REINSTATED: No proof Ray Rice lied to the NFL

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and has been reinstated to the NFL. Rice is now eligible to sign with any NFL team. An NFL spokesman, when asked by ESPN’s Andrew Brandt if the league would pursue any further action against Rice, said: “We, of course, […]

Over 500 gun sales per day mistakenly slip through background check system

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More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI. Black Friday opens the busiest season for gun purchases, when requests for background checks […]

Black Friday is now a big day for car sales

GMC and other automakers have joined the Black Friday madness

Carl Regalado calls it crazy. In the span of a few years, Black Friday has gone from being a day he dreaded spending in the showroom to one of the busiest days at the Buick/GMC dealership he manages just outside Chicago. “This year we’re expecting business to be so strong it will be incredible,” said […]

Black Friday sales could be impacted by protests and improving economy

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In protest of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, there is talk online of not participating in Black Friday sales. Some will argue that will have little impact if you simply buy the items on Saturday or another day, but if enough shoppers […]

Sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving in space?

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PURDUE (US) — Thanksgiving in space may one day come with all the trimmings, including fresh sweet potatoes. Cary Mitchell, a Purdue University professor of horticulture, and Gioia Massa, a former postdoctoral researcher at Purdue, developed methods for growing sweet potatoes that reduce the required growing space while not decreasing the amount of food that […]

The truth about Thanksgiving

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“Our Thanksgiving holiday is a kind of cultural ritual that embodies both real people and real history but with cultural symbolism and mythology,” says Chris Lewis. “We are not really celebrating the real actors and the real characters, we’re celebrating or re-enacting a union between Indians and English peoples that we would like to think […]

Tips to survive Thanksgiving weekend with the in-laws

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Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas. Below are a few tips from Gottsman on how to survive this holiday with your sanity and family love! Create a flexible itinerary. Offer a few ideas on different […]

Frosty & Friends delights audiences!

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Reviewed by Mia & Friends Do you believe in the Magic of Christmas? If you see Frosty & Friends at the Dallas Children’s Theater you certainly will! Last weekend, my friends and I loved seeing Frosty, Santa and the adorable elves. It was a perfect way to kickoff the Christmas season (even if it is […]

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