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Giant posters featuring French President Francois Hollande and his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde are displayed on the facade of the People's Palace in Conakry, Guinea, Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014.  Hollande  on Friday will  become the first non-African head of state to visit Guinea since the Ebola crisis began. Hollande will take stock of the response, cheer on heavily-burdened aid providers and help demystify fears about a highly stigmatizing virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
French president visits Ebola-stricken GuineaFrench President Hollande visits Ebola-stricken Guinea; first Western leader in Ebola country
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Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leaveIsraeli FM says Arab citizens should be paid to relocate to future Palestinian state
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Leticia Garcia from Chicago, checks out a smart television at Best Buy on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Northbrook, Ill. Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finishWhat's going on at various stores on the traditional start to the holiday shopping season
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Plunging crude prices hammer energy companiesOPEC upheaval delivers a broadside to major energy companies as oil prices plunge sharply
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A man dips his finger in the ink as Namibians queue to cast their votes, in the country's elections near Rundu, Namibia, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990. (AP Photo/Dirk Heinrich)
Namibia votes in election favoring ruling partyNamibia's ruling party, in power since 1990 independence, expected to win another election
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FILE - In this Nov. 19,  2008 file photo, Brazil's soccer great Pele greets supporters prior to a friendly soccer match, in Brasilia, Brazil. A Brazilian hospital says Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection. The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, said in a statement Thursday. Nov. 27, 2014,  that the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a quieter wing. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Hospital says Pele's condition is improvingBrazilian hospital says Pele's condition continues to improve as he undergoes kidney treatment
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European Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis, left, European Commissioner for Employment Marianne Thyssen, center, and European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici address the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The European Union head office is opting not to sanction two of its biggest economies just yet for missing public finance targets and instead will give France and Italy until the spring to bring their debts and deficits in line. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
EU won't sanction France, Italy on budget yetEU Commission says no sanction for France, Italy on their budgets yet; gives them till spring
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The mother of Lebanese soldier Mohammed Youssef, who was kidnapped by Islamic militants, pushes Mohammed's son in a stroller in front of riot policemen, during a demonstration a day after Nusra Front threatened to kill one of the soldiers and demanding that the government negotiate seriously with the militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov 28, 2014. Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by Islamic militants, during which they closed off a main highway in the capital. Several of the protesters and journalists were also beaten up a security forces sought to reopen the road. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protestPolice use water cannons to break up protest by families of soldiers kidnapped by militants
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A Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Wal-Mart while shopping after midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in South Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Second act of shopping frenzy gets startedBlack Friday begins, but how much will Thanksgiving bargain shopping hurt business?
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  • 4 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings

    The shooting happened at 11:10 a.m. on the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street, said Chicago police spokeswoman Ana Pacheco. The 36-year-old man was on the street when a gray vehicle pulled up and someone from inside opened fire, Pacheco said. Chicago Tribune, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 09:52 PM
  • Is That a Winning Lottery Ticket in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy?

    A Chicago-area man he'd been carrying $100,000 in his wallet for a month in the form of a winning lottery ticket he'd completely forgotten. Two days after his 23rd birthday, Michael Gonzalez of Berwyn bought a Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick ticket at Joe's Liquors on Ogden Avenue. Patch.com, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 05:19 PM
  • Donate to the Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis via Ice Age Records web store this weekend

    Plenty of independent labels are offering special Thanksgiving weekend deals for folks looking to pick up records for the holidays, and Ice Age Records founder Kris Di Benedetto is doing a little something extra: he's donating all the money that comes in to Ice Age's web store through the weekend to the Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis, in response to the Saint Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown . The Ice Age store will offer up some killer punk records for the occasion-including a test pressing of The Echo The Light , the second album from fourth-wave emo group CSTVT, then known as Castevet-and the label's catalog is ripe for the picking. Chicago Reader, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 01:12 PM
  • Savage Love takes a lesson from Bill and Monica

    "Guess what? The American people weren't pissed at Clinton. People looked at what was being done to Clinton and thought, 'Jesus fucking Christ, I would hate to have my privacy invaded like that.' Chicago Reader, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 03:18 AM
  • What, where to eat in suburbs on Black Friday

    You've cataloged the ads showing the best prices on Xbox One and the Disney Frozen Castle and Ice Palace. You've filled the gas tank and cleared all but the jumper cables and ice scraper from the trunk of the car and you've programmed the GPS to get you to the mall in the shortest amount of time. Daily Herald, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 10:39 PM
  • John Kass calls out Ferguson hysterics

    The Reader 's Gwynedd Stuart makes a valuable point in an essay she posted on the Bleader Wednesday. Her subject's the TV show State of Affairs , but she begins with a comment on an age-old struggle-"reasonable" people versus hysterics. Chicago Reader, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 07:31 PM
  • Ease Holiday Travel: Check These Road Closures First

    Over the river and through the construction, heading to grandmother's house at Thanksgiving could mean lots of orange barrels. Here, the Illinois Department of Transportation has listed each road and ramp closure, and alternative route. Patch.com, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 12:39 PM
  • Celebs bringing carols to the suburbs early

    The former Doobie Brother -- known for his husky baritone and hits like "What a Fool Believes" -- begins touring on Saturday, Nov. 29, with his holiday show, "This Christmas: An Evening of Holiday Hits." The concert will bring him to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 14. "It gives us a chance to get out and play some of the Christmas music we've recorded over the years. Daily Herald, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 06:07 PM
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