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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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Celeb vegetarians who won't be eating turkey this Thanksgiving

As you carve into the Thanksgiving turkey this year, here are some celebrity vegetarians that most likely won't be joining you.


Thanksgiving Day fast facts

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.


What to know: Laquan McDonald case

Protesters took to the streets of Chicago after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Here is what you need to know about the case. via CNN

Top 10 fastest-selling albums

Adele's "25" has topped the 15-year-old single-week sales record set by *NSYNC's "No Strings Attached," selling more than 2.5 million copies since its Friday release. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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2015 Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.

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Paris terror attacks: What we know

The Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people continued to prompt raids and arrests in Europe and airstrikes in Syria.


Holiday foods to keep away from pets

Thanksgiving is all about friends and family -- and food, of course -- but there are some goodies you need to keep away from pets.

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Where are 'Married... with Children' stars today?

With Christina Applegate celebrating her 44th birthday on Wednesday, join us for a look at where she and her "Married… with Children" co-stars are today.

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Recent controversial police encounters

Here is a timeline of recent controversial incidents involving law enforcement officials and civilians.

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Notable food recalls

Health investigators say a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Here are some other recent food recalls.

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Jamar Clark unrest: What to know

Minneapolis man Jamar Clark, 24, was shot by police and died of gunshot wounds to the head Nov. 16, 2015. Here's what to know about the controversial shooting.

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Clock boy: What to know

The family of Ahmed Mohamed (aka "clock boy"), who made national headlines when he was detained and placed in handcuffs for bringing a homemade clock to school, is now threatening to sue the city of Irving, Texas. Here's the latest.

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Portraits of the Paris victims

They were concertgoers and football fans, students, teachers, journalists, architects and lawyers. Portraits of the 129 killed and 352 wounded in deadly attacks at six sites in Paris are beginning to emerge.

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Tips for braving stormy holiday travel

AAA estimates that 3.6 million people will be flying this Thanksgiving, and close to 42 million will be on the roads. With all those people traveling, stormy weather could make for huge delays and headaches. Follow these tips from CNN for (hopefully) calm travels this holiday week.

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Celebrity bad hair days

Think you're the only one having a bad hair day? You're not alone. There are plenty of celebrities that have had them, too.

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2015 American Music Awards

With some of music's biggest and brightest stars taking the stage for the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday night, check out all the action.

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Donald Trump's most provocative quotes

Since announcing his presidential campaign in June, Donald Trump has made headlines with a series of provocative quotes and comments. Check out some of the most notable, as compiled and transcribed by and other sources.

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2015's biggest mergers and acquisitions

Check out some of 2015's biggest mergers and acquisitions.

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Best states for children's well-being

With Thanksgiving week marking National Family Week, take a look at which 25 states are tops when it comes to children's well-being, according to the 2015 Kids Count report.

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Miley Cyrus through the years

With the twerking aficionado formerly known as Hannah Montana celebrating her 23rd birthday on Nov. 23, join us for a look back at Miley Cyrus' career so far.

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Celebrity weddings of 2015

Here comes the (celebrity) bride! Take a look at the notable celebrity weddings of 2015.


Mali hotel attack

Assailants with guns blazing attacked a hotel hosting diplomats and others in Mali's capital on Friday morning, leaving at least 10 people dead and trapping dozens in the building for hours, officials in the West African nation said.

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Meet the dogs that smell cancer

Dogs have a second smelling device in the back of their noses called Jacobson's organ. That double smelling system allows trained dogs to detect cancer's unique odors, called volatile organic compounds.


Joe Biden's goofiest moments

Here's a look back at some of Vice President Joe Biden's more memorable moments.

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New flag for New Zealand

New Zealand is choosing among several finalists to face off against its current flag in a poll next year. Here are the five finalists.

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Celebrities who have adopted

We often hear the names Angelina Jolie and Madonna when it comes to celebrity adoptions, but several other stars have adopted children, too. In honor of National Adoption Day on Saturday, here's a look at some of them.

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15 things your feet say about your health

Pay attention if your feet are sending you any of these 15 warning signs.


Highest grossing movies based on books

As "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" opens in theaters, consider where it may ultimately end up on this list of the 30 top-grossing movies adapted from books.

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2015 MLB season award winners

With Thursday's announcement of Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson as the the National League and American League MVPs, take a look at the other 2015 MLB season award winners announced so far this offseason.

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Jared Fogle case: What to know

Jared Fogle, the longtime former pitchman for Subway, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography and crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors.


WATCH releases 2015 '10 Worst Toys' list

World Against Toys Causing Harm has released its annual 10 Worst Toys list. Take a look at what made the list this year.

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Feuds between politicians, musicians

On Nov. 19, Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan, co-writer of "Eye of the Tiger," filed suit against Mike Huckabee for using the song without first getting permission. Click through for more kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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Smoking in America: Fast facts

With Thursday marking the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event, take a look at these facts about cigarette smoking in the U.S.

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Greatest TV characters you never saw

Some of the greatest TV characters in the history of television never appeared on the screen. Take a look at the some of the greatest TV characters you never saw.

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States with the most smokers

Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout, with the American Cancer Society challenging people to stop using tobacco. Check out where people still smoke the most in the United States.

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Songs written about famous people

With Carly Simon revealing to People magazine that the second verse of "You're So Vain" is about Warren Beatty, but staying mum on the men who inspired the other two verses of the song, take a look at some other songs famously inspired by people.

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2016 race: Who's running and who's out

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he was dropping out of the presidential race on Nov 18. See who else is running and who has dropped out.


Past and present: People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

David Beckham was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive." Take a look back at some of the past winners.

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Police conduct major raid in Paris suburb

Police conducted a major operation in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis Wednesday morning involving suspects linked to the deadly attacks in the French capital five days ago. Here are some images from that police operation.

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Toys 'R' Us 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List

Not sure what to get your kids for Christmas? Toys 'R' Us has a few ideas with its annual selections for the 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List.

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Where are 'Dynasty' stars today?

With Linda Evans, the star of the '80s primetime soap "Dynasty," turning 73 on Wednesday, join us for a look at where she and the rest of her former costars are today.

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Celebrities who have battled HIV/AIDs

Charlie Sheen, who revealed his HIV-positive diagnosis on the "Today" show Tuesday, is hardly the first celebrity to announce such a diagnosis.

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Oxford's 2015 words of the year

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, as well as other contenders and past winners.

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Celebrities who have fallen from grace

Few celebrities can contend with Charlie Sheen when it comes to spectacular public meltdowns. Take a look at Sheen other stars who have fallen from grace.


Paris attackers: What's known

French authorities are carrying out raids across the country to rein in the network responsible for orchestrating Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people. Here's what is known thus far.

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States where the most people go hungry

With this week marking National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we're reminded that hunger remains a big problem in America. Here's a look at the states where the most people go hungry.

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Before they were famous: Celebrity commercials

Not everybody starts at the top, and that includes celebrities. In that spirit, click on to see 30 commercials featuring some of your favorite TV and movie stars before they were famous.

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World reacts after Paris attacks

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, buildings in cities across the globe were lit up in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag in a show of solidarity and support.

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Who is ISIS?

ISIS-affiliated attackers killed at least 129 people in Paris Friday in coordinated attacks at six locations throughout the city. The attacks set off police raids, arrests and other detentions in France, airstrikes in Syria against ISIS and condemnation around the world. Here's more info on ISIS and a timeline of ISIS-related incidents.

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Reality TV stars who have passed away

"Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" star Vincent "Uncle Vito" Margera, who died Sunday at age 59, is just the latest of several reality TV stars to have passed away.

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All in the family: Celebrity siblings

Some family trees are lucky enough to have not only one celebrity, but several. Take a look at some famous celebrity siblings, including birthday girl Maggie Gyllenhaal and her brother Jake.

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Easy ways to reduce your heating bill

Heating season is here in many parts of the country, and some bills are expected to be higher this year. Here are some easy ways you can save money.

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Where are 'Cosby Show' stars today?

With Lisa Bonet, better known to many as Denise Huxtable to a generation of TV viewers, celebrating her 48th birthday on Monday, join us for a look at what she and her "Cosby Show" co-stars are up to today.

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Top-grossing movies of all time

Take a look at Box Office Mojo's list of the top 20 highest-grossing movies worldwide.


'Odd Day' and other odd dates

With Friday marking "Odd Day," the last day with consecutive odd integers (11/13/15) this century, here are some other intriguing dates that have been the source of fascination and speculation.

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Biggest sports scandals of all time

Allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics is just the latest scandal to hit the world of sports. From questionable wins to murder, here's a look at sports scandals that shocked the world.

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5 forgotten Facebook apps

Social media giant Facebook has launched several new apps over the past few years that are mostly discarded and forgotten. Here's a look at some of the long-forgotten apps Facebook has produced.

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Who was James Foley?

James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a "martyr for freedom." The man believed to have executed Foley, "Jihadi John," is now believed dead.

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Can you guess celebrities' real names?

There are many stars better known by their stage names, including 60-year-old birthday actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, but who were they born as? Find out their real names in our slideshow.


Friday the 13th and other superstitions

Today is Friday the 13th, the last of three we've seen in 2015. Check out some of the most common superstitions.


7 steps to a healthier heart

The American Heart Association created "Life's Simple 7" to help motivate people to live healthier. Here are seven steps to getting a healthier heart.

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Female stars who've rocked short haircuts

"Nashville" actress Clare Bowen is just the latest female celebrity to rock a short hairdo. Check out the touching reason behind her new pixie cut and take look at other stars who have chopped off their long locks at one time or another.

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Affairs to remember: High-profile cheating

With recent reports alleging that Gavin Rossdale cheated on Gwen Stefani with the couple's nanny, leading to their breakup, take a look at other high-profile celebrity affairs.


10 most popular pizza toppings

Today is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day! Check out Americans' favorite pizza toppings.

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Now and then: '60s and '70s rockers

With rock icon Neil Young celebrating his 70th birthday Thursday, click on to see how he and other rockers from the 1960s and 1970s have aged over the years.


Which car rental customers are most satisfied?

With J.D. Power releasing its 2015 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study on Wednesday, check out which car rental chains have the most satisfied customers.

Veterans Day: By the numbers

It's Veterans Day. Take a look at some facts and figures about veterans taken from the most recent U.S. Census, which is based on data collected in 2014.

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Celebrities who served in the military

Many celebrities have served in the military over the years. In honor of Veterans Day, take a look at who served in what branch.

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Veterans Day 2015 deals and freebies

Businesses across the nation are thanking veterans with freebies and deals on Veterans Day, which is Wednesday, Nov. 11. Check out just some of the deals active and retired military members can get this year.

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Republicans debate in Milwaukee

GOP candidates in both the "undercard" debate and the main event faced off in Milwaukee Tuesday night.


Best employers for veterans

As we commemorate Veterans Day on Wednesday, take a look at some of the larger, more well-known companies that made Civilian Job News' 2015 list of the best employers for veterans.

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Things to watch at Tuesday's GOP debate

For the first time this cycle, Tuesday's prime-time Republican debate in Milwaukee will feature just eight candidates from the unusually large field. Here are six things to watch. capeta

Most annoying in-flight behaviors

Expedia surveyed 1,019 Americans on what they considered the most annoying in-flight behavior. Find out which behavior topped the 2015 Airplane Etiquette Study.


Top 10 germ-infested spots

Some nasty germs like to hide in plain sight. Discover the top 10 germ-hiding spots in your house and elsewhere.

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Country music's hottest divas

Miranda Lambert, who turns 32 on Tuesday, is just one of the many hot country divas who have added some sizzle to country music. Take a look at Lambert and some of her fellow female country stars.

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Celebrities who battled addiction and won

While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending. Here's a look at some stars who have fought addictions and won.


Which countries work the longest hours?

As you trudge back to work Monday morning with a full week ahead of you, take solace in the knowledge that some other countries are putting in much longer work weeks.


5 disturbing parasites to worry about

In addition to the tapeworm that nearly killed a California man this week, there are at least four more equally disturbing parasites to worry about.

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For your eyes only: James Bond theme songs

Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" from the new James Bond movie "Spectre" is just the latest song joining the ranks of 007's most famous anthems. Check out which other stars have tackled Bond theme songs over the years.

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Bond Girls through the years

With "Spectre," the latest James Bond movie, opening in theaters Friday, join us for a look back at some of the memorable women in 007's life over the years, including the latest "Bond girls."

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2015 Toy Hall of Fame inductees

On Thursday, the puppet, the board game Twister and the Super Soaker became the latest inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Red-hot redheaded celebrity women

Actress Emma Stone, who celebrates her 27th birthday on Friday, is just one of our favorite carrot-top women. Check out some more in this slideshow.

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'Binge-watch,' 'dadbod' among words of year

UK-based dictionary Collins has selected "binge-watch" as its word of the year, saying that its usage has tripled in the past year. Click on to see which other words also made their finalists and their definitions.

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Highlights from 49th annual CMA Awards

Look back at some of the highlights and exciting moments from the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night in Nashville.


8 foods that age your skin faster

With November marking Healthy Skin Month, take a look at what foods (and drinks) may be prematurely aging your skin, according to Yahoo! Beauty and nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear.

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Guess the celebrity mustache

In honor of "Movember," see how many of these celebrities you can identify by their mustaches.

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World's most powerful people

Forbes has released the 2015 edition of its annual ranking of the world's most powerful people. Take a look at who topped this year's list.


Illinois officer's body found: Timeline

Authorities in Illinois said Officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz conducted a "carefully staged suicide." Here is timeline of events into the investigation of his death.


State-by-state look at marijuana laws

Ohio residents voted against a measure on Nov. 3 that would have made both medicinal and recreational marijuana legal. Take a look at which states currently allow marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes.

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Where are 'Night Court' stars today?

With "Night Court" star Markie Post celebrating her 65th birthday on Wednesday, see what she and her former co-stars are up to today.


25 ways you're ruining your metabolism

If you find yourself dragging as you go through your day or stymied in your attempts to drop those last few pounds, you may just be doing one of these 25 things to ruin your metabolism.

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Where are 'Saved by the Bell' stars today?

Tuesday marked 25 years since viewers first witnessed Jessie Spano's infamous caffeine pill meltdown on "Saved by the Bell." To commemorate the occasion, we're so excited -- and so scared -- to bring you this look at where the show's cast is today.

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Latest in Cosby sex scandal

A court granted a motion Monday allowing for Bill Cosby and his former attorney to be deposed as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by model Janice Dickinson. Here is a timeline of accusations made against the comedian.

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Celebrity Scientologists

With former Scientologist Leah Remini's tell-all book "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology" now out, check out which celebrities are Scientologists.

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Oscar Pistorius trial timeline

Prosecutors in South Africa are trying to convince a panel of judges that Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death on Valentine's Day 2013. Here's a timeline in the case against the former Olympic athlete.

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Timeline: Russian plane crashes in Egypt

The Russian passenger jet that crashed over Sinai, Egypt, was brought down by a bomb estimated to contain 2.2 pounds of explosives, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service said.

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Where are 'Roseanne' stars today?

In honor of Roseanne Barr's 63rd birthday on Tuesday, click on to see what she and the rest of her "Roseanne" co-stars are up to today.


America's 25 most beard-friendly cities

Whether you're growing a mustache in honor of "Movember" or letting your beard grow out to celebrate "No-Shave November," check out which U.S. cities love facial hair the most.