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Thanksgiving Travel Along Northeast Slowed By Snow And Rain

AP/Huffington Post | James Gerken | November 26, 2014 | Green
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By early afternoon, more than 600 flights had been canceled,...

Obama: Turkey Pardon Will Be My 'Most Talked About Executive Action This Month'

AP | Paige Lavender | November 26, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his legal authority to take executive actions — to spare a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys. Obama joked that his annual turkey pardon will be his "most talked about executive action this month." Last week, the president issued a series of highly anticipated...

'They're Murdering Our Kids And Getting Away With It'

Christopher Mathias | November 26, 2014 | Black Voices
Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri came as no shock to the hundreds of Americans of color who have lost loved ones in officer-involved shootings. Below, some of these people discuss their experiences and share their thoughts on the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer...

Former Model And Restaurateur B. Smith Goes Missing In Hamptons

New York Daily News | Brennan Williams | November 26, 2014 | Black Voices
Pioneering former model and restaurateur B. Smith has gone missing in the Hamptons.

You Better Believe We're Running Another Story On Sarah Palin's Notorious Turkey Massacre

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | November 26, 2014 | Politics
This story was first published in 2012 and again in 2013. For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation, a few fortunate fowl...

The 15 Worst Owners in Sports

Rolling Stone | Chris Greenberg | November 26, 2014 | Sports
Sports arguments compensate for our powerlessness. We will never be permitted on the playing field, court or ice to change the outcome of the game – and even if we were, we'd be toast – so we soothe our nerves by preemptively doubting the efficacy of a play, screaming at...

Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

Dave Jamieson | November 26, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON -- Kicking off the third consecutive year of protests, Walmart workers in six states have formally submitted strike notices to their bosses ahead of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, calling for higher wages and better hours, according to OUR Walmart, the group representing the workers. OUR Walmart did not...

9 Turkeys Who Literally Can't Even Right Now

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | November 26, 2014 | Comedy
Thanksgiving is obviously a stressful time for turkeys. And turkeys don't even know how to deal. Like, they can't even: Can't even. Seriously, can't even. Literally can't even right now.

Bill O'Reilly Weighs In On Ferguson Protests, Grand Jury Decision

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | November 26, 2014 | Media
We know, we know. You weren't 100 percent sure what to make of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, until you heard what Bill O'Reilly had to say about it. Luckily, the Fox News host gave his two cents on the matter Wednesday night on "The Tonight Show," telling...

This TSA Lost & Found Map Makes Losing Your Luggage Way Less Frustrating

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | November 26, 2014 | Travel
Now you can (hopefully) find your luggage faster.

Powerful Photos Show The Nationwide Response To Michael Brown Won't End Any Time Soon

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | November 26, 2014 | Black Voices
On the night after an announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, protesters around the U.S. continued to assemble and raise their voices as they demanded justice for Brown's death on Tuesday...

Though Under Fire For Its Own Rape Response, UVA Advises Other Schools Nationwide

Tyler Kingkade | November 25, 2014 | College
In April 2010, a first-year female student at the University of Virginia sat in Dean Mark Hadley’s office and told him how she had been sexually assaulted a month earlier. It was the student's first time disclosing her assault to a university official. Hadley, an association dean, sat quietly and...

Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence Reveals Mistakes, Holes In Investigation

Jason Cherkis | November 25, 2014 | Politics
Soon after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, law enforcement’s handling of the case was already being criticized as callous and sloppy. Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, looked on in horror as police officials failed to cover and later to remove Brown’s body from the street...

The '367 Dogs' Were Rescued From A Massive Fighting Ring. They Are Loving Their Freedom.

Arin Greenwood | November 25, 2014 | Green
They're called the 367 dogs, because that's how many of them were taken in on August 23, 2013 -- the first day of what would turn out to be the country's second largest multi-state dog fighting bust. Then that number grew. By a lot. "As the investigation...

Students Across The Nation Protest Ferguson Non-Indictment

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | November 25, 2014 | College
College students staged demonstrations across the nation Tuesday after a grand jury decided not to indict the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. At schools like New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University...

Rain And Snow Could Snarl Thanksgiving Holiday Travel On East Coast

James Gerken | November 26, 2014 | Green
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. Forecasters said major Northeast cities will probably see moderate to heavy...

UVA Dean Defended Not Expelling Students In 2013 Speech: Schools 'Shouldn't Be Punitive'

Tyler Kingkade | November 25, 2014 | College
University of Virginia Dean of Students Allen Groves explained during a TEDx talk in 2013 why his school has avoided suspending or expelling students, even when they commit serious infractions. "The university's role, in my opinion, shouldn't be punitive," Groves said. "It ought to be risk reduction and rehabilitation and...

Here's How To Find A Ferguson Protest In Your Area

Jan Diehm | November 26, 2014 | Politics
After it was announced Monday night that a grand jury had declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges for the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, protests erupted around the country. Brown's family has called for peaceful protests,...

Want To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories

Anna Almendrala | November 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" more calories than you consume, either by exercising more or eating less. But anyone who has ever attempted to...

Wednesday's East Coast Winter Storm Shaping Up To Be Travel Nightmare

Katherine Boehrer | November 25, 2014 | Green
This week’s winter storm is shaping up to be a travel nightmare for Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, and the busiest travel day of the year.
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