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Pakistani Islamic students sift through rubble at a destroyed religious seminary belonging to the Haqqani network after a US drone strike in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on November 21, 2013.

Was top U.S. spy in Pakistan just outed?

The top U.S. spy in Pakistan may have just been publicly identified.

A Pakistani political party released a name they say is the CIA's station chief there.


Tips from a Black Friday super shopper!

From the moment Wes Dunlap met his wife, Terri, he knew there was something different about her.

"Our very first date, I go to pick her up," he says. "She comes out with a pocketbook and a bag. And she says, 'Is there any way we could stop by Macy's on the way? I need to return something.'"

Once in a lifetime holiday convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah spawns greetings like this Happy Thanksgivukkah card from justWink by American Greetings

Speed read: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

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Mr. Moviefone on Disney's 'Frozen': "I love this movie."

Disney's 'Frozen': Ticket or skip it?

Got six seconds? Get fast-forwarded reviews on these movies and everything else at the theater this weekend on Mr. Moviefone's site,

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How to shutdown one awkward Thanksgiving conversation quickly and with grace

How to deal with 'that guy' at Thanksgiving

The conversations around the dinner table during the holidays can get a little awkward -- especially if the subject of money comes up.

No worries! HLN's Jennifer Westhoven has a little advice to help you get through that. Even if you have one of "those guys" (or girls) in your family.

Longview Police Department detective units and two physical evidence section vans sit outside Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center after a stabbing Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Longview, Texas. A nurse died and four people were injured.

Nurse dies protecting patients from knife attack

A nurse in Texas gave her life, trying to protect her patients.

Gail Sandidge ran to help, when she heard screams at good shepherd  medical center in Longview.

Cops: 3 girls held captive in Arizona home

Cops: 3 girls held captive in their own home

Two girls, ages 12 & 13, appear to have escaped from a Tucson area home where their mother and stepfather may have been keeping them hostage for years. Police found a third girl, 17, in a separate bedroom.

HLN's Robin Meade reports.

File: O.J. Simpson returns to the courtroom after a lunch break during the fifth day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

O.J. Simpson loses fight for new trial

O.J. Simpson just lost his fight for a new trial.

A Nevada judge said there was overwhelming evidence to support Simpson’s 2008 conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery.

A pedestrian walks amidst the newly fallen snow along Grandview Avenue on November 26, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Along the East Coast winter storms are threatening to make Thanksgiving holiday travel dangerous.

Over the Nor'easter and through the snow...

Ready or not, here it comes.

Expect rain, snow and wind on the second-busiest travel day of the year. 

In this handout image provided by NASA/NOAA, a large winter system moves across the United States and is combining with cold air moving down from Canada, bringing snow to some areas November 26, 2013. Major travel impacts are expected along the main highways throughout the eastern U.S.

Speed read: Wednesday, November 27

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Drivers, get ready for a Nor'easter (CNN)
--  AAA: 43.4 million people will hit the road this holiday