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Twitter Executive Appears to Accidentally Tweet a Private Message

Twitter Executive Appears to Accidentally Tweet a Private Message

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Even Twitter executives aren't immune to direct messaging mishaps.Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto appeared to have accidentally tweeted what was intended to be a direct message about acquiring a company to his thousands of followers.Noto has since deleted the tweet, however Fusion Senior Editor Kevin Roose captured a screenshot, calling it "the first ever M&A DM fail."

Looks like Twitter’s CFO just had the first-ever M&A DM fail. pic.twitter.com/AuLxVOBJED

— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) November 24, 2014

Twitter did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, however Noto can at least take comfort in knowing he's certainly not the first or last person to suffer a direct messaging fail.

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Here Are the Stores that Won’t Be Open Thanksgiving Day

Here Are the Stores that Won’t Be Open Thanksgiving Day

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- While some stores are beating each other to the punch to open their doors as early as possible on Thanksgiving, others are encouraging their workers to enjoy turkey at home.Stores like Costco and Nordstrom are choosing to stay closed on Thanksgiving, while companies like Kmart will open at 6 a.m. that day.Here are some of the national chains that are choosing to stay closed this Thanksgiving:

1. American GirlAmerican Girl’s retail stores, as well as its corporate headquarters, will be closed on Thanksgiving, according to a spokeswoman for Mattel, which purchased American Girl doll-maker Pleasant Company in 1998. The spokeswoman said it has been been American Girl’s policy to be closed on Thanksgiving since its founding in 1986.

2. Barnes and Noble"We want our booksellers to have the opportunity to enjoy what is a family holiday," said Barnes and Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating.

3. BJ'sAll BJ’s Clubs will open on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. For some Clubs this is an hour later than usual.“Consistent with our company values, BJ’s Wholesale Club will, once again, remain closed on Thanksgiving Day,” said Laura Sen, president and CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. “To give our team a well-deserved holiday, our home office, 206 clubs and three distribution centers will be closed, allowing our 25,000 dedicated Team Members the time they deserve to celebrate all that they are grateful for in the company of family and friends.”

4. BurlingtonBurlington, no longer Burlington Coat Factory, will remain closed on Thanksgiving, like it has over the last several years. Stores will be open from 7 a.m. on Black Friday.“All Burlington locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving so that our associates and customers can spend the special holiday with their loved ones," a statement from the company read. "Unlike other retailers that will be offering limited-time holiday discounts on Thanksgiving, Burlington offers designer merchandise at up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. This will allow our customers to stay home and enjoy Thanksgiving with their family and friends without missing out on our stylish merchandise and gifts at great prices.”

5. CostcoThough Costco has some additional hours in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the warehouse will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as usual.6. Crate and BarrelThe furniture and lifestyle brand has closed its doors on Thanksgiving since the company was founded in 1962.

7. Dillard's"We have never been open on Thanksgiving, and this year is no exception," Julie Johnson Bull Inc., director of investor relations, told ABC News. "We choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving to allow our associates time with their families and friends."

Stores open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.

8. DSWEarlier this month, the CEO of shoe retailer DSW, Michael R. McDonald, said in a statement, “We have decided not to follow the trend. Instead, we believe family comes first and you should be home celebrating with them on this special holiday. This means none of our stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day...”

9. GameStopGameStop will be closed on Thanksgiving but open at 12:01 a.m. local time on Black Friday, the video game retailer's spokeswoman said."At GameStop we often use the phrase 'protect the family' in reference to our business," the company said, according to Daily Finance. "A large part of what that means to us is to not open any of our GameStop, SimplyMac, Spring Mobile or Cricket Wireless U.S. locations on Thanksgiving Day out of respect for our store associates and their families and friends."

10. Hobby LobbyLike every Sunday, the arts and crafts chain with 600 stores in 47 states will be closed on Thanksgiving.11. Home DepotThe home and building store is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

12. HomeGoodsTJX spokeswoman Doreen Thompson told ABC News, “All of our T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post stores will be closed on Thanksgiving and are scheduled to open on Friday morning, November 28th. We consider ourselves an associate-friendly Company, and, we are pleased to give our Associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.”

13. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft StoresJo-Ann stores have never been open Thanksgiving Day, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.

14. MarshallsLike other companies owned by TJX, Marshalls will be closed on Thanksgiving.

15. Nordstrom"Over the years our tradition has been to be closed on Thanksgiving so we are able to unveil our holiday trim the following morning," said Nordstrom spokesman Dan Evans, Jr.

16. PatagoniaOutdoor retailer Patagonia is not only staying closed on Thanksgiving, but encouraging people to invest in things they already own. On Monday, the company announced an investment in Yerdle, a company that helps people put goods back into circulation and avoid buying new things.

17. Pier 1 ImportsChrissy Madison, a spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports, said the store locations are closed on Thursday "to allow our associates to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends."

18. PublixMaria Brous, a Publix spokeswoman, said, "In our 84 year history, we have never opened on Thanksgiving day. We reserve the holiday for associates to be with their families. The same is true of Christmas day and Easter Sunday."

The company will have regular hours on Friday.

19. REILike last year, REI will be closed on Thanksgiving, a spokeswoman confirmed, with stores opening at 8 a.m. on Friday.

20. Sam's ClubUnlike its namesake brand, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has one chain that will be closed on Thanksgiving. About 600 Sam's Club locations will not be open for business on Thursday.

21. Sierra Trading PostSierra Trading Post will be closed on Thanksgiving with the other TJX companies like Marshalls.

22. T.J. Maxx"Maxxinistas" can take a break from the brick and mortar store on Thanksgiving.

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Why Congress’ Only 5-Time “Jeopardy” Champ Chose Science over Lobbying

Why Congress’ Only 5-Time “Jeopardy” Champ Chose Science over Lobbying

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- He has a resume unlike any other elected official: Five-time Jeopardy champ, research physicist, patent holder, arms-control expert.So when U.S. Rep. Rush Holt announced his retirement from Congress, he might easily have made his next step into the so-called "revolving door" of the lobbying world.But, according to the New Jersey Democrat, who earned a reputation for being a leading advocate for science in Congress, there’s just better work to be done elsewhere.Holt, 66, has since announced he will be joining the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as its newest CEO, as well as its executive publisher of scientific journals.In a recent interview with ABC News, edited for brevity, Holt expressed doubt about the quality of the science debate in 114th Congress, talked about where he hopes his next venture will lead him, and reflected on his decision to leave the Washington political game behind.When you announced your retirement, many suggested it was further evidence of the “death of science” in the halls of Congress. True?I’ve been careful not to say that I was leaving because of the atmosphere in Congress or leaving out of disappointment or frustration. But I must say the atmosphere in Congress doesn’t make me want to stay. Part of the problem is that ideology has trumped evidence and trumped science so often here on the Hill. There’s a real frustration when people are much more interested in advancing their ideological positions than they are in making policy on the basis of reliable knowledge.You were the first physicist to be elected to Congress as a Democrat. How did your passion for science intersect with your duties serving constituents?Too many people have the idea that a scientist must be otherworldly or academic, in the narrow sense of the world. I think a lot of people have been surprised that I’ve actually had good political instincts and a real ability to interact with people and, I would say, lead people. It shouldn’t be surprising that somebody with a science background could do well in politics. It’s not an obvious overlap, but they’re not incompatible. On some issues, my scientific background has been particularly useful. But what’s always useful is a reverence for evidence, and science brings an analytical ability that helps you understand a situation be it in the physical universe or in politics and human relations.Does it trouble you then that there aren’t more scientists succeeding as politicians?It’s a real problem. I think there are more scientists who are or can be adept at politics than there are politicians who are comfortable with science. There should be more people who, while choosing not to be scientists professionally, are comfortable thinking about science and thinking like a scientist. I think Congress suffers and policy-making in government suffers because there are not enough non-scientists who are comfortable thinking about science.Republicans trounced Democrats in the midterm elections, and many have looked to label the GOP as an anti-science party. Does science have a friend in the 114th Congress?I think over many years, appreciation of science has slipped and education of science has slipped. I think that it shouldn’t be possible to deny and patently reject the preponderance of scientific understanding. That’s not to say every scientist is always right. But the idea that you can just flat out deny evolution or climate change or any number of things that are so well established in the science community would have been, in past years, unthinkable. Now, it’s really quite common that people will blatantly, even proudly get on the political stump and say they deny what the scientists think is right.You’re taking a very different path than many retiring members of Congress who become lobbyists. Why?It was a deliberate move to avoid the revolving door. But I was very much interested in staying engaged in the policy process, to work on something that I think is of great social benefit. I really think if we improve the health of science in America it will be of great benefit to human welfare. Not just because you’ll have more scientists employed, but because with improved science we learn things that are beneficial to all humans.Do you think that you’ll be able to accomplish more in the name of science than you could have as a congressman?Maybe not more than what one could do in Congress, but in the current Congress I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of good accomplished. I certainly hope that’s not true but, from my perspective, the signs are not very promising.You expressed some dismay in a 2008 interview that not more members of Congress were knowledgeable about science. Has that changed during your time on Capitol Hill?I think I’ve been very well-engaged with members of Congress, but not on science issues. Most Americans say that science is for scientists, and they see themselves not as scientists and therefore they don’t think that science is for them and that’s really unfortunate. They miss a lot of beauty in science and a lot of truth in science.How did you decide to take the helm of AAAS? What will your role be like there?When I announced I was leaving I did not know what I was going to do next. I was pretty sure I was not going to go out to pasture and I avoided using the word "retire." But AAAS is an organization that I have known and intersected with time to time over many decades now. To look at it in a general sense, it’s about the health of science and its mission has to do with communication between scientists and the public, promoting integrity in science and strengthening support for science in technology, and making sure science plays a constructive role in the formulation of public policy. It’s a fairly natural step for me, but nobody predicted it. Least of all myself.You’re one of the few members of Congress to compete on Jeopardy, and you actually beat IBM’s Watson in 2011. Do you ever see yourself returning to that stage?I think I’m a lot slower now. I did beat Watson, but it was not televised. It was something IBM set up. It was an actual Jeopardy match so it was very life-like, but it was a demonstration that IBM set up a couple of years ago.

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New Procedure Dubbed ‘Inside-Out’ Face Lift Claims to Smooth Skin

New Procedure Dubbed ‘Inside-Out’ Face Lift Claims to Smooth Skin

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There’s a new treatment for saggy, creased skin around the mouth that works from the inside out to tighten soft tissue and produce a smoothing effect on the surface.Dr. Christine Lee, a dermatologist, helped pioneer a new treatment that’s known as the inside-out face lift.The procedure uses a laser that delivers targeted heat from inside the mouth, Lee says.Jacki Adams, a popular model during the 1980s, has posed on the covers of magazines including Vogue and Elle, but years of outdoor sports exposed her face to days of wind and sun.With plans to return to acting, Adams hoped to smooth out some facial lines."I prefer to look good for my age, rather than look another age,” she said.Adams visited Dr. Lee at her Walnut Creek, California practice, The East Bay Laser & Skin Care Center, Inc."When you go inside the mouth, what it does is causes immediate contracting, and that tightening makes this nasal labial folds by the side of the mouth seem like they're plumping up," Lee said as she performed the 30-minute procedure.ABC's Good Morning America spoke to some doctors who were skeptical of the procedure. They said patients could get better results from lasers used directly on the skin, or from less expensive treatments such as fillers.“The general consensus is that with laser therapies, that is best accomplished from the outside in not the inside out, but again, it’s a new procedure. I think people should proceed with caution until we know more,” ABC News’ Dr. Jennifer Ashton said.Lee says her procedure “has some of the same effects a filler does but appears much more natural, and you're not having to inject a foreign substance in your face.”Her patients undergo several treatments that cost about $1,500 per session. Results can last for months, she said.

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Gunshots During Ferguson Protests Prompt Temporary Flight Restriction at St. Louis Airport

Gunshots During Ferguson Protests Prompt Temporary Flight Restriction at St. Louis Airport

dave_valler/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- Lambert - St. Louis International Airport was subject to a temporary flight restriction Monday night into Tuesday morning due to gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson.According to the Federal Aviation Administration, reports of gunshots created a sufficient hazard that only law enforcement aircraft were permitted to fly through the area beginning at 10:15 p.m. local time.

The restriction prevented approach at multiple runways at the St. Louis airport. The FAA said 10 inbound flights were diverted to other airports. Five additional arriving flights were cancelled, the airport said.The flight restriction was lifted at about 5 a.m. local time, with a limited number of early morning flights cancelled.

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Head of Phoenix VA System Removed from Post

Head of Phoenix VA System Removed from Post

ABC News(PHOENIX) -- Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, was removed from her post on Monday after an investigation into wait times and substandard care.The decision to remove Helman from her role in command of the Phoenix VA system "underscores VA's commitment to hold leaders accountable and ensure that Veterans have access to quality and timely care," a statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs read. "Lack of oversight and misconduct by VA leaders runs counter to our mission of serving Veterans, and VA will not tolerate it," Secretary Robert McDonald said. "We depend on VA employees and leaders to put the needs of Veterans first and honor VA's core values of 'Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence.'"It is not immediately clear when the VA will name a new director for their Phoenix system. In the interim, longtime administrator Glenn Grippen has been named the director.

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Movie Review: “Penguins of Madagascar” (Rated PG)

Movie Review: “Penguins of Madagascar” (Rated PG)

Fox(NEW YORK) -- I’m not sure anybody was asking for it, but the penguins from the Madagascar movies have their own film. Actually, it doesn’t matter whether anybody was asking for it, because the results make for one of the year’s most pleasant surprises -- and, perhaps, a viable and lucrative spin-off series. When we first meet Skipper, Kowalski and Rico, they’re little kids in Antarctica, marching…somewhere, with all of the other penguins, all of whom are perfectly content going wherever it is nature’s telling them to go. Skipper isn’t happy, though, when nobody leaves the line to rescue a runaway egg. When several of the older penguins explain that’s just the way it is, Skipper flops on his belly and, joined by  Kowalski and Rico, makes a mad dash to rescue the egg.The egg turns out to be holding adorable little Private. Ten years later, in a callback to Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we hear Chris Rock’s Marty singing the “Afro-Circus” in the background as the four penguins, now adults and far away from Antarctica, stuff themselves into a circus cannon and shoot themselves toward Fort Knox. Obviously, they break into Fort Knox (because obviously, penguins can do that sort of thing), but I’m not going to tell you why. What I will tell you is the penguins are abducted by Dave (John Malkovich), an octopus disguised as a doctor. And Dave’s seeking revenge. Used to be, he was the main attraction at the Central Park Zoo -- until the cute penguins came along and upstaged him, at every zoo and every aquarium he went to around the world. The crazy octopus is working on some green concoction that will do some sort of harm to penguins, but we don’t know what. What we do know is, he must be stopped! Malkovich is the perfect voice for Dave, who isn’t just a great animated villain but also delivers the movie’s funniest lines -- and there’s plenty of funny dialogue to go around for both children and adults. You’ll love taking your kids to see Penguins of Madagascar, a funny, clever and adorable movie. Four out of five stars.

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John Hanson: The Forgotten First President

John Hanson: The Forgotten First President

ABC News/Yahoo! News(WASHINGTON) -- Here’s a Thanksgiving pop quiz: Who was the nation’s first president?If you answered George Washington, pass the gravy and get ready for a history lesson. It was actually John Hanson, a founding father whose name is largely forgotten in the pages of American history -- until now.“They were both first presidents. We've had two governments,” said Peter Michael, a descendent of Hanson’s who is working to revive his memory as the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the Constitution.“George Washington was very famously the first president of our second government under the Constitution,” Michael told ABC News/Yahoo! News during a recent interview outside a replica of Hanson’s historic home in Frederick, Maryland. “But for eight years before the birth of that second government, we had an original government chartered under the Articles of Confederation. It had its presidents, the first of whom was John Hanson."Michael, who has authored a biography about his ancestor’s life and also presides over a memorial association in his honor, explained that Hanson played a central role in putting the United States on solid footing in the wake of the Revolutionary War.“John Hanson and his Congress inherited a blank slate and had to create a government from whole cloth and they did -- and successfully,” Michael said. “If they hadn't, the United States might not have existed."Under the Articles of the Confederation, the young United States was governed under a single unified government, without separate executive and legislative branches. And Hanson, as an elder statesman at age 66, was nominated by his peers in Congress to lead the fragile new government in 1781.“The American icons of the Revolutionary period -- Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, [and] others -- looked to John Hanson as the one [who] twice saved the nation and also to Hanson's way with people,” Michael said. “When no one else could do it, he persuaded the six states with the western lands to cede the western lands.”We also have Hanson to thank for Thanksgiving."Thanksgiving, as an observance, had been recognized since the days of the pilgrims,” Michael said. “But it fell to John Hanson to establish Thanksgiving as an official annual observed holiday. It became a paid holiday, and a day off, in the Franklin Roosevelt administration."Hanson served a one-year term as president and died a year later in 1783.But in the decades and centuries following his death, Hanson’s memory would be largely forgotten to history. So forgotten, in fact, that his home in Frederick, Maryland, was demolished in the 1980s (a replica has since been built in its place) and his grave, in Prince George’s Country, Maryland, was paved over to make way for a parking lot. The burial site remains unmarked today.

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New Reality Show Follows Young Women Thinking About Becoming Nuns

New Reality Show Follows Young Women Thinking About Becoming Nuns

Don Bayley/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Reality meets spirituality in a reality show that debuts Tuesday night about a group of young women thinking about becoming nuns.The new Lifetime show The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns follows five young women leaving life as they know it behind as they consider taking the sacred vows and becoming nuns. The young women are in what's called the "discernment phase," where they live alongside nuns to figure out whether they're ready to put their faith above everything else.

“Women don't enter with halos. They don't come in holy,” one nun said in a preview of the show. “God called them from where they are, and they all come from different backgrounds. It will be very difficult.”"Difficult” meaning no boyfriends, no cellphones and no makeup, which the young women visibly struggle with on the show.“Religious life can be difficult, especially if you're running away from something,” the nun said. “We do have certain expectations of dress, that it certainly be modest, and that includes your makeup.”One young woman in the preview cries over this realization, saying, “But we can't have any makeup? I never even talk about my acne to anyone. It's something that's so personal. You don't understand when you look at yourself, and you're so scared that people aren't going to see you.”Another young woman confides in a nun that she feels “broken.”

The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns premieres Tuesday night at 10 p.m ET/PT on Lifetime.

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Pope Calls Europe ‘Elderly and Haggard,’ Calls on EU to Keep ‘Democracy Alive’

Pope Calls Europe ‘Elderly and Haggard,’ Calls on EU to Keep ‘Democracy Alive’

neneos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(STRASBOURG, France) -- Pope Francis addressed the European Union on Tuesday morning, urging the leaders of nations representing "more than 500 million citizens" to "[keep] democracy alive."Calling Europe "elderly and haggard...less and less a protagonist in a world which frequently regards it with aloofness, mistrust and even, at times, suspicion," Pope Francis aimed "to offer a message of hope and encouragement to all the citizens of Europe." Francis touched on a multitude of subjects, ranging from human rights to the economy, from education to the environment."A Europe which is no longer open to the transcendent dimension of life is a Europe which risks slowly losing its own soul and that 'humanistic spirit' which it still loves and defends," the pope said. Francis noted the EU motto, "United in Diversity," saying that in truth, "unity...does not mean uniformity of political, economic and cultural life, or ways of thinking." Instead, he said that he views Europe "like a family...which is all the more united when each of its members is free to be fully himself or herself.""Dear Members of the European Parliament," Pope Francis concluded, "the time has come to work together in building a Europe which revolves not around the economy, but around the sacredness of the human person, around inalienable values. In building a Europe which courageously embraces its past and confidently looks to its future in order fully to experience the hope of its present. The time has come for us to abandon the idea of a Europe which is fearful and self-absorbed, in order to revive and encourage a Europe of leadership, a repository of science, art, music, human values and faith as well."

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Student Leaders at University of Virginia Aim to End Sexual Violence

Student Leaders at University of Virginia Aim to End Sexual Violence

Alessandro Drago/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Student leaders at the University of Virginia on Monday vowed to find a solution to sexual violence, in the wake of an article in Rolling Stone magazine that detailed a horrifying sexual assault case at the school in 2012 and the way in which that case was handled.According to a news release from the school, Student Council President Jalen Ross called the article a "wakeup call." "Sexual assault is a problem that needs our undivided attention," Ross added. "Thousands of us this week have committed to responding to this hard problem with hard work and I hope that each and every one of you will join us in doing that."Ross, along with Brian Head, President of One in Four, Ashley Brown, president of One Less, and Tommy Reid, president of the school's Inter-Fraternity Council spoke out about the article on Monday. One in Four and One Less are student organizations dedicated to educating students about and preventing rape and sexual assault on the university's campus.Over the weekend, school President Teresa Sullivan announced that all of the school's fraternities would be suspended until at least Jan. 9, and that all associated social activities would be cancelled.The university's Board of Visitors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday "to discuss the University's policies and procedures regarding sexual assault."

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Nick Saban on Auburn: We Remember Last Year

Nick Saban on Auburn: We Remember Last Year

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Alabama) -- Alabama is hoping to avoid another shocking defeat to Auburn this year in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

In the final play of last year's game, Chris Davis returned a missed field goal by Alabama for a 100-yard touchdown run, stunning top-ranked Alabama.

Head coach Nick Saban said Monday that this is what the game is all about.

"We all kind of remember what happened," he added. "I think that it was very disappointing to all of us here, not just the last play, but the last five minutes of the game, that we never finished the game like we needed to and it was a tough way to lose a game."

"The Iron Bowl is one of the greatest rivalries in college football and means a lot to people in the state, regardless of which side you're on," Saban continued.  "As a competitor it's a great opportunity because this game has had a lot of significance over the last few years."

Alabama currently sits in the number one spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Meanwhile, Auburn is 4-3 in their SEC matchups this year and are 8-3.

"Their offense is one of the most productive in the country," Saban said. "They got a very good scheme. [Auburn quarterback] Nick Marshall does a fantastic job of executing that on the field."

Marshall has tossed 15 touchdowns this year and thrown for 1,859 yards.

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Michael Brown Family Attorney: ‘The System Needs to Be Indicted’

Michael Brown Family Attorney: ‘The System Needs to Be Indicted’

Brown Family / Facebook(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The family of Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, was "heartbroken" after a grand jury declined to bring charges, the family’s attorney told ABC News.Attorney Benjamin Crump said he broke the news to Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden.“She was overwhelmed with emotion and heartbroken that the system did not work equally for her child,” Crump said.Brown, 18, was unarmed at the time of the shooting by officer Darren Wilson.“We keep seeing our children killed by the people who are supposed to protect and serve them, and there are no consequences when they’re killed,” Crump said.Crump criticized the legal system, saying that changes need to be made.“The system needs to be indicted,” Crump said. “The souls of thousands of young African-Americans cry from the grave that we have to change this system. It’s imperative we have to make positive change or this will play out over and over again.”The Aug. 9 shooting has drawn national attention to the St. Louis suburb, sparking months of protests in the city.

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Christian Louboutin’s Holiday Nail Polish Costs $675

Christian Louboutin’s Holiday Nail Polish Costs $675

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Designer Christian Louboutin has released a limited-edition nail polish that costs just as much as a pair of his famous red-bottom shoes.Sold at Sephora, “Starlight” is priced at $675.

But there’s a reason why the red holiday nail lacquer comes with such a hefty price tag.The bottle, made with 1,500 hand-applied Strass crystals, is encased in an elegant box with a black lacquered finish, according to the product's press release. The leather flower detailing is also adorned in crystals, which mirrors Louboutin's $1,395 Pensamoi high heel pumps.The rouge polish color is meant to match the same signature red that the designer uses on his iconic shoe soles.According to Sephora reviews, there are shoppers purchasing the luxury designer polish.Although some are buying, the high-priced polish is still getting mixed reviews from Sephora shoppers.“I can't even see my husband buying me something so absurd,” one wrote in an online review.“Slightly pricey but worth the money,” another said.Only 1,000 bottles of Starlight have been produced worldwide.The designer’s original polish collection, Christian Louboutin Nail Colour, sells for a much lower price of $50 at Sephora.com.

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Movie Review: “Horrible Bosses 2″ (Rated R)

Movie Review: “Horrible Bosses 2″ (Rated R)

Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/© 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.(NEW YORK) -- There are three Oscar winners in the cast of Horrible Bosses 2: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, and Christoph Waltz. There’s also Chris Pine, the current face of the billion-dollar Star Trek sci-fi franchise, and Jennifer Aniston, hot off last year’s comedy hit, We’re the Millers. I haven’t even mentioned the three stars -- Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day -- all of whom bring their impressive bona fides to the table.  It takes every bit of this star power to overcome Horrible Bosses 2’s many shortcomings. After the surprising success of 2011’s Horrible Bosses, Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are now taking their destinies into their own hands by becoming entrepreneurs. They’ve invented something called a Shower Buddy, a shower head that dispenses not only water, but also soap and shampoo.

We’re reintroduced to the fellas when they go on a local TV morning show to discuss the product in hopes of attracting an investor. It’s the strongest, funniest sequence in the whole movie -- which is unfortunate, given that the majority of the film is yet to come. Despite an embarrassing visual during a demo of how the shower head works, and the inexplicably racist name of their company, they attract an investor, a multi-billion-dollar company run by Bert Hanson (Waltz), who tells the guys he’ll distribute their product if they get loan, open a factory and produce half-a-million Shower Buddies. But once they do, Bert reneges on the deal, leaving the guys in a very deep hole. Nick, Kurt and Dale hatch a plan to get their money back by kidnapping Bert’s obnoxious, cocky son, Rex, played by Chris Pine.  However, our heroes find every way possible to screw up their plan, to the point Rex actually forces them to kidnap him. It sounds funnier than it actually is. If you’re easily offended, you have no business seeing Horrible Bosses 2 because you will find some of it nauseatingly offensive. If, however, you believe nothing is sacred when it comes to comedy, then Horrible Bosses 2 will provide you a few laugh-out-loud moments, but not enough of them to justify the price of theater admission. Wait until you can stream it at home. Two-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Honda: Data Entry and Program Errors Caused Underreporting of Injury or Death Claims

Honda: Data Entry and Program Errors Caused Underreporting of Injury or Death Claims

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Honda said on Monday that it had vastly underreported claims involving accidents that resulted in injuries or deaths between 2003 and 2014.In a news release regarding a third-party audit of the company's early warning reports provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda said that it had alerted the NHTSA to the concern, prior to providing "responsive information" on Monday.

The audit found a total of 1,729 claims that Honda failed to report to NHTSA. The company blamed these failures on data entry errors, coding errors and narrow regulatory interpretation.Vehicle manufacturers are required to report an array of information each quarter to ensure that the NHTSA is aware of any claims that could signal a potential safety defect. Included in that information is any claim involving an injury or death.Honda says that it often did not enter a date into a field in its own database requesting "written claim received." By not including that date, the system failed to "distinguish reportable written claims and notices from non-reportable oral claims for relief. The company also said that the computer program it used to generate early warning reports was not properly set up and that it had used an "overly narrow interpretation of what constituted a 'written notice,'" resulting in a failure to report certain claims.Honda says it will correct the setup of its computer program, ensure the inclusion of all claims involving injury or death in future early warning reports and improve training and oversight, in addition to other actions, in an effort to prevent such failures in the future.

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Vitamin D Supplements May Not Be for Everyone

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Be for Everyone

areeya_ann/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study says that the vitamin D supplements many Americans take at a doctor's recommendation may not be quite as beneficial as they believe.According to a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults not showing symptoms of a deficiency is more beneficial or harmful. Vitamin D can be found in in certain foods, and can also be obtained by the conversion of ultraviolet rays from the skin that come in contact with bare skin. Previous studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D may be linked with increased risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.Patients with kidney disease or bone disease, as well as elderly patients, should still take vitamin D supplements if instructed to do so by their doctor, the study said. However, researchers believe that many people may not stand to benefit from vitamin D supplements not recommended by a physician.

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Researchers Say Device Could Reduce Mammography Discomfort

Researchers Say Device Could Reduce Mammography Discomfort

monkeybusinessimages/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say that a newer, less painful mammogram may be possible.According to a study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers believe that the improved process can exert pressure throughout the breast tissue, avoiding direct force applied to the breast.

Researchers tested the proposed procedure on over 400 women. Of those participants, 27 percent said they experienced less severe pain, compared to the current standard protocol.Researchers say the images produced by the mammography were not inferior to the old technique, and could be implemented in many hospitals or doctors' offices quickly using a simple device.The proposed mammography method did have at least one drawback, however. Researchers found that the pressure-based test had three times the number of people forced to re-do the test when compared to the force-based test.

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Police Officer Wounded in Shooting Near Ferguson

Police Officer Wounded in Shooting Near Ferguson

Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo.) -- A police officer in University City, Missouri was wounded in a shooting late Monday, but at this point it’s not clear whether the shooting is related to protests in nearby Ferguson, authorities said.The officer’s condition is unknown.The St. Louis County Police Department confirmed the shooting, saying a search for the suspect is underway.Local and national protests followed Monday’s announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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Meryl Streep Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

Meryl Streep Honored with Medal of Freedom at White House Ceremony

ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Monday honored Meryl Streep and 18 other individuals with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.At the White House ceremony, Obama spoke very highly of the three-time Oscar winner.

“I love Meryl Streep,” the president proudly declared. “I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it.”Referring to Streep's role in the film Mamma Mia!, Obama joked, “She's done it all for her craft. She's sung ABBA, which, you know, that's something."Obama continued reviewing Streep's prolific career: "She learned violin. She wore a nun's habit, faced down a charging lion, mastered every accent under the sun. She inhabits her characters so fully and compassionately."The honorees also included actress Marlo Thomas, singer Stevie Wonder, newsman Tom Brokaw and composer Stephen Sondheim.

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