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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. 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 2.43 million copies in a little more than three days. Check out the rest of the top 10 fastest-selling albums in America.

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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.

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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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Russian jet crashes after being shot down by Turkey

Video of a Russian plane crashing on the Syrian-Turkey border on Tuesday.

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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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Spiders invade North Memphis neighborhood in

Residents in a North Memphis, Tennessee, neighborhood are being invaded by millions of spiders.

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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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On this day: November 24

Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species," Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, D. B. Cooper leaps from a plane, and Freddie Mercury dies, all on this day.

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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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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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On this day: November 23

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and "Three Men and a Baby" cleans up at the box office, all on this day.

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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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On this day: November 22

A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.

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Celebrity weddings of 2015

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

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On this day: November 21

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.


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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On this day: November 20

The Nuremberg Trials begin, Princess Elizabeth gets married, "Terms of Endearment" premieres in New York City, Windows 1.0 is released, and Michael Jackson is arrested, all on this day.

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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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On this day: November 19

Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, Ford discontinues the Edsel, Rocky and Bullwinkle make their debut, Milli Vanilli lose their Grammy, and the first Wii goes on sale, all on this day.

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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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On this day: November 18

William Tell shows off his archery skills, railroads create the first time zones, Mickey Mouse hits theaters in "Steamboat Willie," and Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide, all on this day.

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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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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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U.S. education fast facts map

This week is national education week.  This week honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to.  Learn a few things about school yourself.  Check out how schools in your state compare to others around the country.

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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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On this day: November 17

The Elizabethan era begins, Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C., the computer mouse is patented, John Lennon releases his final album, and "Twilight" premieres, all on this day.

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