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  2. Paramount Pictures dropped a teaser trailer for its upcoming live-action adaption of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" based on the beloved children's books. View the full article
  3. The “Make Amazon Pay” logo projected onto Amazon’s campus in Hyderabad, India. | Image: Make Amazon Pay campaign An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have launched an online campaign called “Make Amazon Pay,” calling on the tech giant to provide better working conditions for its employees and to reduce its expanding carbon footprint. The protests come just as the New York Times reports that the Seattle-based company has been on a hiring spree this year, expanding its global workforce. “During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar corporation, with CEO Jeff Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth,” the campaign states on its website. “Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as essential workers, and faced threats and intimidation if they... Continue reading… View the full article
  4. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth may all be in different places for the Christmas holiday due to restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. View the full article
  5. A suspect accused of seriously wounding a Chicago cop during a traffic stop claims he panicked after smoking marijuana while driving with a suspended license, prosecutors said. View the full article
  6. Strong winds and low humidity have created prime conditions for wildfire, leading authorities to take extra pecautions. View the full article
  7. The annual SantaCon pub crawl has been canceled this year in the Big Apple due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the full article
  8. While coronavirus vaccine news has dominated recent pandemic coverage, there is an update on the treatment front as well. View the full article
  9. Three people were arrested in Portland after police say they caused “thousands” of dollars worth of damage vandalizing at least 10 businesses in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day, police said. View the full article
  10. Republicans are amping up efforts to retain their Senate majority through a pair of Georgia runoffs that they view as a "firewall" against Democrats' agenda after President Trump lost his reelection bid. View the full article
  11. An anti-inflammatory drug widely used to treat gout and other conditions is the latest to be added to a large-scale trial in the U.K. View the full article
  12. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to speak to representatives "operating legally” there during his meeting with three African Union special envoys trying to end the deadly conflict between federal troops and the region's forces. View the full article
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  14. In a study of 18 men, researchers at the University of Birmingham found that drinking cocoa improved participants’ ability to quickly solve a series of complex mental tests. View the full article
  15. Dyson will invest an additional 2.75bn pound ($3.67 billion) on developing technologies and products over the next five years [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], as the appliances brand pushes deeper into areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and energy storage. From a report: The company founded by billionaire James Dyson and famous for its vacuum cleaners said it intended to double its portfolio of products by 2025 and enter new fields, taking it "beyond the home" for the first time. Although it did not provide any breakdown of the investments, they will be focused in Singapore, where the group controversially decided to move its headquarters last year, as well as the UK and the Philippines. The announcement comes more than a year after Dyson abandoned its ambitious plans to manufacture an electric vehicle from scratch in the Asian city-state. Sir James had hoped that the EV project would redefine his business but, after spending hundreds of millions of pounds, concluded that it was too expensive to compete against established carmakers. Read more of this story at Slashdot. View the full article
  16. Streaming services are giving LGBTQ fans a tidy package of content this holiday season. View the full article
  17. Electric cars are leading the used car price drop for November, making them a potentially good Black Friday deal. View the full article
  18. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didn’t exactly give coach Matt Patricia a big vote of confidence after Thursday afternoon’s loss to the Houston Texans. View the full article
  19. The Dallas Cowboys left fans perplexed when the team ran a fake punt in the fourth quarter from their own 23-yard line. View the full article
  20. A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly setting up a dating profile advertising “free meth tonight” that sent suitors to her romantic rival’s home looking for sex, police said. View the full article
  21. A New Jersey woman was fired by Starbucks for refusing to wear a “Pride” T-shirt because of her religious beliefs, a lawsuit alleges. View the full article
  22. Megalodons, the apex predator of the seas, may have gone extinct more than 3.5 million years ago, but experts may have discovered nurseries of the massive shark all around the world, according to a new study. View the full article
  23. President Trump said Thursday that he would leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, while also promising to keep up with his legal fight. View the full article
  24. A hunter in the Czech Republic suffered a strange encounter with a deer last Friday when the animal managed to abscond with a rifle that was slung over his shoulder. View the full article
  25. Amy Adams and Glenn Close are speaking out in defense of "Hillbilly Elegy," a new film they star in. The movie was recently released on Netflix. View the full article
  26. Video of police officers beating a man in Paris left the president visibly upset, an official says. View the full article
  27. Black Friday is here. You know the deal: it’s the biggest shopping day of the year, followed closely by Cyber Monday, which is happening first thing next week. As you’re expecting, there are some great deals on tech, including TVs, laptops, gadgets, video games, and much more — we have it all below. Unlike most years, the ongoing pandemic saw retailers releasing some of their best Black Friday deals earlier than ever, giving shoppers more opportunities to snag gifts. With that, a few deals might look a little familiar, but we’ve aimed to put in just as many brand-new deals that are hitting for the first time. We’ll be doing our best to keep this post updated during Black Friday, and through the weekend so that you can be certain that... Continue reading… View the full article
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