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Colorado Springs Shooting Is the Moment Mormons Dreaded

Members and ex-members of the Mormon queer community said they feared the church's anti-LGTBQ rhetoric would one day lead to an attack like the one at Club Q.
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250+ deals to shop now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday may have come and gone, but there's no shortage of incredible deals to be had before Cyber Monday on tech, beauty and fashion finds.      
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Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast
A city in central Thailand has served a meal fit for monkeys
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Border Patrol agent's murder trial the latest in string of incidents stirring distrust
Border Patrol agents are part of the community in Laredo. But the upcoming murder trial involving an agent could threaten the agency's image there.      
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Op-Ed: Free food for all? Absolutely. In this age of abundance, it should be a human right
The U.S. government already spends hundreds of billions of dollars on the food system. That investment should be transformative.
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World Cup live scores, updates: Japan, Costa Rica tied at halftime; Spain vs. Germany later
While Germany faces a desperate situation against Spain, Canada - in its first World Cup since 1986 - returns to action against Croatia.      
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Nicholas Goldberg: America needs to try harder to match its foreign policy to its morals
Too often in the fight to protect civilians around the world against atrocities and genocide, the United States does not do enough. Why is that?
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Letters to the Editor: All mayors start fast. What will Karen Bass do differently?
Voters want action on homelessness, but this is a tough problem even for someone as experienced as Mayor-elect Karen Bass.
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Is Responsible Travel to Hawaii Fun?
It turns out that farm stays and eco-friendly snorkeling trips really are more entertaining than sitting on a beach with a mai tai. Here’s one approach to thoughtful travel in an overtouristed place.
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7 New Escapes in the Caribbean
From an off-the-grid tropical hideaway to a reefside diving resort, these new hotels will take you far from anything that resembles snow and cold.
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The Key to Vacationing with a Toddler? A Wave-Free Beach.
A good solution for calmer waters when traveling with a small child is looking for just that. Here’s a guide to destinations that are basically bathtubs — even in the winter.
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NFL Week 12: Latest scores, schedule, odds, TV info
All 32 NFL teams are in action for a Thanksgiving Week slate of games that headline Week 12.       
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You may be too late to book a Santa for your Christmas party: Here's how you can become one
The demand to get Santa Claus for your holiday party or gathering is higher than ever before. Here's how to be one to save your gathering.       
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Letters to the Editor: You pray to God about climate change. That's no excuse for inaction
A rabbi encourages religious Americans who pray about climate change actually to do something to solve the problem.
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How far does Ohio State drop and who exits top 10? Our college football coaches poll prediction
Ohio State was one of four teams in the top 10 to lose in Week 13. How far will the Buckeyes and others fall? Our coaches poll prediction addresses.       
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Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and the Reality of Imperfection
A new documentary on Selena Gomez is the latest to lift the veil.
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How to Talk to a Widow
Please, don’t email a widow with sympathy and then just disappear. There is no timetable for us moving on.
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Letters to the Editor: Speaker bans by UC Berkeley law student groups -- really?
Readers discuss UC Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's piece on an effort to get student groups to ban pro-Zionism speakers.
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Op-Comic: The 118th Congress opens Jan. 3. Good luck, America
The final rosters for the red and blue forces are still to be determined, but the battle lines are already drawn
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Op-Ed: How to find freedom from 'worst-case scenario' thinking
Examining our thoughts more closely not only helps when we are unduly worried — it is especially helpful when life doesn't go our way.
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Whoops, I Deleted My Life
When the ominous warnings started hitting my inbox a few months ago, I tried to ignore them. The emails contained none of the humor or playfulness of the early Gmail ethos. Instead, they were terse and vaguely threatening, seeming to channel the depressing spirit of financial collapse and austerity present everywhere around us. The subject line: “Your Gmail is almost out of storage.” The body, in essence: This is a shakedown—pay us a subscription fee in perpetuity, and we will continue granting you what we once promised would be free access to your own life and memories.The message wouldn’t have triggered such resistance had I not been receiving it from every other quarter of my digital life simultaneously—if Apple hadn’t already ransacked my pockets for subscription fees to maintain my ever-expanding photo archive, and to insure and finance “care” for my ever more expensive assortment of its products; if Microsoft hadn’t insisted that I subscribe to its word-processing software; if so many talented, enterprising friends and acquaintances didn’t now depend on Substack and Patreon donations; if I didn’t have to rent my music library from Spotify instead of owning my own records; if I didn’t have to fork over Prime fees to Amazon for my packages and to watch professional tennis; if I hadn’t been obliged to maintain Netflix, Canal+, and AppleTV accounts so that my children would sit quietly on airplanes; if Elon Musk hadn’t promised to render my tweets invisible if I didn’t pay him in monthly $8 installments. By the time those damn Gmail requests became unignorable, I had long since reached the point of peak micropayments. I was drowning in subscriptions.[Read: What are stores even thinking with all these emails?]So I became determined to delete thousands of deadweight messages. It seemed a straightforward task. One morning, I made coffee, put on a podcast, and started emptying my drafts folder in Gmail, then the Promotions tab, then the Social tab. Processing so many messages takes time. Once I reached my inbox, I kept clicking and clicking, searching for entire categories of email that I could move in bulk to the trash folder. Then the phone rang, and my concentration shifted. I don’t know what happened exactly, but when I hung up, I saw that I’d freed up more than 13 of my 15 available gigabytes of storage. A sense of panic set in as I realized I’d erased the entirety of my inbox.Three months after graduating college, I moved from my parents’ home in New Jersey to the rainy postindustrial city of Lille, 30 minutes from the Belgian border. That was September 2003, and I now struggle to access the mental and emotional terrain of that seemingly recent but qualitatively alien technological era. At the time, I owned a Motorola Razr and a Compaq laptop. Although I’d enjoyed and profited from—primarily in the form of free music downloads—the convenience of a high-speed ethernet connection as a student, it didn’t even occur to me to set up Wi-Fi in my minuscule studio. Once or twice a week, I visited the cybercafe around the corner to read and respond to emails.I’d decided to move to France to be closer to a girl, but she had broken up with me over the summer—and, for better and worse, I was about to learn what being lonely really meant. I spent those early months either in that tiny studio, brewing stovetop coffee and playing the MP3s I’d downloaded, or whittling away the entirety of my ridiculously modest salary in cafés, feeling warm inside while watching the rain streak down the windows. Those were what Junot Díaz called “the discovery years,” and I roamed the city high on life and consumed by daydreams. In the midst of tremendous boredom, I felt the bursts of epiphany that I realize now are the true wealth of the young and inexperienced. And I wrote down everything I was thinking and feeling, in long and detailed emails addressed to my best friend from college, who had moved to Russia, and to my mother—and they, in turn, sent me wonderfully detailed responses.[Read: Inbox zero vs. inbox 5,000: a unified theory]Many of these exchanges achieved the sentimental weight of paper letters and contained a concentration of inspired observation and raw yearning that I have seldom felt able to equal even in published writing. Yet they were housed precariously on Yahoo and Hotmail servers. By the time I moved to Manhattan the following year to buy myself some time as I figured out what to do next, Gmail was the hot ticket. Soon enough, all of that tortured, ecstatic testimony and empathetic witness ended up in the same digital cemetery that hosts decayed Napster files and whole iPhoto archives no longer compatible with upgraded operating systems. I mourned their loss, but I was young or ignorant enough to believe that my most important memories and conversations would always be ahead of me. In any event, I wasn’t thinking about loss in 2004, when my colleague Daria blessed me with a coveted Gmail invite. “How does it feel to be a G now?” she wrote.From that moment on, Gmail became my central means of communication. It felt like an act of extraordinary altruism—a much-improved user experience, ostensibly with storage limits but ones that, like the horizon, miraculously retreated as you approached them. I continued to write and receive long digital letters, but the pace of exchange was quickening. The messages grew shorter, more dashed off, and far more numerous. Gmail itself was a destination, and the chat function stayed open on my desktop throughout the workday. My friends and I started our first chains, some of which stretch into the present. Soon, we also adopted the habit of tapping out text messages on cellphones and writing on one another’s walls on Myspace and Facebook.By 2007, when the iPhone dropped, the internet and constant connectivity had rendered my previous relationship with technology and pace of correspondence almost unrecognizable. Email was no longer my only or even primary means of keeping in touch with loved ones and confidants, and lengthy declarations grew more sporadic. But I still composed, with great thought and care, heartfelt paragraphs about serious disputes or misunderstandings or romantic ruminations. My Gmail inbox contained the majority of my most sincere reflections and declarations.When I started writing for a living rather than for amusement, my Gmail account (along with the Notes app) also displaced the paper notebooks I used to fill with snippets of insight and self-directed messages and prompts for the future. I would save manuscripts and works in progress by forwarding myself the Word documents. My Gmail inbox became an archive of not just my personal travails but also my professional efforts and gradual achievements. Every single romantic relationship I lived through as an adult began and ended—and was narrated and dissected—in maddening threads of Gmail correspondence. The jubilant record of my courtship and marriage; the heartbreaking arguments and hard-won reconciliations; the polyphonic story of my bachelor party and those of my groomsmen; the joy of my children’s birth, with photos appended—it all crowded up with records of travel, receipts, spam, meaningless banter, many thousands of redundant messages notifying me of Twitter and Facebook notifications. This was my inbox: as unique as a snowflake, some two decades in the making and amounting to 90,000 messages—and it is gone now.That morning, my mind spun as I tried in vain to re-create the various perceptions and emotions that had been written into Google’s servers and were now abandoned to the ether. I felt a sudden sense of mourning that I still have not gotten over. And yet, to my surprise, I felt something else alongside it: a conflicting sense of relief and even levity. I would never have voluntarily deleted all of those emails, but I also can’t deny, not entirely, that there is something cathartic about sloughing off those thousands of accumulated disappointments and rebukes, those passionate and pathetic fights and dramas, even those insights and stirrings—all of those complicated yet ephemeral layers of former selves that no longer contain me. I began to accept that I would need to imagine my way back into those previous mental states if they were truly worth revisiting—and that if I could not, then the loss was necessarily manageable. I closed my laptop, wandered outside into the specific corner of France that my former selves’ cumulative choices had led me to inhabit, and was overtaken by a sense of hope.
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Jets vs. Bears: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
An inside look at Sunday’s Jets-Bears Week 12 matchup at MetLife Stadium.  Marquee matchup Jets defensive line vs. Bears QB Justin Fields or Trevor Siemian When the schedule came out, this game looked like it would be Justin Fields versus Zach Wilson, a battle of two 2021 first-round quarterbacks. Instead it looks like Mike White...
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Today's Wordle #526 Answer, Hints and Clues for Sunday, November 27 Puzzle
Struggling to solve today's Wordle? Newsweek is on hand with some hints to help get you over the line.
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Abraham Lincoln statue vandalized with paint in Chicago park
The statue has resided in the outdoor park since 1997.
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Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide
Rescuers are digging through mud for a second day in the search for people missing following an enormous landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia
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Donald Trump Slams Reaction to Meeting With 'Troubled' Kanye, Fuentes
Trump had dinner with the rapper and Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago club.
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NFL Week 12 predictions: Dolphins will cover big number vs. Texans
The Dolphins, a 13-point favorite, will win and cover against the Texans on Sunday, Richard Witt predicts in his NFL Week 12 predictions.
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Man hijacks San Francisco bus, crashes into at least 10 vehicles
A man in California went on a destructive joyride when he hijacked a city bus and attacked its driver during Thanksgiving weekend.
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Rafael Nadal says 'a part of his life left' when Roger Federer retired
Rafael Nadal admitted that "a part of his life left" with Roger Federer when his great rival retired from tennis -- with both players left an emotional wreck on court after the Swiss played his last ever competitive match in September at the Laver Cup.
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Rescuers search for the missing after massive landslide on Italian resort island
Rescuers are digging through mud for a second day in the search for people missing after a huge landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia.
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Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city
Civilians have streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier, after days of intensive shelling by Russian forces.
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Nick Fuentes Turns on Donald Trump, Calls for New 2024 Candidate
Fuentes has criticized the former president after he attended dinner with him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Tuesday night.
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Kidnappings, violence, looting continue in Ethiopia's Tigray despite truce, witnesses say
Eyewitnesses and aid workers say allies of Ethiopia’s military are looting property and carrying out mass detentions in the beleaguered Tigray region.
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Why this Rangers’ brutal loss is even worse than the others
The game unraveled, the Rangers unraveled and now it is fair to wonder whether this season will unravel.
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USA change Iran flag to remove Islamic republic emblem before World Cup clash
The U.S. soccer federation is displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying it supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' soccer match.
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Layoffs, ultimatums, and an ongoing saga over blue check marks: Elon Musk's first month at Twitter
Sunday officially marks one month since the world's richest man took the helm at Twitter.
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Diamond diggers in South Africa's deserted mines break the law — and risk their lives
Photos show the desperate search for scraps left by big diamond operators. But amid rampant poverty and unemployment, zama-zamas see no other way to provide for their families.
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What kind of travel insurance do I need for my holiday trip?
Do you need travel insurance for your holiday trip? This is the time to find out.      
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No one wins: America's culture wars are a losing fight for Democrats and Republicans alike
Comedian Dave Chappelle is highly controversial, but he's also highly popular. And he could be America's best-known opponent of cancel culture.       
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Amazon early Cyber Monday deals available right now—save on Apple, iRobot, and more
Amazon Cyber Monday deals are live. We've found the best cyber weekend deals on TVs, iPads, air fryers, furniture and more.      
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The Trap of Buy Now, Pay Later
Is Buy-Now-Pay-Later a credit lifeline, or a road to debt?
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Jon Batiste to headline Biden’s first state dinner, serenade Macron
The Grammy-winning musician and former bandleader on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" gets another high point in a year full of them.
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Cycling from Paris to Doha to watch France at Qatar 2022
Traveling to watch their team play at the World Cup took a little longer than usual for two French fans.
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World Cup 2022 Japan vs. Costa Rica
Germany takes on Spain with its World Cup hopes on the line Sunday, looking to bounce back from an upset loss. Plus, Japan faces Costa Rica and Croatia plays Canada. Follow live news updates.
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'It’s time for me to step aside.' Stanford coach David Shaw resigns after 12 seasons
Stanford coach David Shaw resigned after finishing his 12th season at his alma mater with a 36-25 loss to BYU that dropped the Cardinal to 3-9.
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Elon Musk and the Confessions of an Ayn Rand Reader
As boys, we dream of being John Galt or Howard Roark. As men, most of us move on. If we don’t, that’s a problem.
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Rundown on Sunday’s four World Cup matches
Here’s a look at Sunday’s World Cup matches:
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Army veteran who took down the Colorado nightclub shooter thanks the community for its support a week after the attack
Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who helped take down a shooter firing upon patrons at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, expressed his deep appreciation for the community's support as his family's brewery reopened the day after Thanksgiving.
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Family-of-seven forced to live in a tent due to rental crisis
A family of seven has revealed how they were forced to live in a tent after being booted from their home.
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