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Newborn found in Nativity scene at New York church
A baby with an umbilical cord still attached was discovered this week in a Nativity scene at a New York church, according to church staff.... More >>

U.S. sanctions Russians, Syrians assisting Assad regime
The United States on Wednesday sanctioned a Russian businessman and Syrian oil middleman for their roles assisting the Assad regime.... More >>

Church members indicted in teens' beatings and death
Eight members of the mysterious Word of Life Church were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour "counseling session."... More >>

7 things you should know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.... More >>

Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S. ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to the U.S.... More >>

Human error led to U.S. airstrike against Doctors Without Borders hospital, general says
The U.S. airstrike that killed 30 people at a Doctor Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month happened inadvertently, with U.S. personnel mistakenly believing they were firing at combatants who were reported at a different building, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wedn... More >>

Tailgating by the numbers
We super-fans at CNN have compiled some fun facts about the "sport" of tailgating, so you can impress your friends with your intellectual prowess, if not your athletic ability on the field. Everyone's a winner at tailgating, no matter what the scoreboard says.... More >>

St. Louis Rams player shot in head
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Wednesday after an incident the night before, the Rams said.... More >>

She was buried alive
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He escaped 'the beast' of Baltimore
Dwight Watkins was visiting his aunt one spring day in Baltimore when he heard someone beat on her front door and frantically call out for him.... More >>

Who won 'Dancing With the Stars'?
The only one who seemed to be surprised that Bindi Irwin won season 21 of "Dancing With the Stars" was apparently Bindi Irwin.... More >>

Adele kills it on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon
It's Adele's world and we all just live in it.... More >>

Opinion: The cowardice of Chicago officials
It took officials 400 days to charge Jason Van Dyke in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. 400 days.... More >>

How Native Americans lived
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REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy blue skies
For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading shoppers at work.... More >>

Chicago protesters take to the streets after dashcam video released
The violence many feared would erupt in Chicago never materialized after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.... More >>

Officer charged in teen's death
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Banned pesticide found in Colorado pot
It's been nearly two years since recreational pot was legalized in Colorado and the thriving pot industry has hit some hurdles in the form of potential dangers to consumers.... More >>

White America lives a segregated life
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Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
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University cancels classes after 'hate speech' threat
Western Washington University called off classes Tuesday over social media posts that the school's president characterized as "hate speech (targeting) students of color."... More >>

49% of Americans say racism is a 'big problem'
Debra Aust sees it in videos of recent police shootings.... More >>

Man arrested in shooting near Jamar Clark protest site
Five people were wounded when gunfire erupted near a Minneapolis police precinct where demonstrators have been protesting the shooting death of Jamar Clark, police said.... More >>

Pastor's wife death: Men plead not guilty
Two men arrested in connection with the Indianapolis murder of a pregnant preacher's wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to defense attorney Dominic Martin.... More >>

E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad
Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.... More >>

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