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Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season

Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season

The store has been open since 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will remain open until 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Online sales are expected to be up 7 percent to 10 percent to as much as $117 billion, compared to a 9 percent growth rate past year.


Some facts about the report tabled Thursday by the election reform committee

Some facts about the report tabled Thursday by the election reform committee

The referendum would allow Canadians to choose between the current system and a type of proportional voting, although the report left it up to the government to choose which type. The minister in charge of finding Canada a better electoral system apologized Friday to the MPs tasked with exploring her options after she misrepresented their work and accused them of shirking their duties on the floor of the House of Commons.



9 bodies recovered from burned Oakland warehouse

Ray Kelly said crews had found 24 bodies so far from the wreckage of the so-called " Ghost Ship " warehouse in Oakland. Ranelletti also confirmed that the warehouse did not have a permit for Friday's party. It took about five hours to extinguish the blaze. "There wasn't a real entry or exit path", she noted. "It was a" devasting scene" said Mayor Libby Schaaf .


French President Hollande says he is not running the 2017 elections

French President Hollande says he is not running the 2017 elections

Hollande said he would seek re-election if he were able to curb the unemployment rate in France, which for years has hovered around 10 percent. Le Pen, who heads the National Front, told The Associated Press at a party event later Friday that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election shows that "the system" she has long denounced for keeping power in the hands of political elites is vulnerable.



Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

Since her party won elections a year ago, the Nobel Peace Prize victor has hardly spoken out on the issue. Some 33,000 registered Rohingya refugees are lodged in two camps in southern Cox's Bazar district. The US and other nations have called for an independent investigation into the latest violence in Rakhine. Estimates of the death toll range between dozens and several hundred.



Residents of Iraq's Mosul fight, jostle over food

The offensive to retake Mosul started six weeks ago and is seen a decisive battle in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). ISIS is now limited to only the western part of Mosul, after airstrikes destroyed the bridges over the river Tigris that connected the two sides.