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Demonstrators take part in a "mock trial" of Darren Wilson as they protest the decision of a grand jury regarding the death of Michael Brown in St. LouisTensions eased in the St Louis suburb after two nights of violence.


11/27/2014 5:58:40 PM

Storm Knocks Out Power on ThanksgivingA winter storm that wreaked travel chaos across the US northeast wound down Thursday, but hundreds of thousands of people were left without power on the Thanksgiving holiday. About 300,000 people suffered power outages in the wake of the storm, Accuweather.com reported. Hard-hit areas included New Hampshire, where the public utility company said about 174,000 were affected as of noon Thursday. Central Maine Power said 74,000 customers were without electricity.


11/27/2014 2:04:03 PM

Photos of the day - November 27, 2014By Nick Tattersall and Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. His three-day trip comes as Islamic State insurgents have captured swathes of Iraq and Syria just over Turkey's southern borders, declaring an Islamic caliphate and killing or driving out Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and others who do not share their ultra-radical brand of Sunni Islam. ...


11/27/2014 4:06:29 PM

Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at Kmart, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. Millions of customers are expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day as many retailers remain open on a day traditionally reserved for spending time with family. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.


11/27/2014 8:03:33 PM

Church goer Pam Minner holds her daughter Mackinzy on her lap with her son Merrimon as they listen to a Thanksgiving service that discussed the communities reaction to ongoing protests in reaction to the grand jury verdict in the Michael Brown shooting inProtesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday to observe Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts at times with Dr. Seuss quotes and gathering for church services and turkey giveaways — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.


11/27/2014 9:05:41 PM

Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.


12/31/1969 6:00:00 PM

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.


11/27/2014 12:43:20 AM

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown's death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla. ...

11/27/2014 3:26:41 PM

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.


11/26/2014 10:36:22 PM

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WIRED’s Top 50 Black Friday Deals

It’s Black Friday, and sweet deals abound. But chasing them down without proper guidance is going to land you in a lot of unnecessary lines. No worries, WIRED put in the extra legwork so you can spend less time on your feet and more time wiggling your toes by the fireplace. Good luck! One note: […]

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11/27/2014 9:00:35 PM

Eruptions from Japan’s Aso Becoming More Intense

New eruptions at Japan’s Aso have become intense enough to cause some flight cancellations in and out of Kumamoto. The Asosan caldera is one of the Japan’s more active volcanic cluster and since 2003, the Nakadake crater in Aso have been producing small explosive eruptions. However, the tenor of the activity has increased since the […]

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11/27/2014 3:09:52 PM

The Teen Brain “Shuts Down” When It Hears Mom’s Criticism

Neuroscientists scanned the brains of teenagers while they listened to criticism from their Moms. Areas of the teens' brains involved emotional regulation and taking other people's perspective appeared to shut down while they listened to the criticism.

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11/27/2014 10:54:45 AM

10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and hey, since being kind of contrary is the American way, why not celebrate this most delicious of holidays by watching some of the best TV from the country so many of those early settlers were fleeing? Yes, everybody knows about Sherlock and The Office, but there's a whole cornucopia of excellent and lesser-known British series ripe for the streaming on Netflix. Here's what you should be watching on Turkey Day.

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11/27/2014 6:00:42 AM

The Weirdest Incidents Involving Wild Turkeys This Week

Wild turkeys were “everywhere” on Cape Cod, despite having once been extinct in Massachusetts. The birds were also booming again in Ohio, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and New Jersey, where turkey numbers had increased a thousand-fold since 1977, when 22 wild turkeys were brought in from New York and Vermont to restock what was then a virtually turkey-less state. A New Jersey biologist now assured the public: “I think that they are here to stay,” and a local Op-Ed writer attributed the turkey’s success, in part, to polygamy.

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11/27/2014 5:45:38 AM

A Stylish App That Helps You Stick to a Budget

Most users don’t need charts, they just need to know if a new pair of shoes is going to blow the weekly budget.

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11/27/2014 5:30:49 AM

The Next Era of Designers Will Use Data as Their Medium

Design has been focused on the surfaces of computing, rendering pixels on screens. But now data is becoming an articulate medium of design, in its own right.

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11/27/2014 5:30:45 AM

Science Graphic of the Week: Rising Sea Levels Show Strange Patterns

Two ocean systems that once rose and fell out of synch with each other are now rising in tandem.

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11/27/2014 5:30:41 AM

EBay’s Plan to Reinvent Retail Shopping With Magic Mirrors

Though most consumers still think of eBay strictly as online shopping, the company's official corporate mission is to become a venue for all commerce---and that means integrating with the physical world.

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11/27/2014 5:30:40 AM

Watch GE Test Its Jet Engines by Putting Them Through Hell

Manufacturers run tests that are as straightforward as they are awesome: They turn on the jets and start throwing things in there.

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11/27/2014 5:30:22 AM