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Pope Francis on Monday allowed all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a power previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after Sunday’s close of the Catholic Church’s “Holy Year of Mercy”.

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With the country feeling about as fractured as it’s ever felt, Thanksgiving ― a holiday already fraught with family demons ― is looking to be a doozy. Here’s some advice we gave you in 2013 about what not to bring to the Thanksgiving table, updated:   1) Your politics.

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A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed on Sunday while sitting in a squad car during a routine traffic stop outside the Texas city’s police headquarters, authorities said.

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A woman believed to have been kidnapped for ransom in southern Washington state was still missing on Saturday, a day after authorities arranged to meet the demand and then arrested a suspect, police said. Sandra Harris, 69, was reported missing on Friday by her husband, who called authorities to say she was abducted from the couple’s home in Kennewick, a town about 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, Kennewick police said in a statement

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With Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, musician Laura Jane Grace is offering advice to trans youth who are coming out.  “It’s important to not feel like you’re apologizing for anything,” she told host Alex Berg . “And just not take any shit from anybody.” The  frontwoman  for Against Me! , who has a new memoir out called Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist ,  also addressed how we can fight transphobia

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It’s a watershed year fraught with turmoil for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Across the American South, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people are facing wave after wave of legislation that threatens our safety, well-being and very existence

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PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – French voters were choosing a conservative presidential candidate on Sunday in a primary contest whose winner is seen as likely to become head of state in next spring’s election. With the French left in disarray under the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, pollsters suggest that the center-right presidential nominee will meet and defeat the National Front’s eurosceptic, anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen in a vote next May.

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Logo’s “Cocktails & Classics” is offering a very special screening of the beloved film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Join host Michael Urie, “Mrs. Doubfire” star Mara Wilson, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” favorite Jujubee, comedian and actor Drew Droege and The Huffington Post’s very own Noah Michelson as they watch the 1993 comedy and share their favorite memories, trivia about the film and more

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The FBI is seeking a bank robber it has dubbed the “ Spelling Bee Bandit, ” who leaves a distinct calling card during each heist.

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Zadie Smith writes novels about the people and themes that seem particularly freighted with political baggage these days: immigrants, multiracial families and social groups, the white and non-white working class.

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WASHINGTON —  Sen.  Bernie Sanders  (I-Vt.)  lost the Democratic nomination and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the new leader of the Senate Democrats. But the Vermont senator’s vision and ideas will dominate the Democratic Party’s attempt to recover from  Hillary Clinton’s  ruinous White House run

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It took six years, but Charlene DeWindt, 58, of Newport News, Va., is now an electrician. She’s also a production planner and scheduler at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII is the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States), earning more than $50,000 a year. DeWindt honed her trade at the firm’s Newport News Shipbulding Apprentice School and, in August, graduated with an Associates in Business Degree

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  WASHINGTON – After responsible stewardship of the nuclear arsenal, perhaps the most import role an American president sets is setting a tone that guides how millions of people will act. In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, acts of violence and intimidation against the groups that he singled out during the campaign have been reported across the country, and are being tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ethiopian immigrant Yemaj Adem, for instance, was attacked in Grand Rapids on November 12th by a man in his cab who started punching him and shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” The man was arrested, and continued making racist comments about Adem in the back of the police car

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Twitter users are imagining what could be Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s favorite musicals, following his eventful evening watching “ Hamilton .” The Indiana governor was widely  booed on entering the Richard Rogers Theater  in New York City on Friday night, and the Broadway show’s cast addressed him with a powerful message  as he later left. News of the incident caused the #NameAPenceMusical hashtag to globally trend on the micro-blogging service, with users putting their own Pence spin on classic musical shows

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Stephen Colbert is crusading against the mockery of world leaders. The “ Late Show ” host lightheartedly called on people to stop ripping international heads of state on Friday, following the news that China had called out its citizens for fat-shaming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un

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Trying to have any meaningful discussion about the climate change crisis with someone who rejects mainstream science is a recipe for frustration. And with a president-elect who has said climate change is “ bullshit ” and a “ hoax ,” it’s likely many family holiday celebrations this year will include unproductive and, shall we say, spirited banter.

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When Vice President-elect Mike Pence went out for a night of theater in Manhattan, he probably didn’t expect to be the opening act. Some of the attendees at a Friday night showing of “Hamilton,”  Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s  Founding Fathers-themed Broadway musical , were apparently not thrilled to see the Indiana governor at the show.

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The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews.

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9 Beauty Gifts For People Who Love Neutrals

18Nov

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while that may mean glitter and pops of color to some, it’s not for everyone. Playing 4up your natural features or simply working in a neutral color palette can also be absolutely gorgeous.

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There’s more to exercise than torching calories.

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Drivers in Fort Worth, Texas were in for a Thanksgiving surprise this week when traffic cops gave them turkeys instead of tickets.  In an effort to spread some holiday cheer and bond with the community, five teams of officers were dispatched across the city to hand out dozens of frozen birds, said ABC-affiliate WFAA . “Even though we do enforce traffic law and we do have some unpleasant decisions to make, we still are about the people,” officer Anthony Colter, who made five stops, told Houston’s KHOU.

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There’s a new challenge taking social media by storm, and this one’s pretty much the opposite of the mega-viral mannequin challenge . Instead of standing still, everyone flees.  It’s called the # TrumpsComingChallenge , and it’s pretty simple to do. Someone shouts, “Trump’s Coming!” and everyone runs as if president-elect Donald Trump just showed up.  The viral challenge is a take on # AndysComing , which involves people dropping to the floor  and lying motionless after someone shouts “Andy’s Coming.” That’s a tribute to the “Toy Story” movies, where the toys would drop whenever Andy walked into the room.  Here are some of the best “Trump’s Coming” clips posted to Twitter so far:   The Benedict College Official #TrumpsComingChallenge ❗️ With All That's Going On In Today's Society, We Should Share Some Laughter pic.twitter.com/ZRv40Bsjnk — Mr.Freshman (@SoCloseCanBeFar) November 11, 2016 ” @armanibankss : Let's get this trending #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/xl5e2hcq3k ” — EL'DEEN (@zaharadeen442) November 18, 2016 NEW CHALLENGE!!! #TRUMPSCOMINGCHALLENGE #NotMyPresident #ImStillWithHer pic.twitter.com/uwY8GsYWZY — rachel (@markmyjauregui) November 11, 2016 Let's try this #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/yjzIqTUqM6 — Xavionna (@itsme_xavie) November 16, 2016 #trumpscomingchallenge lmfao pic.twitter.com/M9uPDjvfAr — erick (@Erickkcruzv) November 12, 2016 #trumpscoming pic.twitter.com/J5LnDdM1Tt — Emma Jane Trengove (@Nyctophilia_E) November 18, 2016 the #TrumpsComingChallenge Though? ROFLMAO! LOVE IT! pic.twitter.com/YNgUhCsc9K — Mario the Poet (@poetrybymario) November 11, 2016 Watch till the end (I fell) #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/sn4QkN35rB — ️ (@rudygarzareyna) November 11, 2016 “TRUMPS COMING!!!!” #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/fJcxIu9jeq — teddy (@tupacshookur) November 11, 2016 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related…

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WASHINGTON ― No sir, you cannot sue the Senate over its unprecedented obstruction of the president’s Supreme Court nominee. That’s what a federal judge ruled Thursday in  dismissing the case of a New Mexico citizen who sued Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over their refusal to hold a floor vote for Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama’s choice to sit on the high court .

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About 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies , but perhaps their coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, runny nose and other side effects are being inadvertently exacerbated ― by them! In the video above, The Doctors   share three surprising ways you could be making your allergies worse.  1. You’re not wearing your glasses or sunglasses.  Soft contact lenses are permeable and prone to absorb airborne irritants like pollen or smoke, explains Dr. Travis Stork, who suggests wearing glasses or sunglasses to block allergens from getting into your eyes.  Beat Your Allergies  2

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As some in the country continue to come to grips with last week’s presidential election, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered sobering words Tuesday for those who may be wondering how to move forward under a future President Donald Trump . “I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing,” she said Tuesday during a conversation with talk radio host Bill Press , who introduced the topic of the election as the “800-pound gorilla in the room.” The president-elect didn’t come up by name during the hour-long exchange, held in front of an intimate audience at the Old Naval Hospital’s  Hill Center in Washington. But Trump was certainly on everyone’s mind, including Sotomayor, who declined to delve into presidential or transition politics but nonetheless engaged the subject gracefully, as if speaking to the whole nation.

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Arun Kumar deliberately avoids the term “programmatic” when talking about advanced television’s audience targeting potential. “All we’re trying to do is take some of the principals behind programmatic

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We’ve been there, Gracie. Oh how we’ve been there.

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‘How I Escaped From ISIS’

20Nov

Motorcycles and minibuses, fake IDs and frantic calls. This is how a former spy and battlefield commander leaves the Islamic State

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Larry David Returns To SNL As Bernie Sanders

08Nov

Larry David made another surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” when he joined Cecily Strong — playing Rachel Maddow — in the show’s reenactment of this week’s South Carolina Democratic Forum. He reprised his role as Bernie Sanders, pouted lips in tow, asking “What the hell is this tonight?” and telling Maddow that he hates her and everyone else

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