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Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children’s programs for decades.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated By NFL

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The former Baltimore Ravens running back had been suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced showing him hitting his then-fiancee.

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Attack On Mosque In Nigeria Kills Dozens

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Authorities believe the attack in the northern city of Kano was the work of Boko Haram militants, although the group did not immediately claim responsibility.

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Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.

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America’s Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.

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Video Of Woman Dancing On Tehran’s Subway Goes Viral

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

The video was posted to a Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom showing Iranian women defying the country’s strict laws on female dress.

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Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

By Scott Neuman on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.

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AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

By Doreen McCallister on November 28th, 2014 | Last updated: November 28, 2014 at 4:59 am

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.

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Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

By Scott Neuman on November 27th, 2014 | Last updated: November 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country’s elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

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WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

By Scott Neuman on November 27th, 2014 | Last updated: November 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

The World Trade Organization’s 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

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