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This Giant Asteroid Is Barely Going to Miss Earth on Friday

Seventeen-thousand miles might not sound particularly close at first listen, but when it comes to a gigantic rock the size of half a football field, it's a bit scarier.

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What We Know About Pope Benedict’s Resignation

In stunning news, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning from the Vatican that he will resign his position as head of the Catholic Church, effective on February 28. This has already set off a flurry of speculation, largely because no pope has voluntarily done so since the year 1415.

The news is still coming in, but here's what we know so far:

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Nightclub Fire Kills Hundreds in Brazil

The death toll in a horrific nightclub fire in Brazil as risen to 232, according to news sources. This number is updated from the original count of 245 first reported by local news sources.

A fire started at the Boate Kiss nightclub around 2 AM in the southern city of Santa Maria

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Good News — TSA Screeners Can’t See You Naked Anymore

The controversial full-body scanners that the Transportation Security Administration has been using in airports to detect illegal objects being hidden by passengers will be removed from all airports.

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‘Dear Abby’ Creator Pauline Phillips Dead at 94

Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of people as the woman who created the 'Dear Abby' column, has died.

She was 94.

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Emergency Room Technician Swam to Work After Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]

Having your house surrounded by water because of a flood is usually a good enough reason to stay home from work, but not this time.

Marsha Hedgepeth works as a technician in an emergency room. So when Hurricane Sandy put her Toms River, New Jersey, neighborhood under 10 feet of water, she knew she had to get to her hospital so she could help those who were injured in the superstorm.

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Will You Be Traveling This Thanksgiving? — Survey of the Day

The rush to join the extended family for turkey and stuffing makes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the busiest travel day of the year. And this year it's going to be a busier than last year.

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10 Bizarre Thanksgiving Foods: Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More

Thanksgiving is a time for the family to come together, tell stories, then sit down and feast on some tasty, belly-expanding deliciousness. Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are all Thanksgiving staples, but if you want to really spice things up a bit this year, we have some ideas.

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Sad People Make Poorer Financial Decisions — Dollars and Sense

If you occasionally fall victim to the holiday blues, you'd better learn to shake it off. A recent study finds that the sadder a person is, the more likely he is to head down the road to bankruptcy.

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What Are America’s Busiest Airports on Thanksgiving Weekend?

Even though the price of holiday travel is on the rise, nearly 24 million people will still be shuttling across the friendly skies this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Your Official Guide to When Stores Will Open on Black Friday

There is hardly any such thing as Black Friday anymore. With numerous retailers, like Walmart, opening their doors to holiday bargain addicts as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, other retailers must now either join the circus or risk missing out on frantic buyers with turkey hangovers and itchy spending fingers.

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2012 Election Day: Obama Wins Second Term

UPDATE 11:20: The networks have announced that Barack Obama will be reelected to a second term, after wrapping up the state of Ohio.

The 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will finally conclude tonight, as voters head to their local polls to choose who gets to sleep in the White House on January 20, 2013. We'll be following all the results very closely, adding the latest news as states close their polls and announce their winners.

Watch this post for updated information—election results, Senate races, ballot measures, battleground-state news—throughout the night:

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