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Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

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Tamir Rice Family: Boy's Death at Hands of Police Avoidable

U.S. news<p>The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by Cleveland police when he allegedly reached for a pellet gun says the boy’s death could have been avoided, and that the officers acted "quickly" in deciding to use deadly force.<p>In a statement, the family of Tamir Rice thanked …

5 Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime This Holiday Weekend

<i>Below is an excerpt from "5 Shows to Stream on Amazon Prime"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>Remember last …

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Three tons of marijuana found in Thanksgiving Day drug haul

In the predawn hours of Thanksgiving Day, a group of men was carrying three tons of marijuana off a boat along the Central California coast.<p>Once the cargo was loaded into vans -- authorities estimated the marijuana arrived in 180 bales weighing up to 6,000 pounds -- it headed off to its …

Extreme Thanksgiving Leftovers

Spurred by the anticipation of a kitchen full of turkey, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes, we got a little carried away thinking up nine other ways to use them<p>There's a commonly held belief in this country that the greatest eating day of the year falls on the fourth Thursday in November. We all …

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NASA stages 'Black Hole Friday'

By <b>Joshua Berlinger</b>, CNN<p>updated 1:43 AM EST, Sun November 30, 2014 |<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>NASA has some fun with Black Friday on its Twitter account<br>• Jokes, facts and a black hole-themed game were the order of the day<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Black Friday bargain hunters, do you ever get the feeling that you're being sucked …

8 Tips for Pulling Off the Perfect Holiday Dinner Party

Now that Thanksgiving’s over, it’s time to set our sights on even more feasts, festivities and holiday dinner parties. Whether you’re throwing a different one every week or simply one party to rule them all, here are eight tips for pulling it off perfectly.<p>1. <b>Choose a Color Palette and Pattern</b>: Find …

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8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …