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Pumpkin cream cheese bread pudding with streusel topping

Pumpkin season has returned! If pumpkin-spiced everything is not really your thing, you can still enjoy baking with this versatile squash.

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How Colorado plans to curb accidental pot consumption

Beginning October 1, all medical and retail marijuana products must feature a universal symbol to avoid accidental consumption.

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Could Russia be close to ending its use of 'baby boxes'?

A proposed bill would shut down a program that allows mothers to leave newborn infants anonymously in a box at a medical facility without legal repercussions.

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El Cajon shooting: How should we police people in emotional distress?

The mother of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot Tuesday, has said that her son was in emotional distress. For police, making these split-second decisions presents a challenge. A program at the Los Angeles Police Department offers a possible solution.

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'Luke Cage' wins over critics, as it makes a push for superhero diversity

'Cage' stars Mike Colter as the superhero of the same name. It's Netflix's newest TV program about Marvel superheroes living in New York City, and more are planned.

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Lady Gaga at Super Bowl 2017: How her pageantry may make for a good show

Gaga has officially been selected as the halftime performer for the upcoming Super Bowl. The singer recently released a new song, 'Perfect Illusion.'

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How Apple made it easier to hack iTunes backups with iOS 10

A Russian cybersecurity firm exploited changes in iPhone and iPad software to expose passwords used to protect encrypted data. Experts say it's a technique that law enforcement could use to break into Apple products.

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Did Trump misuse $258,000 from his own charity?

A new report suggests that funds from the Donald J. Trump Foundation are being spent in ways other than how its donors intended.

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In former FARC zones, Colombians hope for peace but grapple over vote

After almost four years of negotiations and an official peace accord between the government and the FARC, Colombians will vote this weekend on the future of peace. Few see it as an easy choice.

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'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is fairly generic Tim Burton

'Peregrine' stars Eva Green as the head of a home for unusual children, a place that is being threatened by the evil Barron (Samuel L. Jackson).

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'Deepwater Horizon' is a slam-bang action movie

Fans of 'The Towering Inferno' will find a lot to like in 'Deepwater,' which centers on Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell as two old-school stalwarts who spend a great deal of screen time dodging mud, fire, bulletlike bolts, and collapsing derricks.

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Why Ohio’s secretary of State doesn’t want federal help on election security

Jon Husted isn't worried about hackers manipulating ballots, but he is concerned about the possibility of increased federal oversight of elections.

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'Denial' is efficient and dry

The film is saved by the performances of Timothy Spall as David Irving, a British Holocaust-denying historian, and Tom Wilkinson as barrister Richard Rampton, who represented author Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) when she was sued by Irving.

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How emergency phone alerts are going to become even more useful

New rules support Spanish-language alerts, and will expand the capacity of emergency alerts to 360 characters to allow embedded phone numbers and URLs.

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How to pick a password manager

After the Yahoo breach exposed personal data about 500 million users, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves online. That's where password managers come in. 

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Why scientists crashed the famed comet-explorer Rosetta – on purpose

In a last gasp of scientific data collection, the orbiter sent 'once-in-a-lifetime measurements' of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko back to Earth.

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Payday loan alternative LendUp fined $6.3 million for misleading customers

LendUp is part of a wave of companies promising a less toxic form of payday loans, but it owes fines and refunds for violating consumer finance laws. 

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Comparing himself to Hitler, Philippines President Duterte draws rebukes

In remarks on Friday, President Duterte likened his war on drugs to Hitler’s crimes against Jews, drawing strong criticism abroad. At home, however, many Filipinos support his harsh tactics.

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'Living in hell'? Trump's words don't match reality, black people say

Community leaders in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant say they found Donald Trump's description of their lives 'dumbfounding.' Conditions, they say, are better than they used to be, and are 'getting better every day.'

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Electric car-charging etiquette 101: Five rules for a courteous power-up

Regardless of what kind of plug-in electric car you drive, if you use public charging stations, you can help make the experience a little better for everyone else, simply by being considerate.

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'The Pigeon Tunnel' pulls together captivating reminiscences from the remarkable life of John le Carré

Fifty-five years into his writing career, le Carré seems blessed with the ability to be endlessly fascinating.

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Turkey's state of emergency may be extended, Erdogan hints

Extending the controversial emergency rule would strengthen Turkey's fight against terrorism, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. 

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With civilian drone competition, Iran battles against brain drain

At a manicured technology park outside Tehran, drone builders vied for prize money. But the contest also sought to provide team members with hope for a future in Iran.

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Prayer for vulnerable children

A Christian Science perspective: How can prayer inspire care for those in need?

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Don't wait until Black Friday to buy these nine things

October is actually a great month for some purchases, including cars, vacations, and certain types of clothing.

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Top Picks: 'Free State of Jones' on DVD, Angel Olsen's 'My Woman,' and more

The documentary 'The 13th' finds acclaimed director Ava DuVernay turning her camera to the American prison system, the Orson Welles Shakespeare film 'Chimes at Midnight' is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and more top picks.

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UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

The U.N.'s humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that the conditions had descended into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe."

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1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

The New Jersey Transit train ran off the end of its track as was pulling into the station, smashing through a concrete-and-steel bumper. 

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At United Nations, Pakistan flags rising tension with India

Pakistan's U.N. envoy asked to informally brief the Security Council on the country's escalating tension with neighboring India.

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of U.S. Sept. 11 law

The foreign ministry expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would correct the legislation.

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Sisters found dead in villa on African island

The bodies of Annie Korkki and Robin Korkki were found in their resort villa last week in Seychelles.

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White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill.

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Is Sudan using chemical weapons on civilians in Darfur?

Darfur has slipped off the international public's radar. Will a new report alleging the use of chemical weapons against civilians revive it?

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Hoboken crash: Is the nation's rail system in need of repair?

The New Jersey Transit crash in Hoboken on Thursday is the latest trouble faced by the transportation agency, which has faced funding problems and delayed projects.

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How a Hollywood scandal is changing rape laws around the country (+video)

Allegations against comedian Bill Cosby have led three states to extend or lift the statute of limitations for rape filings. 

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Do offensive names deserve trademark protection? Supreme Court to weigh in.

When the government denies a request for a trademark it deems disparaging, is a penalty on private speech – or a refusal to subsidize offensive messaging?

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New temple highlights Mormon church growth, bucking national trend

As many traditional Protestant sects in the United States have seen a decline in membership in recent years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has continued to grow.

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Is Saudi Arabia serious about bringing back high oil prices? (+video)

Saudi Arabia appears to be backing off its policy of letting low oil prices burn off a global glut. But its real motives still aren't clear. 

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Gambling’s hype

As the global gambling market grows to a predicted $1 trillion market, many operators are pushing ads with false promises of easy riches. Such deceit shows why governments must encourage living by talent, education, and hard work, not a belief in luck.

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Can Clinton win over Millennials with her climate change ​policies? (+video)

Climate change is one of the top issues for likely Millennial voters. But will they turn out in sufficient numbers to help Hillary Clinton? 

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