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TheWrapBox Office: 'Best Man Holiday' Narrowly Beats 'Thor: The Dark World' on FridayHollywood ReporterThe African-American sequel stars Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa. Malcolm D. Lee's sequel The Best Man Holiday -- opening nearly 15 years after the... Continue reading
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The Daily StarSyrian army fights for road needed to remove chemical weaponsReutersThe road passes through the mountainous area of Qalamoun, roughly 50 km (30 miles) north of Damascus, a region that stretches along the Lebanese border and is one of Syria's most heavily militarized districts. Captain Islam Alloush, spokesman for... Continue reading
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Philly.comRutgers player quits after coach's verbal abuseUSA TODAYThe Rutgers Athletic Department is facing another bullying scandal as Jevon Tyree, a football player until he left the program this month, is accusing a prominent assistant coach of actions that ultimately led Tyree to feel "invisible" and verbally abused.Rutgers' Jevon Tyree quits... Continue reading
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PBS NewsHourChina's president creates security council, similar to U.S. modelPBS NewsHourChinese President Xi Jinping will establish a new national security commission to help advise him on both foreign and domestic issues, Xinhua News reported. The new commission will also be the main body for advising China's president on foreign policy... Continue reading
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Cannon from 1777 battle back 'home' in upstate NYWatertown Daily TimesRevolutionary War re-enactors fire shots before a ceremony for a cannon at Saratoga National Historical Park on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Stillwater, N.Y. The cannon surrendered by the British after the Battles at Saratoga is back “home” after stints... Continue reading
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Obamacare: Now what?CNNWashington (CNN) -- While 39 House Democrats voted with Republicans on a proposed fix to canceled insurance policies under Obamacare on Friday, sources on both sides said more would have defected without President Barack Obama's mea culpa Read more ... Continue reading
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UPI.comUS flu activity low, but two flu-related pediatric deathsUPI.comU.S. flu activity rising in the south, 2 flu-related pediatric deaths. (UPI Photo/HO/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta). | License Photo. ATLANTA, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- For the week of Nov. 9, U.S. flu activity was low but increasing in the South, with the... Continue reading
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Washington PostNJ Gov. Christie's political mentor stung by attempt to dump lawmaker sonWashington PostTRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seldom makes a political miscalculation, as even his adversaries acknowledged after the incumbent Republican rolled to 60 percent of the vote to win re-election in a heavily Democratic state.... Continue reading
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Washington PostNJ Gov. Christie's political mentor stung by attempt to dump lawmaker sonWashington PostTRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seldom makes a political miscalculation, as even his adversaries acknowledged after the incumbent Republican rolled to 60 percent of the vote to win re-election in a heavily Democratic state.... Continue reading
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Press TVWoman killed in Syria militants attackPress TVA foreign-backed militant fires as he holds a position with fellow comrades in the northeastern Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor on November 12, 2013. Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:36PM. Share | Email | Print. A woman has been killed after foreign-backed militants Read... Continue reading
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NEWS.com.auReport: Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt calls for talks to end tumultJerusalem PostA coalition in Egypt led by the Muslim Brotherhood, called for dialogue on Saturday to end the political crisis that the country has suffered since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July. The coalition "calls on all revolutionary... Continue reading
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Chile election could signal 'radical changes' for nationUSA TODAYOn Sunday, a presidential election is likely to tilt toward Michelle Bachelet, a left-leaning former president whose coalition includes the Communist Party and who vows to hikes taxes on business, tackle what she calls income inequality, strengthen ...and Read more ... Continue reading
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Daily MailMiranda Kerr denies photoshopping her own curvesFox NewsMiranda Kerr says she "had no idea" that an image she posted of herself on Instagram earlier this week had been photoshopped. The Aussie super model responded to the photo furor and confessed, "Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When... Continue reading
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UFO Legend Pete Way Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer (A Top Story)antiMUSIC.comOn Monday UFO Legend Pete Way Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Former UFO bass player Pete Way is suffering from cancer. The legendary four-stringer was told he has cancer of the... Continue reading
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The Well-Composed Life of Faye ToogoodNew York Times (blog)From left: The front sitting room of Faye Toogood's London house contains a pair of Henry BourneFrom left: The front sitting room of Faye Toogood's London house contains a pair of 1950s Italian chairs, vintage Swedish lights above the fireplace and a... Continue reading
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Your baby's pictures could reveal cancer, study saysPalladium-ItemA new study finds that you may be able to spot a certain type of cancer early on - by looking at pictures of your baby. The research was Bryan Shaw's idea: In addition to being a professor of chemistry, Shaw is also... Continue reading
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USA TODAYDonovan McNabb says NASCAR drivers aren't athletes, fans revoltUSA TODAYDonovan McNabb riled the NASCAR community late Friday night by reigniting the old “Are NASCAR drivers athletes?” debate during an appearance on Fox Sports Live. McNabb, asked to rank the most dominant athletes over the last decade, put Johnson ...Donovan... Continue reading
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Independent OnlineGeithner lands with private equityCNBC.comFormer Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has landed in the private sector, taking a job as president of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Geithner, who was president of the New York Fed at the outset of the financial crisis and has spent his life in... Continue reading
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Christian Science MonitorThe hunt for other 'Earths': Are we getting closer?Christian Science MonitorFor at least 2,500 years people have speculated about worlds beyond Earth capable of sustaining life. Aristotle said: No way. Epicurus said: Way. Humans have been arguing about it ever since. Skip to next paragraph. Exoplanets galore. Graphic... Continue reading
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New York Times (blog)Raising Healthy Eaters, with SNAP or American ExpressNew York Times (blog)McAllen, Tex. — They were already running late for a doctor's appointment, but first the Salas family hurried into their kitchen for another breakfast paid for by the federal government. The 4-year-old grabbed a bag of Cheddar-flavored... Continue reading
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Washington PostEasing of China policy may not result in baby boomUSA TODAYBEIJING (AP) — Don't expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country's controversial one-child policy in three decades. Some 15 million to 20 million Chinese parents will be allowed to have a... Continue reading
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Albania rejects request to destroy Syrian chemical weaponsFox NewsTIRANA, Albania – Albania on Friday rejected a request from the United States for the tiny impoverished Balkan nation to host the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a major blow to international efforts to destroy the arsenal by Read more ... Continue reading
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Israeli border village backs Syria's Bashar al-AssadCBC.caThe village, where the the locals have a tradition of painting their homes in various pastel colours, sits on the junction where three regional rivals converge: Israel, Lebanon and Syria. "This is a Syrian village," one of the town's elderly residents ...White House defends... Continue reading
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The Standard Digital NewsPremature births rising in India, states lack neonatal care centres, says reportLivemintThe report by the Indian Foundation for Premature Babies included the factors resulting in premature births such as young or advanced maternal age, low maternal body mass index, short inter-pregnancy intervals, pre-existing non-communicable disease and ...Preterm... Continue reading
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Myths, legends and UFO's: Countryfile's Julia Bradbury takes magical mystery ...Express.co.ukFROM UFO sightings in Yorkshire to savage wild cats in Cornwall, it appears Britain is a hotbed of paranormal activity. In a new two–part series, Mystery Map, Julia Bradbury and Ben Shephard tour the country to explore some of the... Continue reading
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