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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer has landed

mashable.com — A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... a Stormtrooper stood in the sands of a desert world. That's how the 88-second Star Wars teaser trailer starts, and it continues with other wild images: an orange ball-shaped droid rolling through those sands, a cloaked figure with a cross-shaped lightsaber, and ...
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Mickey Rourke is 62, ripped and ready to box a 29-year-old

mashable.com — Mickey Rourke is a hard man to describe. Young people nowadays probably know him as Marv from the Sin City movies, and those who are older remember him as a Hollywood heartthrob in 1980s flicks 9 1/2 Weeks and Year of the Dragon.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 28, 2014

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We skated with Brian Boitano, and learned exactly what he'd do

mashable.com — "Don't face plant in front of Brian Boitano." A lifelong figure skating fan raised in the golden era of American skating, this interviewer couldn't reject a chance to talk to the Brian Boitano ... while on ice. Tumbling nose first into the frozen rink, while smashing both my teeth and sequin dreams, seemed worth the risk.

How 'Star Wars' trailers have evolved, from 'A New Hope' to 'The Force Awakens'

mashable.com — On Friday, Lucasfilm dropped the teaser trailer for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. The release date is more than a year away, the excitement is palpable. J.J. Abrams is directing, and Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will all reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, respectively.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 28, 2014

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Walmart workers across U.S. protest on Black Friday for better pay and benefits

mashable.com — Black Friday is the most infamous shopping day of the year in the U.S. And for Walmart workers, it is becoming an important day to call for increased pay and benefits. By planning online on Facebook, Twitter and forums, organizers have coordinated protests at about 1,600 Walmarts in 49 states, from Ellsworth, Maine, to San Diego, California.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 28, 2014

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10 creative ways to reinvent your Thanksgiving leftovers

mashable.com — If you have trouble facing the turkey that you know is objectively delicious following your Thanksgiving food-hangover, try giving your leftovers a little makeover. Sometimes the hair of the dog that bit you takes the form of pizza with sweet potato crust.

Ray Rice gets another chance to play in NFL after judge overturns suspension

mashable.com — Ray Rice is now free to play again in the NFL after an arbitrator on Friday threw out indefinite suspension for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is "eligible to play upon signing a new contract."

Five quotes: David Cameron’s changing position on immigration

mashable.com — LONDON - The Prime Minister has said migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months and they must work for four years before receiving some benefits.

Police called to stores across UK as Black Friday attracts big crowds

mashable.com — LONDON - Police were called to several stores across Britain as Black Friday crowds gathered in large numbers hoping to get their hands on a bargain. Synonymous with the promise of cut-priced goods and long queues, more British retailers are partaking this year in Black Friday than ever before with a host of deals advertised in advance of it.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 28, 2014

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Exciting new additions to the 2014 Mashable Media Summit agenda

mashable.com — The Mashable Media Summit is just around the corner on Dec. 5, and we're excited to announce several new additions to our agenda. All sessions have themes of storytelling in the digital age, and we'll be analyzing trends, such as big data, scalable video, global social media and more.

20 predictions for the future of storytelling

mashable.com — It's not easy to predict what the future of anything may be - including the storytelling industry, which has undergone myriad changes over the last few years. Those who have been able to jump on trends early have reaped successes, while those who have fallen behind have struggled to keep up.

Kids: Beware of the pregnant turkey prank on Thanksgiving

mashable.com — Parents can have a sick sense of humor, which is why some love scaring their kids with the pregnant turkey prank. The parents in the video, above, could hardly wait for their girls to discover this macabre family-dinner surprise on Thanksgiving. "What is it?" the parents ask in the video.

Ferguson protests escalate on Black Friday in Missouri, NYC, Oakland, Chicago

mashable.com — Demonstrators called for a Black Friday boycott this week to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Protests began small on Friday, with a few dozen people at different stores in Missouri, and 200 at the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

Ferguson protesters try to disrupt Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

mashable.com — Protesters demonstrating against the Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson tried to disrupt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - but you would never know it watching NBC's live broadcast of the festivities. #StoptheParade trended on Twitter Thursday, as protesters rallied at the annual parade in New York City.
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20 lazy people who won't get out of bed for Black Friday

mashable.com — Some people hit the snooze button on Black Friday. While others stood in line at 3 a.m. Friday morning, we've compiled a list of slothful (or smart?) shoppers who caught up on much-needed shut-eye - to make up for all those hours they spent cooking a massive Thanksgiving turkey, naturally.

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UK vinyl sales pass 1 million mark for first time in 18 years

mashable.com — LONDON - It's been dismissed as pastime for hipsters, but collecting vinyl is once again big business - a £20 million ($31.5 million) business, to be specific. New figures released Thursday by the UK's Official Charts Company show this year's vinyl sales are on course to hit 1.2 million units, with a busy Christmas shopping season expected.
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Protestors at several Ferguson stores call for Black Friday boycott

mashable.com — Protesters went to Walmart and Target stores in Ferguson, and surrounding areas in Missouri, late Thursday calling for a boycott against Black Friday. The group, which was protesting a grand jury's verdict not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, managed to get into some stores, but police guarded the entrances to others.

11 things we learnt from 'wear your band T-shirt to work day'

mashable.com — LONDON - Once a year, digital radio station BBC 6 Music asks its listeners to wear a band T-shirt to work, and send in their photos. Using the hashtag #6MusicTShirtDay, which has been trending for much of Friday, it's a chance to celebrate those dusty old tees at the bottom of your drawer and rediscover familiar sounds from the past.