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Workers burn tires to block one of the main entrances to the harbour in Antwerp, Belgium, during a first regional strike Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp portBelgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port, rush hour traffic. More action until Dec. 15
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Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern provinceIraqi troops and Shiite militias retake 2 militant-held towns in eastern province
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, left, congratulates Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman after their NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Chicago. The Bears won 21-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Bears rally for 21-13 victory over BuccaneersMatt Forte, Bears rally for 21-13 victory over Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Lovie Smith's return
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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Lacy, Packers grind past Vikings 24-21Lacy, Packers grind past Vikings 24-21 to move into NFC North lead with Patriots up next
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Philadelphia 76ers' head coach Brett Brown gestures to a player during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
As 76ers' Brown nears 100 games, can he be judged?As 76ers' Brown nears 100 games coached, can his record be evaluated?
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Afghan official: suicide attack toll at least 50Afghan official: death toll in sports tournament attack is "at least 50," more than 60 wounded
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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith tries to call a time out during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
ICYMI: Beckham's 1-handed grab; Pats-Pack on tapIn case you missed it in NFL's Week 12: Giants rookie Odell Beckham's catch as good as it gets
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In this June 15, 2014 photo, Rita Schwerner Bender speaks outside the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Miss., following a commemorative service for her late husband, Michael Schwerner, and the two other civil rights workers killed in the “Mississippi Burning” case. Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, but the honor is not sitting well with some of their relatives. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom19 artists, activists, lawmakers, others to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama
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Swiss museum deciding on Gurlitt art troveSwiss museum to announce decision on future of collector Gurlitt's art trove
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  • Orange County schools made 50 the new zero, Jeb Bush says

    In a high-profile summit on education last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said we shouldn't worry so much about students' self-esteem when it comes to setting grades. "This morning, over 213 million Chinese students went to school and nobody debated whether academic expectations should be lowered in order to protect their students' self-esteem," he said Thursday at the National Summit on Education Reform. St. Petersburg Times, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 09:22 PM
  • Jeb Bush blasts public school "monopolies"

    Bush, a prospective presidential candidate in 2016, urged a crowd of hundreds to take bold action to disrupt school systems that work for some students but not for many. An ideal system, he said, "wouldn't start with more than 13,000 government-run, unionized, politicized monopolies, who trap good teachers, administrators and struggling students in a system that nobody can escape." The Orlando Sentinel, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 12:04 PM
  • Lifeguard to 'most honest insurance person'

    As a University of Florida student, Joseph Baker spent his summer break as a lifeguard on a Jacksonville beach. It was there that he met a girl named Dede Duguid. The Orlando Sentinel, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:43 PM
  • Former Apopka Mayor John Land died this morning

    John Land was honored Friday night by the Tri-County League of Cities which renamed its Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor, giving the first-ever Mayor John H. Land Lifetime Achievement Award to the former mayor himself. He appeared healthy and spry at the banquet in Winter Park, accepting... John Land was honored Friday night by the Tri-County League of Cities which renamed its Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor, giving the first-ever Mayor John H. Land Lifetime Achievement Award to the former mayor himself. The Orlando Sentinel, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 12:03 PM
  • Orange Co. considers new K-8 schools

    Members of the Orange County School Board moved forward with plans to potentially create K-8 schools at two current elementary school locations. According to the district, it also plans to develop a K-8 school on district property known as the Old Audubon Park site. Click Orlando, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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