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Friday, November 28, 2014

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November 28, 2014
The biggest shopping day of the year has taken on a whole new meaning in Colorado now that recreational marijuana stores are legal. Abby Haglage reports on all the deals—from $1 joints to holiday-themed edibles.

U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria have, at long last, made some gains, capturing multiple towns from government forces just south of Damascus. The rebels reportedly include those who graduated from a relatively new CIA training program based in Jordan. The group, called Friends of Syria, is backed by Jordan, France, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, in northern Syria, U.S.-backed rebels have wilted in the face of attacks by Islamic militants. However, it should be noted that the U.S.-backed rebels in the south have achieved success while working with fighters from al Qaeda's Syria branch.


A blood and saliva test that promises to deliver results about Ebola in 15 minutes is coming to Guinea for trials. The project uses a "mobile suitcase laboratory" that is solar-powered and can be used at room temperature (usually, dedicated laboratories process tests because certain components need to be kept at very low temperatures). Patients in Conakry, Guinea, will be given the new, faster test alongside the proven method so that results may be compared. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust medical charity and Britain's Department for International Development.

Half of Americans (and 77 percent of evangelicals) in one new survey said they believe natural disasters are signs not of climate change but of the 'end times.' Jay Michelson on how religious beliefs are fueling climate denial.

Real World: New Orleans star Ryan Knight has died, according to TMZ, which cites Knight's friends as sources. The 29-year-old former hockey player was reportedly found dead Thursday morning after a night out with friends on Wednesday. Another Real World star, Diem Brown, 32, passed away this month after a battle with cancer.

Right-Wing 'Terrorist' Soldier Made Bomb
British Army soldier had Nazi videos.
UN to U.S.: Look Into Police Brutality
Torture panel issued statement Friday.
Man Shoots Up Austin Police HQ
Fatally shot by police.
Largest Animal-Sacrifice Festival Starts
200,000 creatures killed in 2009.
Pope Francis in Turkey Urges Solidarity
Urges aid for refugees.

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