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200,000+ Without Power

As most of the U.S. prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, spare a thought for more than 200,000 American families who were facing the holiday without electricity after heavy snow felled power lines from West Virginia to Vermont early Thursday

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Is Turkey Actually Good for You?

Do the nutritional perks of turkey deserve to be at the center of your Thanksgiving feast? Our weekly poll of five experts answer the questions that gnaw at you

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TIME for Thanks: Public Figures Count Their Blessings

Thanksgiving is a time when families across the country gather around their dining room tables and reflect on life's many blessings—not least of these being the blessing of family itself. This year, TIME asked public figures to reflect on what they're thankful for

Eleanor Copeman, diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, at her home in Elkins, W.Va., on March 3, 2013.

How Parkinson's Disease Changed One Family

“Taking Care” is a series intimately covering the lives of caregivers and the people they care for. Photographer Abby Kraftowitz, who has been documenting one family since 2012, offers a deep look into those affected by the disease

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Scotland To Be Handed 'Biggest Transfer of Powers'

The Smith Commission, set up after Scotland's independence referendum, has urged for Scotland to have responsibility for an estimated £14 billion of income tax and welfare benefits, the biggest transfer of power in the country's history

Members of the burial team carry a body to his grave at King Tom Cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Nov. 19, 2014.

Ebola Cases in Sierra Leone Will ‘Soon Eclipse’ Liberia

Sierra Leone will "soon" dethrone Liberia as the hardest-hit country in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization cautioned Wednesday. Nearly one-fifth of its total cases were reported in a three-week period that ended Sunday

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California

European Parliament Calls for Possible Google Breakup

The European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution Thursday calling for a possible division of Google’s product offerings, suggesting that the company uncouple its search engine from its other commercial services

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Cricket Star Phillip Hughes Dies

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died at Sydney’s St. Vincent's Hospital. The 25-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit on the head by a ball while batting during an important domestic tournament on Tuesday

Premiere Of "All You Need Is Love" - Arrivals

Avatar Sequels Will Be 'Bitchin'' Cameron Says

James Cameron has divided Avatar sequel scripts to a team that includes Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silva, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. “I can tell you one thing,” Cameron told Empire magazine, “they’re gonna be bitchin'"

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Amazon Slashes Kindle Prices for Black Friday

Amazon's $79 Kindle e-reader will be on sale for $49, and the company's Kindle Fire tablets are also dramatically cheaper, with the Fire HD 6 going for a mere $79 (vs. its usual $99 price tag) and the Fire HD 7 on sale for $109 (vs. $139)