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In Britain, US turkey dinner is becoming big for business

Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts.

These two things are helping California's oldest college wipe out poverty

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Founded by Jesuits and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California's oldest college is uniquely situated to use start-up culture to wipe out poverty. Read more »

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3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. Read more »

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This week in history: China enters the Korean War

On Nov. 25-26, 1950, 300,000 Chinese troops attacked American and U.N. forces in North Korea. China's intervention in the war came as a surprise to many, and vastly expanded the scope of the conflict Read more »

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Steven Powell ordered to serve more jail time for violating court order

A Washington judge has found that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is in violation of a court order for failing to get mandated sexual deviancy treatment and has ordered him to... Read more »

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See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just... Read more »

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Official: US commandos took part in Yemen raid

U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos... Read more »

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Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho. Read more »

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NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Tuesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside... Read more »

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Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

Cleveland police planned to release surveillance video from an officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who turned out to be carrying a pellet gun. Read more »

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UC students walk out to protest tuition hikes

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With state money stagnating, universities struggle to pay the bills. Read more »

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Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town

The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars. Read more »

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South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements

South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, discussed trade and energy cooperation and regional peace on Wednesday, but did not reach a consensus on expected transportation and... Read more »

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San Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape

This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago. Read more »

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NY reports lower crime rate by ex-offenders

Fewer than 10 percent of released state inmates are returning to New York prisons for new felonies, according to the latest data from corrections officials. Read more »

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Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja

The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord... Read more »

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Why Utahns are some of the biggest spenders, not Californians or New Yorkers

Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue may be famous for extravagant shopping, but that doesn’t mean Californians and New Yorkers are, in general, the biggest spenders. Utahns, however, are a different... Read more »

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Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

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DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital. Read more »

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Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's... Read more »

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Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the... Read more »

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Rebels attack house of Yemen leader, kill 7

Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, setting off clashes that left six guards and a rebel dead, security officials and rebel media said. Read more »

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Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone... Read more »

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy... Read more »

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Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money

Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Read more »

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Attorney General Eric Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael... Read more »

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