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    Ray Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension

    Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players union said Friday. “The suspension has been vacated,” George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the players’ union, said. Rice was cut by the Ravens in September, so he is currently a free agent. The former Ravens star had his contract terminated by the team in the wake of the disturbing video that shows him knocking out […]

  • Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

    The doors are open. The sales are here. It’s Black Friday. Black Friday faithful are already scooping up deals at malls and department stores across America. VIEW THE WALMART AD FOR BLACK FRIDAY A few stores — like Kmart and Radio Shack — opened Thursday morning, but most — including Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, Kohl’s, Toys R Us, J.C. Penney and Sears — waited until after Thanksgiving dinner was served. As night fell, Manhattan’s bustling Times Square was packed with […]

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    Is ‘professor’ who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?

    The last thing an attorney might expect to receive at a deposition is a brain, but that’s what the man said he was handing over. A brain. In a bucket. Sliding the bucket across the table and opening the lid, the man urged the lawyer, Michael Hodges, to take it. Hodges declined. The deposition continued. This might have gone down as just on odd moment in Kansas legal history were it not for the fact that about a year later […]

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    Best Buy website crashes amid Black Friday deals

    Black Friday isn’t the best day for your website to crash. Best Buy’s website was down for over an hour on Friday, as shoppers flooded the Internet looking for deals. “A concentrated spike in mobile traffic triggered issues that led us to shut down BestBuy.com in order to take proactive measures to restore full performance,” said spokeswoman Amy von Walter. The site came back online at around 11:30 a.m. ET. The electronics retailer was one of many that was promoting […]

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    Man who shot Mexican Consulate, federal courthouse, Austin police HQ killed

    A man shot up a federal courthouse and a Mexican consulate — which he also seemingly tried to set ablaze — early Friday before being shot dead outside the Austin, Texas, police headquarters, that city’s police chief said. The shooter fired “over 100 rounds” in a roughly 10-minute span, but he did not hit anyone even though the bullets ricocheted at a typically busy time in downtown Austin, when streets fill up with people after bars close for the night. […]

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    Shoppers say ‘no’ to Black Thursday

    Shoppers love a deal. But that love might not be unconditional. As more retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving to kick off Black Friday sales, some shoppers are saying enough is enough. There are currently 71 petitions on Change.org that call for retailers and consumers to change their approach to Black Friday. The “Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving” Facebook page has nearly 65,000 likes, while “Boycott Black Thursday” has more than 114,000. Hallie Dilworth, a freshman at the University […]

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    Darren Wilson changed homes, preferred dark movie theaters to avoid detection

    Days after he fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, Officer Darren Wilson was cutting grass when he was told his home address was circulating online. Within three hours, he’d grabbed some bags and gone into hiding, according to his attorneys. “He had to leave the grass, literally, half mowed,” his lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, told CNN’s Don Lemon late Wednesday. Since then, he’s stayed under the radar by moving from house to house, including briefly living with one of […]

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    Messy winter storm on East Coast snarls Thanksgiving travel

    It was a hellish holiday travel night Wednesday, with hundreds of flights canceled and thousands delayed by a punishing nor’easter. But the silver lining for Thanksgiving Day? The storms are leaving and conditions should return to normal. Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire will still see some snow. But New York will only get a dusting — and that’s good news for those lining up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The weekend will be cold, very cold. But at least […]

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    Creed’s frontman Scott Stapp reveals he’s ‘penniless’

    Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and “penniless” in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning. Stapp, who earned worldwide fame in the late ’90s and early 2000s with songs like “With Arms Wide Open” and “Higher,” alleged he was under “some kind of vicious attack” because the funds in his bank accounts were stolen by people he knows or frozen by the IRS. In the video, […]

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    Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after hit in head by ball

    Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. The 25-year old, who had been hoping to regain his place in the team for next week’s Test match against India, passed away on Thursday after failing to recover from an induced coma at a hospital in Sydney. The South Australia batsman, who would have turned 26 on Sunday, was fatally injured when hit by a “bouncer,” a short ball that bounces […]


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