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Venezuela Opposition Figure To Be Charged With Plot To Assassinate Maduro

International Business Times  A leading Venezuelan opposition figure is to face charges over an alleged plot to assassinate the country's president, Nicolas Maduro. Maria Corina Machado, a former congresswoman, was ordered by the country's chief prosecutor Wednesday to appear in court on Dec. 3 to be formally charged.

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Ferguson Quiets On Thanksgiving Eve, Spirits Remain Low

Newsweek  The anger that marked two nights of intense protests and riots in Ferguson seems to have given way to steely resolve on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. The St. Louis suburb of some 20,000 became the focus of international attention when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in August, sparking months of protests and an intense national conversation about race and policing.

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Parents of Michael Brown say Wilson's statements add 'insult after injury'

St. Louis Post-Dispatch  ST. LOUIS — In an interview Wednesday with NBC's "Today" show, Lesley McSpadden, mother of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, said Police Officer Darren Wilson's account of Brown's Aug. 9 death added "insult after injury."

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DJ Snake to Release Single -- "You Know You Like It" With AlunaGeorge -- on Island Records UK/Interscope Records on December 8th

PR Newswire  SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- French DJ and producer DJ Snake, AKA William Grigahcine, will release single, "You Know You Like It," with UK Garage duo AlunaGeorge, on December 8th via Island Records UK/Interscope Records.

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Canada finds a home on Twitter

Toronto Star  O Canada, we stand on guard — for your tweets! Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada launched the Twitter handle @Canada on Wednesday and, with over 47,000 followers by about 8:30 p.m., it seemed to be a hit with the public.

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Boys Are More Likely To Be Stillborn, But No One Knows Why

Medical Daily  A new study has confirmed what midwives have long observed: Male babies are more likely to be stillborn than females. Significantly more, according to the University of Exeter study, which found that the risk for boys is about 10 percent higher.

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McNeil's future with Minnesota in doubt after felony assault charges

Star Tribune  There appeared "real hope" that Daquein McNeil had turned the corner on the tragedies that marked his childhood, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday. And so Freeman was noticeably glum as he announced that McNeil, a sophomore guard with the Gophers basketball team, had been charged with two felony counts of assault stemming from an attack Monday on his girlfriend.

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Be thankful: Despite what you might think, it's not all that bad

The Kansas City Star  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maybe you're having trouble thinking of reasons to give thanks. After all, how can Americans be thankful with crime escalating all around them? They can be thankful that it's not, actually.

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Greg Cote's Thanksgiving Day NFL picks

The Miami Herald  The NFL's Thanksgiving Day tradition kicks off King Sport's Week 13, the ninth consecutive season it's been an all-you-can-eat tripleheader. Family, football and food — what could be better! At our house the first game starts as the turkey is just beginning to brown in the oven, the second game is on as we give thanks and eat, and the third game coincides with our attempts to wake Uncle Buddy, who by then is deep-dozing from a day-long conversation...

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Butler stuns North Carolina in Bahamas, 74-66

The News & Observer  PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — North Carolina's trip to the Bahamas, coach Roy Williams said recently, was all about work — and not so much pleasure — and the Tar Heels on Wednesday found out how much they work they have to do, and they found out in a not so pleasurable way.

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Here are 9 eyebrow-raising things Turkey's Erdogan has said over the years

GlobalPost  If Recep Tayyip Erdogan had his way — and let's hope he never does — women would stay home, have lots of babies and obey their husbands. The Turkish president, known for his bizarre views on pretty much everything, said as much during a talk to a women's conference on Monday.

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National Post  Doctors will tell you that one of the more difficult conversations they have is telling a patient they can no longer drive safely. "Losing a driver's license can be a devastating life change for older adults," says Dr.

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Leafs will have their strongest lineup this season with Joffrey Lupul, David Booth set to return

National Post | Sports  PITTSBURGH - Joffrey Lupul said he is not reading anything into it. Line combinations change all the time. So just because he was skating on the fourth line at practice on Tuesday may not necessarily mean he will be playing there on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Icahn lends $5 million to help Taj Mahal

The Philadelphia Inquirer  PHILADELPHIA — Investor Carl Icahn has agreed to lend Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. up to $5 million to help the owner of Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., pay its bankruptcy expenses into January.

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Jokes about jokes: Andy Kindler's meta-comedy reveals the DNA of funny

National Post | Arts  Andy Kindler is a professional comic. Yes, it's a profession. There's no stand-up comedy guild, no code of practice, no adjudication board. And unlike dentistry, for example, which doesn't allow just anyone to stroll in and try their hand at drilling on "open-mouth night," comedy is an open, but fiercely audience-driven democracy.

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Cixin Liu's 'The Three-Body Problem' a compelling sci-fi journey by way of China

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu; Tor (400 pages, $25.99) ——— If you delight in science fiction that delivers the shock and thrill of something strange, Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is your novel this year.

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Patient Safety Journal Adjusts After an Eye-Opening Scandal

ProPublica  This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog. The aftershocks of what's been called "patient safety's first scandal" continue to reverberate in the medical community, most recently in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety.

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Benefit changes inspire class action and other lawsuits

Financial Post  Warren Winkler, a former Ontario Superior Court Justice, once declared pension and benefit class actions "the way of the future." Now, about a decade after that declaration was made, a subset of post-retirement benefits - including health care and insurance - is at the heart of a growing number of class action lawsuits.

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NHL Capsules

The Washington Times  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five.

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Gambia's Jammeh signs law on life imprisonment for gays

Africa Review  Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has approved a bill that prescribes life in prison for persons found guilty of engaging in homosexuality in the country. The bill was passed by Parliament in August and was officially gazetted on Tuesday after the presidential signature. efore then, persons found engaging in homosexual acts in the country could be jailed for periods of up to five years.

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