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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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What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama announced an executive action Thursday that implements major changes to the country's immigration policies. Click on to find out more about the changes.

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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.

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Boost your immunity -- naturally

Cold and flu season is here. Find out how you can naturally boost your immunity and keep those germs away.

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Celebrities who are out and proud

Country star Ty Herndon See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

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Graco stroller recall in pictures

Graco has recalled 11 of its strollers due to fingertip amputation hazards. Check out which models are affected.

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Historic snowfall buries parts of New York

Areas of upstate New York are buried under more than 6 feet of snow -- and more is on its way.

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Immigration in America: A history

With the president set to unveil a major immigration plan tonight, look back at the tumultuous history of this issue in America.

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States with the coldest winters

Much of the nation is shivering under a blast of arctic air. But where are winters the coldest?

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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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Deadly school shootings in U.S. history

Look back at major school shootings in U.S. history.

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Store closings in 2014

Staples says it's closing 170 stores, the latest in a slew of store closings in 2014.

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Meet People's new 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Actor Chris Hemsworth is People's new "Sexiest Man Alive." Take a look at other past winners.

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States with the most undocumented immigrants

The immigration debate is heating up again. Find out which states are home to the most undocumented immigrants, according to the latest data available.

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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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Oxford's 2014 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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NFL players in trouble with the law

Adrian Peterson has been suspended for the rest of the NFL season over his child abuse case. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

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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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10 big sugar shockers

Sugar is in just about everything these days, but these 10 foods are truly sugar shockers.

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States with the most homeless children

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high of 2.5 million. Find out where kids are suffering most.

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Americans detained abroad

U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig is the latest hostage to be beheaded by the militant group ISIS. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad and their fates.

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12 things to know about Pope Francis

Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States as pontiff next September. Here are 12 interesting facts about this non-conformist leader of the Catholic Church.

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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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Little known origins of common household items

Have you ever thought about where aluminum foil came from? How about pizza boxes? Take a look at the little known origins of common household items.

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10 ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Anticipating a lot of leftovers after next week's Thanksgiving feast? Click here for 10 tips on what to do with that extra food.

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On this day: November 16

Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Luke and Laura get married, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.

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On this day: November 15

Sherman begins his march to the sea, FDR lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial, Elvis Presley makes his movie debut, and Joey Buttafuoco heads to jail, all on this day.

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Mob movie central quiz

Take this quiz or sleep with the fishes!

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History quiz: Sending out an SOS

What happened on this day in history?

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Birthday quiz: Scream queen

Be really careful with the cake knife ...

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Famous celebrity feuds

From Lorde and Diplo to Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber, check out some of the most notable celebrity feuds.

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Who is ISIS?

Analysts tell CNN it is too early to say ISIS has "peaked," but the first signs are emerging that a combination of coalition airstrikes and more assertive Iraqi and Kurdish forces are forcing ISIS to change its behavior. Learn more about the group.

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Famous first tweets

Singer Garth Brooks joined Twitter this week. Check out what he had to say and other famous first tweets.

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Affordable Care Act 2.0: What you need to know

Starting Nov. 15, consumers who currently have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's federal or state online marketplaces can re-enroll or sign up for the first time. Take a look at what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act.

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20 smartest celebrities on Twitter

Rev Run of the legendary rap trio Run DMC turns 50 today. He's also among the smartest celebrities on Twitter, according to a new (and very tongue-in-cheek) analysis.

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On this day: November 14

America's first library opens, a plane crash kills most of the Marshall University football team, Princess Anne marries a commoner, and Michael Jackson premieres his "Black or White" video, all on this day.

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Craziest truck spills

From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.

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States with the most job growth

With hiring up and unemployment continuing to fall, find out which states have the most potential for job growth in the next year.

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Weirdest Guinness world records

From the most people wearing sunglasses at the same time to the world's largest pillow fight, take a look at some of the weirdest world records.

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Most ridiculous celebrity name changes

Happy 35th birthday to ex-NBA player Metta World Peace, who recently changed his name again to The Panda's Friend. Check out these other ridiculous celebrity name changes.

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On this day: November 13

The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.

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The Rosetta comet mission in pictures

Take a look at the European Space Agency's historic mission to land a spaceraft on the surface of a comet.

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Celebrity breakups of 2014

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

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10 most popular pizza toppings

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

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Thanksgiving hours for major retailers

Black Friday is nearly here, although it should be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year. Check out store hours and the history behind America's shopping "holiday."

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Coldest U.S. temperatures on record

Much of the country is shivering under record-breaking cold. But temperatures are still nowhere near the coldest on record.

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On this day: November 12

The Loch Ness Monster smiles for the camera -- sort of, Ellis Island closes, actor William Holden passes away, and Madonna releases "Like a Virgin," all on this day.

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Songs you won't believe are 30 years old

Thirty years ago saw the release of some iconic albums, including Madonna's "Like a Virgin," which was released on Nov. 12, 1984. Check out the best-selling hits from that year.

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Nation remembers vets on Veterans Day

The nation paused Tuesday to honor and remember those who have served our country in Veterans Day ceremonies across America.

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