A daily look at breaking news and stories that will be talked about today:
1. EARLIER BLACK FRIDAY KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SHOPPING
This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop instead.
2. INVESTORS SHOPPING, TOO
Stocks were up solidly on Black Friday as investors were buying on good financial news out of Europe and China.
3. D.C. ON RECORD PACE FOR FEWEST HOMICIDES
The number of murders in the nation’s capital is on pace to finish lower than 100 for the first time since 1963.
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4. EGYPT’S MORSI: POWERS AIMED AT EX-REGIME ‘WEEVILS’
Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi told thousands of supporters that his latest decisions granting himself sweeping powers were meant to stop “weevils” from the former regime from stopping progress.
5. GAZA CROWDS SURGE AT ISRAEL BORDER FENCE, 1 DEAD
Israeli troops fired to push back Gaza crowds surging toward Israel’s border fence with the Hamas-ruled territory in the first violence after a truce was declared.
6. ALL ABOARD THE PARTY TRAIN
The long trip from Southern California to Las Vegas is about to get bigger, better and boozier.
7. 140 CARS AND TRUCKS IN TEXAS HOLIDAY PILEUP
A big crash in extremely dense fog near Beaumont , Texas, kills two motorists and sends dozens to hospitals.
8. MEXICO WANTS TO BOOT THE U AND THE S
Its formal name is “The United Mexican States” and President Felipe Calderon wants to make it simply “Mexico.”
9. HALLE BERRY’S EX ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED BATTERY
The Oscar-winning actress and her model ex-boyfriend have been involved in a custody dispute involving their 4-year-old daughter.
10. JETS CRASH AGAINST PATRIOTS; TEBOW SIDELINED BY BROKEN RIBS
New England scores a staggering 21 points in 52 seconds en route to a 49-19 blowout of New York