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Tennessee judge who offered inmates reduced sentences for sterilization rebuked

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Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

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Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says


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US President Donald Trump vows to repeal, replace 'disaster' Obamacare

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US President Donald Trump vows to repeal, replace 'disaster' Obamacare


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Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama and Texas governor

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Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

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President Trump tells military 'We're really winning'

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Vaccine opt-outs worry Michigan health officials

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  • Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama and Texas governor
    Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama and Texas governor

    , chicagotribune.com

    A Texas woman has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to former president Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, R, that could have maimed or killed them, according to documents filed in federal court last week in Houston. Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that she sent to the Social Security Administration, according to the indictment
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Sports

  • Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford
    Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

    , ajc.com

    The Florida men’s basketball team said it received a needed wake-up call on Sunday against New Hampshire. Their final tune-up game before a three-game stretch in the Phil Knight Invitational in reality became a struggle after opening the year with back-to-back games with more than 100 points. Against Stanford on Thursday, the Gators returned back to their high-scoring ways. Behind 26 points from Egor Koulechov, 17 first-half points from Jalen Hudson and 15 3-pointers, the No
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Business

  • Win Black Friday with these shopping hacks
    Win Black Friday with these shopping hacks

    , chicagotribune.com

    Use these hacks to guarantee yourself the deals you want, whether you decide to shop from your couch or at the store. Online shopping Think outside the box. Some stores are synonymous with Black Friday: Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, to name a few. But don’t limit yourself, especially if inventory is selling out quickly at these mass merchants. “Almost everybody offers something,” says Sucharita Mulpuru, a retail analyst at Forrester Research, a business advisory firm
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Technology

  • New Mexico AG wants Uber to release more info on data breach
    New Mexico AG wants Uber to release more info on data breach

    , koat.com

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas wants Uber to release additional information about the ride-hailing company’s massive data breach, including how many New Mexico residents had their personal information exposed. The company came clean on Tuesday about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information of about 57 million customers and drivers. Balderas’ letter Wednesday to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the San Francisco-based company’s decision to pay a ransom and not report the breach to customers and regulators for more than a year “is gravely concerning
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Health

  • Early education can cure America’s diabetes crisis
    Early education can cure America’s diabetes crisis

    , detroitnews.com

    Buy Photo. The number of children and teens diagnosed with type 2, so-called “adult” diabetes, increased 5 percent every year between 2002 and 2012, according to a national study from Wake Forest University. The disease dooms millions of Americans to early deaths. And treating it costs more than $100 billion a year. Consequently, it’s the nation’s costliest chronic condition. Perhaps the saddest thing about all these stats is that diabetes is preventable
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Family & Parenting

  • Family of 13 celebrates first holiday after adoption that caught national attention
    Family of 13 celebrates first holiday after adoption that caught national attention

    , wlwt.com

    CINCINNATI — On a day all about giving and family, one Forest Park family caught the nation’s attention for a gift that changed more than a dozen lives. Christopher and Christina Sanders completed a two-year journey by adopting six children into their family in April. Thanksgiving marks the first holiday the 13 shared as an official family. Chris, 20, Coby, 16, Christian, 15, Cameron, 14, Caleb,14, Caden, 13, Caylee, 12, Carson,11, Chaz, 11, Chloe, 9 and Caitlyn, 9 helped their parents set up their big feast
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Society & Culture

  • Six Families Displaced After Manchester Fire
    Six Families Displaced After Manchester Fire

    , boston.cbslocal.com

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CBS) — Residents of a multi-family home on Hancock Street in Manchester were forced to sleep elsewhere Thursday night after a fire damaged their building. According to fire officials, two firefighters and a person living in the house obtained minor injuries. Four dogs and one rabbit were rescued from the home by firefighters. Fire officials said the fire broke out on the second floor was accidentally sparked by the “careless disposal of smoking materials
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Melissa Leo: Playing pretend but not playing around
    Melissa Leo: Playing pretend but not playing around

    , detroitnews.com

    The intense Academy Award-winning actress is again earning Oscar buzz for her vicious role in ‘Novitiate’ Toronto -- Melissa Leo is seated inside a crowded hotel cafe during September’s Toronto International Film Festival. She blends into the crowd; few realize a fiery Oscar-winning actress is in their midst. Leo is starring in “Novitiate,” in which she plays a ferocious Reverend Mother overseeing a class of would-be nuns
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Education

  • Activists applaud vote to remove cops from Toronto schools
    Activists applaud vote to remove cops from Toronto schools

    , torontosun.com

    TORONTO — A group of activists called on the Ontario government to ban the practice of stationing uniformed police officers at high schools across the province after the Toronto District School Board voted to permanently end the program. The decision by the country’s largest school board to scrap the controversial School Resource Officer program was met with loud applause Wednesday night
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Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

  • Tennessee judge who offered inmates reduced sentences for sterilization rebuked
    Tennessee judge who offered inmates reduced sentences for sterilization rebuked

    , cbsnews.com

    SPARTA, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge who offered inmates less jail time if they voluntarily underwent birth control procedures has been publicly reprimanded by state judicial regulators. The Tennessean reports White County judge Sam Benningfield received a letter of reprimand dated Nov. 15 from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, saying he'd acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system
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Life & Style

Science & Nature

  • Astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving in space
    Astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving in space

    , wtnh.com

    (WTNH) — Many of us are fortunate enough to be home for Thanksgiving. But some of us have to work, like NASA astronauts up in space. NASA has astronauts living and working on the International Space Station. “We’ll appreciate the next Thanksgiving that much more, having missed this one,” said astronaut Randy Bresnick.“And our hearts and prayers go out to those that are serving our country, not at home this Thanksgiving, and that they are able to make it special where they are just like we’re going to
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