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Black Friday: Wal-Mart workers revolt

Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector. But in a new twist, it is also becoming the most important day for some US workers. For the third year in a row, a group of labour organisers and Wal-Mart workers are...

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Creed frontman ‘threatened to kill wife and children to save them from Satan in drug-fueled paranoia’, divorce papers claim…as he reveals he is homeless, broke and living in Holiday Inn

Creed frontman Scott Stapp threatened to kill his family after drugs drove him to believe biological weapons were coming to Florida, his wife’s divorce papers claimed. The revelation comes a day after Stapp, 41, recorded a desperate, 16-minute Facebook video revealing he is now broke, homeless, and living in a...

“Thanksgiving day Among the Puritan Fathers in New England” Harper's Weekly, 1870. Courtesy the New York Historical Society.

What Did Thanksgiving Look Like In America In The 17th Century?

As we sit down to our Thanksgiving tables this year, and enjoy the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie,….. looking back in time, these foods were not necessarily what was available to the first settlers in early America in early 17th century. According to food historian for Plimoth Plantation...

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Almost a Quarter of American Families Have Turned to Church Food Pantries for Help

A September Lifeway Research survey reveals that nearly a quarter of Americans have received food from a church-run food pantry. Minorities and churchgoers commonly benefit from church pantries, according to the survey. The Nashville-based Christian research firm polled 1,158 respondents about church food pantries and found that 22 percent said...

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Connecticut to offer driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state’s roads unregistered and uninsured. The move comes days after President Barack Obama issued an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country from...

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Why does a Pennsylvania city smell like cat urine?

Residents are hoping air sample tests can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine. New Castle residents began noticing the smell Nov. 1 in the city about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Weeks later, the New Castle News says the smell is still lingering near a sewage...

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The Russian Air Force’s Super Weapon: Beware the PAK-FA Stealth Fighter

The Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA stealth fighter could prove to be a formidable competitor to American fifth-generation combat aircraft such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Indeed, in some measures, the new Russian warplane will exceed both U.S.-built jets, but the PAK-FA is not without...

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Eyewitness statements that created ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ myth found to be ‘inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong’

Bob McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor, said the grand jury had to weigh testimony that conflicted with physical evidence and conflicting statements by witnesses as it decided whether Wilson should face charges. “Many witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown made statements inconsistent with other statements they made and...

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Mexico’s President Is Getting Rid Of All The Country’s Local Police In A Desperate Attempt To Control The Drug Cartels

Mexico’s president announced plans Thursday to replace the country’s corruption-plagued municipal police officers with state-wide forces, amid a crisis over the role of gang-linked police in the presumed massacre of 43 students. “Mexico must change,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a televised speech, announcing that he will send constitutional...

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Oil prices plummet as OPEC decides against output cut

Crude prices plunged Thursday after the powerful Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it wouldn’t cut production levels to stem the collapse in oil prices that have fallen 40% since June. Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali Al-Naimi delivered the news as he left a nearly five-hour meeting of the cartel’s...

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2 men arrested for plotting to bomb the St. Louis Arch

Two men arrested last week on federal weapons charges were planning to bomb the the city’s iconic Gateway Arch, sources have told KSDK-TV. The men, identified in an indictment as Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, also planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief...

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OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says

OPEC policy on crude production will ensure a crash in the U.S. shale industry, a Russian oil tycoon said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries kept output targets unchanged at a meeting in Vienna today even after this year’s slump in the oil price caused by surging supply from U.S...

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Going blind in America: Numbers continue to rise

The number of people going blind in America continues to rise because of diseases like diabetes. Nearly every day, rain or shine, someone who is visually impaired is learning to negotiate Louisville streets. More of that kind of training could be taking place. Kentucky’s Office of the Blind has been...

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Woman charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter

A woman has been charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter, police have said. Alaa Abdullah Esayed, 22, of Kennington, south London, will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 10. She has been charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act – encouraging terrorism, and the dissemination of terrorist publications...

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Protests over Ferguson shooting enter third day

Activists rushed into St. Louis City Hall on Wednesday to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in nearby Ferguson as the region moved into its third day of demonstrations. Hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the...