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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of November 20, 2017)

The ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe took a significant turn this week when President Robert Mugabe resigned after ruling the country for nearly four decades.<p>In the U.S., the Trump administration sued AT&T over the Time Warner merger, imposed sanctions on North Korea, and moved to end temporary protected …

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from falling into disuse.<p>He sits next to a bookcase, flicking through titles long out of print. Like a …

Language

Washington State at Washington: Pick, prediction, TV, live stream, watch online - CBSSports.com

The Apple Cup once again has major Pac-12 North implications<p>Rivalry games are great. Rivalry games with big-picture implications are even better. The …

College Football

The Fashion App Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas

<b>The immigrant entrepreneur’s road</b> to Silicon Valley is paved with visas. And every one tells a tale.<p>In the case of Purva Gupta, who is now the …

Immigration

54 Ways To Totally Transform Leftover Turkey

These ideas may cause more naps. Consider yourself warned.<p>When you wake up from your post-Thanksgiving dinner slumber you're likely to encounter a …

Thanksgiving

Hacking the free throw: the science behind the most practiced shot in sports

The free throw is the rare instance in sport where a player can attempt to score without any defensive pressure. So why do so many top players struggle?<p>Despite the name, free throws only seem free. Though they are one of the few, or perhaps only, opportunities in sport during which the defense …

Basketball

The Psychology Behind Black Friday Crowds — and Why They'll Never Go Away

Consumer psychologists weigh in.<p>It’s no coincidence that horror director George Romero’s 1978 zombie flick, <i>Dawn of the Dead</i>, culminates in a mall, …

Shopping

Can the world's mightiest naval fleet survive the perfect storm?

It was a once-in-a-decade display of American firepower.<p>Three US Navy aircraft carriers -- the largest, most sophisticated warships in history -- assembled off the Korean Peninsula, in a move timed to coincide with US President Donald Trump's first official visit to the region.<p>But behind the …

Military

Why 2020 Will Be the Year of the Woman

In this post-Weinstein moment, Democrats are pining for the karmic justice of defeating Trump with shards from a glass ceiling. Here’s how it could happen.<p>One year after a Republican accused of sexual misconduct was elected president, and Democrats are the ones in turmoil about misogynistic …

Feminism

Who is ‘Crocodile’ Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s new president?

Zimbabwe may have seen off aging despot Robert Mugabe, but the country now finds itself in the jaws of “The Crocodile” — a former guerrilla fighter and despised henchman accused of overseeing the deaths of thousands of political opponents.<p>Emmerson Mnangagwa was being sworn in Friday as the southern …

Africa

Millennials’ Lust for Makeup Is the Lipstick on Retail’s Pig

Meghan Roark isn’t too proud to admit she has an addiction. Her habit? Makeup.<p>Ms. Roark, a 27-year-old who works in retail in Abingdon, Va., estimates that she spends $300 a month on cosmetics and skin care. She watches at least three hours of tutorials each week on YouTube, learning new techniques …

Estée Lauder

The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon

As Jeff Bezos’s juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeed—and be what Amazon can never be.<p>The Mall of America’s terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with …

Trends

The 25 Best Independent Toy Stores In America

From toy train emporiums to massive shops stacked with every plaything you could imagine, these are the 25 best Independent Toy Stores in the country.<p>…

Kids

How U.S. troops spend Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

NBC News’ Hans Nichols visits U.S. troops who are getting a taste of Thanksgiving Day traditions in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Kandahar

These Are the Best Black Friday 2017 Deals From Every Major Retailer

Crazy deals on TVs, phones, housewares, and more.<p>The ads for Black Friday 2017 have been released! After browsing bargains from Target, Amazon, Best …

Shopping

Was flying more fun before in-flight movies?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the future of in-flight entertainment is virtual reality headsets, and the present is movies, music and Wi-Fi, the past was a more wholesome affair involving cards, conversation and cocktails.<p>Today airlines are tripping over themselves to offer the latest digital thrills to avoid stop …

Airlines

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

Parades

How To Make Tense Holiday Conversations Civil (Or Even Productive)

Avoiding hot-button issues isn’t always possible, so we asked the experts how to steer clear of a screaming match.<p>Remember last Thanksgiving? It was just a few weeks after the presidential election, and emotions were running high. But if conversations with your extended family were tense and …

Emotions

The Annual Light Show at London’s Kew Gardens: Pictures

Bridges

Thanksgiving Football: Everything You Need to Know About the Three NFL Matchups

<b>Minnesota at Detroit</b><p><b>Lions Offense vs. Vikings Defense</b><p>The Lions will try to establish the run again on Thursday, given that the fatigue from playing …

Kenny Golladay

Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

BBC Stories<p><b>A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.</b><p>For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, in a room she shared with more …

Korean Peninsula

Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat

Along with explicit sexual educationclasses, some schools are beginning to offer more G-rated lessons on love. Experts say the so-called "iGen" is woefully unprepared to have healthy, caring romantic relationships and young people need more guidance. So schools are adding classes that are less …

Education

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Crime

The Uber CEO Who Arrived in the US with Nothing

<b>There’s truth in the stereotype</b> that immigrants often get handed jobs others would avoid like the plague. For most of his career, Dara Khosrowshahi, …

Dara Khosrowshahi

Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960

For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever-larger birds.<p>A turkey today is not the turkey of yesteryear.<p>For decades, animal breeders have been transforming the genomes of turkeys to make them grow larger. Since 1960, the weight of turkeys has gone up about a …

Agriculture

A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. classrooms

Silicon Valley is determined to improve education by infusing it with technology. Its latest example is Kiddom, whose personalized learning software …

Education