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Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes.

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Tallgrass Brewing's Buffalo Sweat

Buffalo Sweat is an easy drinking, dark beer that's still packed with flavor. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Queens, A Borough, Exists

Because Queens exist, check out today's end-of-day links: dog thrown from car, hand dryer bacteria, Exxon Mobile tree, NSFW emojis, Vogue rat problem, Mingus cat training, and a sleepy ferret. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Hot air balloon stuck in light fitting

Firefighters are helping to untangle a hot air balloon that is suspended in a light fitting at the Aranda District Playing Fields. Sixteen people were in the basket at the time of the crash. ACT Ambulance Service said nobody was injured. (ESA Media Release)

'The Humans' Spills Emotion Around The Dinner Table

'The Humans' is a heartfelt, relatable portrayal of family dysfunction. [ more › ]

NYPD Psychologist Who Allegedly Shot Husband Charged With Attempted Murder

Emily Dearden, the NYPD psychologist who allegedly tried to kill her husband with an antique derringer so she could run off with her lover last year, has been charged with attempted murder, according to police. [ more › ]

9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not.

RedEye Rundown: Ice skating, holiday buses and more

A week from now, we'll be eating leftovers.  But until then, we all have to live our lives and pretend like we're watching what we consume ahead of Thanksgiving. So listen up. There's a lot to catch you up on this week. Sit back and enjoy this week's RedEye Rundown. >> No. Show More Summary

D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches from Hains Point to Columbia Heights

All of the ballots have been counted, and — no surprises here — D.C. residents voted by an overwhelming margin to legalize marijuana possession and home cultivation in the city. In the end, Initiative 71 passed by a more than 2-to-1 margin: 65 percent in favor of legalization, 28 percent opposed, and 7 percent who did not choose […]

You Really Should Go See Whiplash This Weekend

Whiplash is so great that I cannot convey the greatness of it in a single still image from the film. This has been a spectacular autumn for dark films. We've seen a few movies with a family-unfriendly vibe gain a remarkably large audience. Show More Summary

L.A. County settles suit by disabled inmates alleging foul conditions

Five years after disabled jail inmates sued, alleging horrific conditions for those who used wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to a settlement.

O.C. school installs fence between campus and home of sex offender

School officials in Orange County have installed a temporary fence between a Costa Mesa high school and the home of a registered sex offender who lives next to the campus.

Israeli Musician Charlie Megira Fights Crimes Against Rock 'n' Roll

Music festivals are a nightmare. They're the big-box retailers of culture, designed to accommodate teeming hordes of wasted twentysomethings in Native American headdresses who wanna party first and listen to music second. But, as anyone...Show More Summary

Super Visions: Watching, half-watching, and rewatching

In the late 1980s and early ’90s, when I did movie reviewing for radio — WRFG-FM (89.3), since you asked — my sister Monica and I used to argue over aesthetics of cinema. She had a radically simple way of telling whether a film was successful,...Show More Summary

Macgregor Primary School Fete on today! 3-7 pm

[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school's 40th birthday. We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]

The New Yorker's Cover This Week Is, Uh, Interesting

The New York boldly takes on the Washington football team name change controversy on its new cover. [ more › ]

Mother Of Alleged Child Victim Of D.C. Police Officer Sues City

The officer allegedly involved was found dead of an apparent suicide. [ more › ]

Check out this list of (potential) winners.

Lynne Riley resigned from her post as a State Representative to become the next revenue commissioner, so there has to be a special election to replace her.  Excited? These guys are because they are your potential replacements: (names after the jump) Christine A. Show More Summary

Photo: Everyone In NYC Has Sat Next To Jake Gyllenhaal On The Subway

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been commuting among us for years now, lulling NYers to sleep and walking the fine line between staying incognito and pulling off a homeless Adrian Grenier-esque look. Just this week, a Redditor said he spotted Gyllenhaal on the N train (see above) dressed "like a semi hip-hoppy teen." [ more › ]

Let The Citizens Of Seoul Teach You About Subway Etiquette, You Monsters

Around these parts spotting proper subway etiquette is rare. Fact is, if you fill up one subway car with humans, at least 3 of them will do something that will make you silently weep for humankind—these things can range from mildly irksome to unspeakable acts of horribleness. Show More Summary

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