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Russia putting anti-aircraft missiles in Syria

Tensions in the Middle East ratcheted up dangerously Wednesday, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, with the Turkish President accusing Russia of deceit and Russia announcing it would deploy anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.

Russian Defens...

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Race in America: 4 ways we display hidden biases

It's no secret that unconscious biases penetrate various realms of society, from hiring decisions to medical care and even foul calls in the NBA.

But what about implicit bias our everyday lives? Does it play a role in the neighborhoods we choose to l...



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.

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Pope's Africa trip highlights church's growth

When Pope Francis begins his inaugural papal trip to Africa, he'll bring a message of hope and peace to a rapidly growing Catholic population facing its own challenges.

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'Chicago ... could be just like Ferguson'

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.

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Report: Rams' Stedman Bailey shot in head

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized after being shot twice in the head in the Miami area Tuesday, the National Football League said on its official website, citing an unnamed source who was informed of the incident.

Bailey, 25...

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Turing cuts hospital price for drug it hiked 5,000%

The pharmaceutical company that increased the price of a drug used by AIDS and cancer patients 5,000% is slashing the price it will charge hospitals.

Turing Pharmaceuticals said it will offer hospitals Daraprim at up to 50 percent off the list price. ...

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Race in America: What discrimination looks like now

When Monica Harwell began a program that trained women to work at Con Edison, the energy utility provider for New York, she thought her dreams of having a job working outdoors would finally be realized.

She learned to climb utility poles, received el...

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Bindi Irwin takes home 'Dancing With The Stars' trophy

Bindi Irwin, the 17-year-old daughter of late Australian naturalist Steve Irwin, took home the mirror-ball trophy Tuesday as champion of season 21 of ABC's “Dancing With The Stars.”

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15 dead in blast on bus with Tunisia guard members

This week's explosion hitting a bus carrying members of Tunisia's presidential guard is the latest indication not all is well in the North African nation, once one of the success stories of the Arab Spring.

Fifteen people were killed in Tuesday's blas...

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