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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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Oligarch: Oil may hit $60 next year

CNBC - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:49pm
Russia's most powerful oil official sees oil prices possibly falling below $60 by mid-way through next year.
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Car with child inside stolen as woman pumps gas in New Orleans; 1-year-old found unharmed

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:45pm
As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.
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Flight 93 memorial chapel closed after fatal 2-vehicle crash sends car into its wall

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:16pm
A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.
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US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:03pm
A plan to open what would be the nation's only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church's role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.
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University of Massachusetts cuts ties to alumnus Bill Cosby amid sexual assault allegations

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:03pm
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault.
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'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' becomes rallying cry despite questions whether hands were raised high

FOX News - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:00pm
The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.
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New threat: 'Racism without racists'

CNN - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:27pm
In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result.
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Uber: '1,000 jobs just disappeared'

CNBC - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:27pm
Uber heavily criticized a court decision that stopped its operations in the state of Nevada.
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Study on Cultural Memory Confirms: Chester A. Arthur, We Hardly Knew Ye

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:00pm
The broader significance of the report is that societies collectively forget according to the same formula as, say, a student who has studied a list of words.






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Market Turmoil: Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting

The New York Times - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:30pm
Market data suggests that the taxi business, which has undergone little change over many decades, is in the midst of a revolution.
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Storm knocks out power on Thanksgiving

CNN - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:24pm
Many in Maine were without power -- but not initiative -- as tens of thousands woke up to find the lights out.
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Oil falls as OPEC opts not to cut production

CNBC - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:09pm
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided on Thursday not to cut oil production, despite sliding oil prices.
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