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  • Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opened late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from...

  • Horse with no eyes inspires children, veterans

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    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Nobody wanted the reddish-brown horse with the black, matted mane. He was too scrawny, his coat lifeless and dull. And that ugly scar on his hip? That was from the time he became ensnared in a barbed-wire fence and couldn't break free. Jody McBrien figured the...

  • France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

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    PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago. The customs office said that it gave the Egyptian Embassy on Thursday the amulets, rings, funeral statues, clay pots and other objects seized in March and...

  • Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

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    LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OPEC's decision to maintain production levels even though prices have fallen sharply in recent weeks. With U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving,...

  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published Thursday, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians...

  • Doctor impersonator sentenced for sex assaults

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    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A 58-year-old man convicted of posing as an immigration doctor to sexually assault Vietnamese women in Colorado has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. An Arapahoe County judge sentenced Kenneth Dean Lee on Wednesday. Lee told investigators he chose...

  • New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in one of America's most famously libertine cities. In a move surely to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal to...

  • Tech council: US needs more skilled worker visas

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The state's technology industry is criticizing President Obama for failing to increase the supply of visas for highly skilled workers. The Massachusetts High Tech Council said the workers are critical to the state's technology sector and the lack of so-called "H-1B"...

  • Bush, Reiff inactive for Lions against Chicago

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    DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bush is inactive and will miss his third straight game when the Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears. Bush has been bothered by an ankle injury, and Detroit is also without starting left tackle Riley Reiff, who has a knee problem. Bears defensive tackle...

  • Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain....

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