University of Massachusetts Cuts Ties to Cosby
University of Massachusetts cuts ties to alumnus Bill Cosby amid sexual assault allegations

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Court case pushed by think tank could leave uninsured out in the cold
Supreme Court case backed by think tank hinges on single sentence in Affordable Care Act.

Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show
The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians?
JAKARTA (Reuters) - From flying economy class to making surprise visits to street markets and poor neighbourhoods, the leadership style of new Indonesian President Joko Widodo is proving very different to his predecessors, who were often seen as stiff and aloof.

Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving - San Francisco Chronicle

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Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
San Francisco Chronicle
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, shoppers ride an escalator at the Times Square Toys R' Us, in New York. Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new ...
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How to find your purpose -- and live it
Certain people exude such a powerful presence that they can absolutely captivate you within the very first moment of meeting them.