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Rowling defends Snape from haters

Severus Snape: good guy or bad guy?

If you said "bad guy," J.K. Rowling wasn't having it.

The Harry Potter author injected herself into a debate on Twitter of the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor -- and regular Potter tormentor -- after a user w...

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


7 things you should know about Macy's Parade

It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here are some things you should know about this treasured holiday tradition.

Prisoners create princess wigs for cancer patients

Prisoners help young cancer patients, one princess wig at a time

With the help of a group of inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, Holly Christensen's Magic Yarn Project is working to make Disney princess wigs for young cancer patients across the county.



REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy nature

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.

But the day after Thanksgiving this year, the mother of three young daug...

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Thanksgiving food to keep away from pets

Pet owners should be wary of giving some Thanksgiving staples to their dogs and cats.

Freezer food

How long can you eat those leftovers?

Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner.

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Scientists create malaria-blocking mosquito

Scientists in the U.S. say they've created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eradicate malaria.



How to break even on Thanksgiving calories

With the right planning and a serving of willpower, you can have a healthy (or healthier) Thanksgiving.


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'Social dining network' meets US Thanksgiving

Who would open their dining room to virtually everyone else -- to a wide world of strangers -- on Thanksgiving Day? Answer: A growing number of hosts and guests finding each other on

Syrian refugee

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In the unlikeliest of places, Syrians thrive

The small white building is inconspicuous except for its shuttered windows adorned with painted mint-green domes. A silver crescent catches the sun above the door as men with beards and women with their bodies covered from head to toe enter.

Condoms on shelf

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STD rates rise, especially among men

The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good.