November 29, 2020
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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Shoppers pass an Indigo Friday 40% Off sign Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead

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Hospice providers merge to increase capacity in NC foothills

City of Charlotte skyline. For the North State Journal | Eamon Queeney SHELBY — Hospice Cleveland County and Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region last week announced they have joined forces to form a single organization with greater capacity to provide comprehensive and compassionate

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Ancient Greek god’s bust found during Athens sewage work

In this undated photo, provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, a head of the ancient god Hermes is pictured after being found during sewage works in central Athens. The ministry said Sunday that the head,

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Clemson-FSU postponed, Duke-Wake won’t be made up

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence missed two games earlier this season after testing positive for COVID-19 (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File) The game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff Saturday when medical personnel from

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VP Mike Pence comes to Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. Perdue and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff are in a runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia. (AP Photo/Brynn

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Target gains steam heading into crucial holiday season

FILE – In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a customer wearing a mask carries his purchases as he leaves a Target store during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Target is the latest big U.S.

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Uncertainty reigns for Hornets at No. 3 spot in draft

Memphis center James Wiseman is one of three players — along with guards LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards — who will be available to select when the Hornets pick third overall in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. (Craig Mitchelldyer / AP Photo) The

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Study suggests video games can help mental health

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to

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900 reported arrested in Belarus protests

Belarusian riot police detain a demonstrator during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. A Belarusian human rights group says more than 500 people have been arrested in protests around