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Techies vs. NSA: Encryption arms race escalates
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn’t likely to keep out spies.
Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon
The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.
BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Slow going with early openings
The holiday shopping season kicked off early, as several retailers began offering deals on Thanksgiving Day. Many people complained about the early start and the mad rush for deals — but they went out shopping anyway. Still, some people thought things were relatively slower and quieter given the early opening.
Mexico’s booming car industry selling unsafe cars
In Mexico’s booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends on where they’re headed.
Obama helps hand out Thanksgiving fixings to needy
President Barack Obama is continuing an annual family tradition by helping to pack bags of food and distribute them to the needy on Thanksgiving eve.
AP sources: Plan calls for ship to destroy weapons
Destroying Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues. To avoid those potential troubles, U.S. officials say, the Obama administration is exploring the use of a government-owned ship to carry out the disposal in international waters.
Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving
Stores are hoping holiday shoppers will gobble their turkey on Thanksgiving afternoon, but save the pumpkin pie for later.
Newport Aquarium displaying white alligators
A pair of rare white alligators has gone on display at the Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky where they’ll be housed through February.
Overlap with Thanksgiving prompts second look at Hanukkah
The extremely rare overlap of Thanksgiving and the first full day of Hanukkah has triggered a more deliberate look for many American Jews at a holiday that's not been considered particularly important.
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