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Brisbane slammed by super storm with massive hail: 'The worst since 1985' — Brisbane, Australia, was slammed on Thursday by a massive storm that brought high winds, golf-ball sized hail and left more than 75,000 residents without power. "This has been a ferocious storm, arguably the worst since 1985 for this city," Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said, noting that there were no reports of deaths or any serious injuries.

Ferguson shooting eyewitness accounts: 5 questions they answered — After poring over evidence, hearing eyewitness testimonies for months, 12 jurors deliberated for two days before voting to not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence that was presented to the grand jury, including more than 20 eyewitness accounts of the shooting.

Live updates: Winter storm threatens Thanksgiving travel — View the story "Thanksgiving Weather Live Updates" on Storify] Storified by Mashable · Tue, Nov 25 2014 23:27:17 The National Weather Service's Philadelphia/Mount Holly offices created a combination snowfall map that includes the latest information from surrounding offices, and it shows that northern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania and southeastern New York will get the brunt of the storm.

Live updates: Ferguson grand jury reaches a decision — Mashable covers the reaction to the grand jury decision for Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

Chuck Hagel's two-year career in 20 photos — Secretary of State Chuck Hagel stepped down from his post on Monday after two weeks of back-and-forth meetings with President Obama, who reportedly requested Hagel's resignation on Friday. "Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary secretary of defense," Obama said at a press conference on Monday.

Ferguson protesters and police agree on limited 'rules of engagement' — St. Louis County officials said on Friday they would honor some, though not all, of the Ferguson protesters' proposed " rules of engagement" for police interactions during demonstrations that may come with the impending grand jury decision there.

Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry — President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most - No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry. The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. when he suddenly realized he'd forgotten his super-secure, NSA-developed smartphone.

President Obama's White House immigration address — President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. ET from the White House, when he plans to inform the country that he will go ahead with a series of executive actions that will change the nation's immigration system. Under the expected executive actions, around four million unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the U.S.

Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prison — The last time Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhhshan sent a tweet, Twitter had just 3.5 million monthly users, Facebook was closing in on MySpace and President Obama was still just a senator from Illinois. That was Oct. 23, 2008: is hanging out in Tehran, frustrated by slow internet connection, but generally impressed.

You're probably not an alcoholic, study says — A majority of Americans who drink too much booze are not, in fact, classifiable as alcoholics, a government study says. The study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), finds that while one in three adults are binge-drinking tipplers, nine in ten of those adults are not full-blown alcohol dependent.
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Nov 27, 2014

@brianstelter and then that the media is intentionally ignoring it...

Nov 27, 2014

Hey #stoptheparade ppl sharing this image. It's not from NYC today. It was taken in Turkey in June 2013.

Nov 27, 2014

@jannajae Member of the media here. Not NYC. That's a photo from a protest in Turkey taken earlier this year:…

Nov 27, 2014

Amsterdam warns tourists about "extremely dangerous cocaine" w/ electronic sign after 3 die…

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