered by corporate mergers he was involved in as an executive at Lazard.
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Small earthquake hits Napa Valley in California; no injuries or damage reported

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:15pm
Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.
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