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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.

Grand Mosque of Brussels

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Official: Powder at mosque not chemical or nuclear

The suspicious powder found at Brussels' Grand Mosque on Thursday is not a chemical or nuclear substance, a spokesman for Brussels Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Services told CNN.

No one who came into contact with the substance has shown any adv...

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Cameron urges strikes on ISIS in Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron has become the latest world leader to call for an escalation in the fight against ISIS, as French President Francois Hollande continues a whirlwind week of diplomacy to build an international coalition against the...

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Turkey: No apology for downing Russian jet

Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara, the Turkish capital.

"I think if there ...

FIFA headquarters


FIFA donates $1.4M haul of watches to charity

World soccer governing body FIFA might not be able to turn back the clock on a wave of scandals but it's hoping donating watches worth an estimated $1.4 million to charity will bring some closure -- on one chapter of its recent checkered history at least.

Chicago protests over Laquan McDonald shooting

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Chicago's search for answers after video

For some Chicago residents, there is hope the arrest of Jason Van Dyke, the police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, will spark a conversation. But justice?

Cynthia Robinson, The Family Stone trumpeter

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Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone dies

Cynthia Robinson, whose brassy, forthright trumpet lit up Sly and the Family Stone songs such as "Dance to the Music," "Life" and "Hot Fun in the Summertime," died Monday, the band's publicist confirmed. She was 71.

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Newborn found in Nativity scene at N.Y. church

A baby with an umbilical cord still attached was discovered this week in a Nativity scene at a New York church, according to church staff.

Jose Moran, a custodian at Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill in Queens, found a baby boy wrapped in towe...

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Iran offers huge economic potential. Can it deliver?

It's been described as the Germany of the Middle East, with nearly 80 million people, an educated workforce, and a proud tradition of manufacturing.

Throw in the world's largest oil and gas reserves, and it's easy to see why investors and internation...

Pope Kenya

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Throngs attend Pope Francis' first Mass in Africa

Pope Francis celebrated a historic Mass in Kenya on Thursday, a day declared a national public holiday as throngs of jubilant Catholics flocked to the capital.

The Pope drove past the crowd in his popemobile, waving to thousands who started lining th...

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Notable deaths of 2015

Cynthia Robinson, The Family Stone trumpeter

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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

Thanksgiving Day fast facts

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Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

Top 10 fastest-selling albums

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Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

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Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.


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