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    View the Target Black Friday ad for 2014

    Target really wants your business this holiday season. So much so that it’s offering free money — in the form of discounted gift cards. Target will offer 10% off of its gift cards on Black Friday. Store-brand gift cards help bring shoppers back, and often encourage them to spend more than they would otherwise. Target also unveiled a host of holiday season deals geared to get people into its physical stores. Some discounts, including $50 off of Beats headphones and […]

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    ‘I couldn’t move': Patients who wake up during surgery

    “I was awake but paralyzed,” says Carol Weihrer as she recalls undergoing eye surgery in 1998. “I could hear the surgeon telling his trainee to ‘cut deeper into the eye,'” she says. “I was screaming, but no one could hear me. I felt no pain, just a tugging sensation. I tried to move my toes or even push myself off the operating table, but I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.” The Reston, Virginia, resident inadvertently woke up during […]

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    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. 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 deal hunters — some from as far […]

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    Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast

    Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power — but this was nothing new for the state. Tens of thousands spent Thanksgiving just as others did in New England when Turkey Day was first observed in the 17th century: without electricity. In New Hampshire, more than 133,000 customers were still without power early Friday. “They’re saying it will be […]

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    View the Walmart Black Friday ad for 2014; deals kick off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    On Thanksgiving, shoppers can either sit around waiting for the turkey coma to set in, or they can head to Walmart. In-store door buster deals kick off at 6 p.m. on Turkey Day, the same time as last year, when 22 million shoppers headed to Walmart after dinner. The retailer is slashing prices on everything from electronics, to toys, and home appliances. Some discounts will be offered at specific times on Thursday, Black Friday and throughout the rest of the […]

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    11 burned bodies found in Mexico

    MEXICO — Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, authorities in Guerrero state said Thursday. The bodies were discovered near Chilapa, about an hour’s drive west of Ayotzinapa, where the 43 missing students went to school. Officials did not say so far if there is a connection between the bodies and the missing students.

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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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    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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    9 things you may not know about Thanksgiving

    When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here’s one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia. Here’s 9 to get you started. We bet you they’ll eat them up! 1. A tradition is born: TV dinners have Thanksgiving to thank. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys it would sell that Thanksgiving — by 26 TONS! Some industrious soul came up with a […]

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    Creed frontman 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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    Another reason to give thanks: The nasty storm’s behind us

    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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    Meet the woman who watched 280 executions

    SAN ANTONIO — Starting in 2001, Michelle Lyons watched men and women die in the Texas Department of Corrections death chamber inside the Walls Unit in Huntsville. Lyons was the prison system’s public information officer until her retirement in 2012 — a job that required that she witness executions. “There’s so much emotion in there and for so many years, I turned it off. And once I started thinking about it, I opened the flood gates,” Lyons said as she […]


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