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Waffle House Patron Stands His Ground

A Waffle House employee in Biloxi, Mississippi was shot by a customer after 1 a.m. Friday when she asked him to stop smoking in the restaurant. Biloxi Police Department Sgt. Donnie Dobbs said when police arrived, the suspect, Johnny Max Mount, was still on the scene. Show More Summary

Rescuing the Last Jews of Aleppo

The plan to rescue the last Jews of Aleppo was hatched in Brooklyn during the waning days of summer. Two months later, in a white minibus commandeered by pro-Western Syrian rebels, the Halabi family whizzed from Syria into Turkey in the dark of night. Show More Summary

Gunman Kills 3 at Planned Parenthood

Two civilians and a police officer were killed after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in a nearly six-hour standoff Friday. Police captured the suspected gunman, but they're still working to pinpoint his motive -- and make sure he didn't leave any explosives inside or outside the Colorado Springs building. Show More Summary

Don't Start a New Credit Union Trying to Better the U.S.

After big banks and the financial system nearly destroyed the U.S. economy in 2008, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle formed a new credit union with the goal of putting social good over profit. "Since then, the credit union has...Show More Summary

U.S. Space Rocket Piece Floating Near England

A large chunk of a U.S. space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly, England. Officials believe it is from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 which exploded after takeoff in June 4,100 miles away off the coast of Florida. Show More Summary

PETA Sued for Stealing Child's Dog and Euthanizing It

A family is suing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals after workers for the non-profit snatched a pet Chihuahua off their porch and killed it. Wilber Zarate and his daughter Cynthia each sued the animal rights group Tuesday for $2 million and $5 million in punitive damages. Show More Summary

Active Shooter Near Planned Parenthood

Police said Friday they were responding to a call of an active shooter in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "The area is NOT secure," the city's police department said via Twitter. The shooting took place on Colorado Springs' Centennial Boulevard, though the exact location was not immediately reported. Show More Summary

Slate: Donald Trump Is a Fascist

Jamelle Bouie, Slate: In the past week... "Donald Trump as fascist" has gone from hyperbolic to mainstream. After endorsing extreme measures in the aftermath of the Paris attacks -- from registering Muslim Americans to closing mosques -- assorted writers, observers and political operatives began using fascist to describe Trump's approach. Show More Summary

Top Bush Neocon: We Should Create New Sunni State

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush, has written an op-ed calling for the U.S. to build a new nation in Iraq and Syria. Bolton writes, "Today's reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. Show More Summary

PNAC and Con Idol - We Should Create the Caliphate for ISIS

Today's reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic State has carved out a new entity from the post-Ottoman Empire settlement. Rather than striving to recreate the post-World War I map, Washington should recognize the new geopolitics. Show More Summary

Taliban Commander Allegedly Killed by Drones

A senior commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has been killed in U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan's Khost province, Pakistani intelligence officials told Al Jazeera. Khalid Mehsud, alias Khan Said Sajna, was killed with 12 fighters on Wednesday when four U.S. drones carried out strikes in the Damma area of Afghanistan, close to Pakistan's North Waziristan province

West Point Military Academy Bans Pillow Fights

Huge pillow fights among U.S. cadets to mark the end of summer training at the prestigious West Point military academy are to be banned, officials say. A recent event at the end of August left at least 30 soldiers injured. At least 24 cadets were reported to have been left unconscious because pillows were stuffed with hard objects.

What Books Are You Thankful For?

Danny Heitman, Christian Science Monitor: as another Thanksgiving arrives, try this simple exercise. On Thanksgiving Day, after the dishes are cleared, scan your own home library and remind yourself how lucky you are to have so much great writing at your fingertips. Show More Summary

Computer Magazine Includes Free Computer

The latest version of the British computer Raspberry Pi has become the first computer to be given away free with a magazine. The Pi Zero is a fully fledged computer which measures just 6.5 by 3 centimeters. Made in Wales, it sells for just $5 in the U.S. Show More Summary

Joe Arpaio is Going to End Up in Pink Undies

The most withering criticism of Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday came not from the plaintiffs in the racial-profiling lawsuit against him, nor from a Department of Justice attorney, who said Arpaio's office fostered a "culture of lawlessness." It was instead delivered by U.S. Show More Summary

Angry Football Fan Sends Cops 240 Coconut Donuts

A California man sent 240 coconut doughnuts to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department after he was escorted out of a football game last Saturday afternoon. The man, whose brother is a UW-Madison alumni, told police he flew from Los Angeles to meet up with 12 friends to catch the Badgers play against the Northwestern Wildcats. Show More Summary

Happy Thanksgiving

Jordan Miceli, Red and Black: Thanksgiving is a holiday characterized by football, food, family and being thankful for all the joys in life. Although the day is tinged with the comfort of being with your loved ones, there will always...Show More Summary

Only Copy of New Wu-Tang Clan Album Sells for Millions

Wu-Tang Clan fans can't stream the group's new album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Instead, they will have to find the anonymous buyer who bought the only copy in existence for millions of dollars. The album was sold to an unnamed American buyer for "an undisclosed figure in the millions," according to a statement from online auction house Paddle8. Show More Summary

Newborn Found in Church's Nativity Scene

A baby with an umbilical cord still attached was discovered this week in a Nativity scene at a New York church. Jose Moran, a custodian at Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill in Queens, found a baby boy wrapped in towels Monday afternoon. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos Space Venture Sticks the Landing

Jeff BezosÂ?s space company pulled off a complex landing maneuver with its New Shepard space vehicle Monday in what he touted as a breakthrough that could help dramatically lower the cost of spaceflight. During a test flight in WestShow More Summary

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