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Worried About The Flu Shot? Let's Separate Fact From Fiction

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:58pm

If you've ever wondered if the flu shot can give you the flu, you're not alone. We fact check the most common flu myths for you, and provide the lowdown on this year's vaccine.

Water Park Owner Chains Himself To Slide To Protest Auction

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:52pm

"If this doesn't work and it goes to auction and I lose everything, I'll still be able to spend the rest of my days saying I tried my best."

Ferguson: One Year Later

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:45pm

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

Airport, Train Station Security Tightened Amid Travel Rush

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:40pm

Bart Jansen of USA Today explains how security is being beefed up and what effect that could have on holiday travel.

WATCH: Teen Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time, Fellow 'Speed Cubers' Go Wild

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:39pm

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter unmixed a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in 4.904 seconds, setting a new world record and becoming the first person to break the 5-second mark for solving the puzzle.

Friendsgiving: The Best Fall Holiday?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:33pm

It has all the trappings of a standard holiday-season gathering, with one notable absence: blood relatives.

'Welcome To Night Vale' Goes From Podcast To Page

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:20pm

The popular podcast, presented as a radio broadcast from a weird desert town, has been adapted into a new novel.

Why Oil Prices Rose After Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:12pm

Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America explains why oil prices rose on the news of the fighter jet being shot down by Turkey.

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:06pm

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

15-Year-Old Boy Is Liberia's First Ebola-Related Fatality Since July

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:58am

Liberian officials announced a resurgence of the disease last week. Two of the boy's family members reportedly also have tested positive for the disease.

First Major Virtual Reality Headset Is Now On Sale

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:52am

Kurt Wagner of Re/code reviews Samsung's Gear VR and what it means for the virtual reality industry.

Belgium's Counterterrorism Weaknesses

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:40am

Politico's Ryan Heath discusses the security challenges Belgium is facing and how Brussels became a breeding ground for terrorists.

A New Way To Measure Taste: The Electronic Tongue

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:33am

Food scientists at Washington State University have an unusual new partner to help them evaluate drinks, medicines and sweeteners.

Sam Sifton's Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:20am

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

Chicago Braces For Black Lives Matter Protests

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:12am

City officials plan to release video of the police shooting last year of African-American 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter Jet, Increasing Tensions

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:06am

Russian officials dispute Turkey's claim that the fighter jet strayed from the Syrian side of the border into Turkey.

Common ADHD Medications Do Indeed Disturb Children's Sleep

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:05am

There's been plenty of disagreement over whether stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD interfere with children's sleep. A review of studies finds the drugs make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

New Mix: Missy Elliot, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PWR BTTM And More

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:55am

This week we have new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the glorious return of Missy Elliott, a cut from PWR BTTM and more songs that will make you smile.

Why Would Turkey Shoot Down A Russian Plane?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:53am

Both countries oppose the Islamic State, but they have different goals in Syria and have been eyeing each other warily since Russia's military intervened recently.

A Pope's Visit May Bring Hope But Does It Also Bring Change?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:47am

During a papal visit, the media swarm and security is intense. He speaks of issues that face the country. After he goes, is there any lasting legacy?




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