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Occupy LA rejects last-ditch plea to leave City Hall

Los Angeles Times -
Occupy LA participants on Sunday rejected a city official's midday plea to move their political activism indoors and depart the park space that encircles Los Angeles City Hall.
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Weekend Holiday Sales Raise Hopes

Wall Street Journal -
Retailers were cheered that their mix of deep discounts, early openings and website investment produced a strong start to the holiday season.

Arab League Approves Sanctions Against Syria

Voice of America -
November 27, 2011 Arab League Approves Sanctions Against Syria Edward Yeranian | Cairo Arab League foreign ministers, meeting in Cairo, agreed Sunday to impose a series of biting economic sanctions on Syria, after Damascus failed to accept an Arab plan ...

Syracuse fires assistant basketball coach Fine

USA Today -
SYRACUSE, NY (AP) - Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” held No. 1 spot at box office over ...

New York Daily News -
The latest “Twilight” movie has plenty of daylight left with a second-straight win at the weekend box office. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” raked in $42 million over the three-day weekend and $62.3 million in the five days since ...

Catholic Church Uses New Translation of Mass, Bound to the Original Latin

New York Times -
Jayme Cashman-Prokop, left, followed the new liturgy during a Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday. She attended the service with her husband, Gilbert, and their children.

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For a boy on the streets of Cairo, revolution is his only hope

Los Angeles Times -
Hosni Mubarak's ouster has done nothing to change the plight of Ibrahim Shaban -- and many others among Egypt's 3 million homeless children.

Pakistan border closure will have little effect on Nato's Afghanistan campaign

The Guardian -
Pakistan's government once had the power to bring Nato's war machine to a shuddering halt through its control of a key route into landlocked Afghanistan.

Violence Hits Congo Elections

Wall Street Journal -
KINSHASA, Congo—On the eve of a national election already marred by violence, sub saharan Africa's largest and least developed nation is on the edge, threatening another setback to a continent that has struggled with democracy.

In Russia, Evidence Of Misstep On Putin

New York Times -
Vladimir V. Putin spoke to delegates at the United Russia Congress in Moscow on Sunday. By ELLEN BARRY MOSCOW - Two months after Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin revealed his intention to reclaim the Russian presidency, he returned on Sunday to the ...

As N-fire rages, Iran MPs vote to expel UK envoy

Times of India -
AP | Nov 28, 2011, 05.54AM IST TEHRAN: Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to reduce diplomatic relations with Britain, with one lawmaker warning that Iranians angered by London's latest sanctions could storm the British embassy as they did to the US ...

Newt Gingrich wins key endorsement in New Hampshire

USA Today -
WASHINGTON —The New HampshireUnion Leader's endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday boosts the candidate, who has already seen a steady rise in the polls.

Teen tweeter won't apologize to Kan. governor

The Associated Press -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said Sunday that she is rejecting her high school principal's demand for a written apology.

Wisconsin governor campaigning early to keep job

The Associated Press -
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may not face a recall vote until next summer, but he's already campaigning to keep his job in the face of a major challenge by organized labor and the Democratic Party.

Holiday shoppers ring up higher sales on Black Friday weekend

Los Angeles Times -
Heavy promotions and early opening times by retailers draw a swarm of shoppers to malls. They spent an estimated $52.4 billion during the four-day weekend, up from $45 billion last year, the National Retail Federation says.

Asia Stocks, U.S. Futures Rally on Italy

Bloomberg -
The IMF is preparing a 600 billion euro ($794 billion) loan for Italy in case the debt burden worsens, La Stampa reported. The IMF is preparing a 600 billion euro ($794 billion) loan for Italy in case the ...

Europe's Leaders Pursue New Pact

Wall Street Journal -
BERLIN—Euro-zone leaders are negotiating a potentially groundbreaking fiscal pact aimed at preventing the currency bloc from fracturing by tethering its members even closer together.

Rio to Boost Capital Spending to $14 Billion Next Year

Bloomberg -
The Tom Price pit at Rio Tinto Group's Pilbara iron ore mine in Western Australia. Iron ore supply needs to grow by 100 million tons a year for each of the next eight years to meet demand, Rio said.

Asset Sale May Be Next For AT&T

New York Times -
Rethink possible. That is both AT&T's marketing slogan and an apt summary of the challenges it faces now that its planned $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA looks increasingly doubtful.

Best Buy: TVs, consoles, tablets sell big on Black Friday

Christian Science Monitor -
Best Buy in Burbank, Calif., draws 1500 shoppers at midnight. They scoop up Microsoft XBox, e-readers, printers, laptops, and tablets, suggesting a 25 percent boost in annual sales for this Best Buy.

Christian Bale hanging up his Batman cape: report

Reuters -
Actors Christian Bale (L) and Morgan Freeman attend a news conference for their upcoming film “Batman: The Dark Knight” in Hong Kong, November 9, 2007.

Miley Cyrus -- Calls Herself a 'Stoner' and a 'Pothead' -
Miley Cyrus talked her way out of the bong scandal by saying she smoked salvia -- but at her birthday party last week, she seemingly admitted to a room full of people ... she's a major pothead. In a video obtained by The Daily, Miley gets on the mic ...

Winners, losers of (tentative) new CBA -
Two things are impossible when compiling a list of the likely winners and losers in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement -- oops, make that tentative out-of-court settlement between the owners and the players.

Tim Tebow and Broncos beat Chargers in OT; Raiders edge Bears with six field goals

Los Angeles Times -
Matt Leinart injures shoulderin 20-13 victory over Jaguars; Jets get 28-24 win over Bills in a wild finish. Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow runs through the tackle of Chargers defensive lineman Antonio Garay for a big gain late in the second quarter ...

Texans win, but Leinart injury spells trouble ahead; more Snaps -
It was bad enough for the Texans to lose Matt Schaub for the year. But after losing backup Matt Leinart, likely for the season as well, Houston's road to the Super Bowl got a lot harder.

Kyle Orton inactive for Chiefs

AP KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Kyle Orton is inactive for the Chiefs' game against Pittsburgh on Sunday night after getting claimed off waivers from Denver earlier this week.

Sanchez, Jets remain relevant with late drive -
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Knocking the New York Jets is easy. Knocking them out of playoff contention is much tougher. The Jets (6-5) escaped Sunday with a 28-24 victory over the Bills that wasn't pretty.

NASA Launches Sophisticated Rover on Journey to Mars

New York Times -
A rendering of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, known as Curiosity, on the surface of Mars. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

As UN climate talks get underway in South Africa, local strategies are ...

Washington Post -
The officials from around the world who will gather in South Africa on Monday to convene the latest round of UN climate negotiations are facing an uncomfortable fact: The global pact that has dictated greenhouse-gas targets since 1997 may no longer be ...

CDC: Four drugs responsible for majority of visits to ER

The State Column -
The study, by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, singles out four drugs and drug classes - warfarin, oral antiplatelet medications, insulins, and oral hypoglycemic agents.

BMX riders don't let diabetes slow them down

Tulsa World -
BMX racers Matt Neal of Mesa, Ariz., (front) and Chad Wells of Parker, Colo., both with Team Type 1, rest in their pit area amid bikes used by their team.

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