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Nebraska Family Adopts Eight Brothers

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It all began with a phone call that would forever change the lives of one Nebraska couple - and eight brothers who needed a loving home. After Melissa and Scott Groves had trouble conceiving, they decided to get away and visit family in Davenport, Iowa, during the summer of 2003. That's when they learned that Melissa's aunt had become a foster mom to a baby she would ultimately adopt. "She inspired me," Melissa Groves, 35, tells People. "I knew fostering existed, I just didn't think it was going to be part of my life." When the couple returned to home to Omaha, »


- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow

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P.D. James Dies at 94

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P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature. James, who has died at age 94, is best known as the creator of sensitive Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. But her wickedly acute imagination ranged widely, inserting a murder into the mannered world of Jane Austen in Death Comes to Pemberley and creating a bleak dystopian future in The Children of Men.Publisher Faber and Faber said James died peacefully on Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England. Faber, James' publisher for more than 50 years, »


- Associated Press

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See Amal Clooney's Chic Airport Style on Thanksgiving Alongside Hubby George (Photo)

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While you're doing lunges in your yoga pants to prepare for a Thanksgiving feast, Amal Clooney is killing it in the fashion department. At Heathrow Airport on Thursday, newlyweds Amal and George looked like the picture-perfect couple as they boarded a flight out of London's Heathrow Airport. In a casual yet chic ensemble, Amal, 36, paired her black, ripped skinny jeans with a white tee underneath a cream, snake-print jacket. Photos: George & Amal's Globe-trotting Romance George's airport style was a little more understated than his new wife's, but he still looked sharp in a pair of loose-fitting blue jeans and a »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Meet the 2014 National Dog Show Champion: Nathan the Bloodhound

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Not everyone is talking turkey on Thanksgiving, Nathan the Bloodhound is stealing some of the spotlight. The four-year-old canine took home the title of Best in Show at the 2014 National Dog Show on Thursday. The adorable and well-mannered pooch won the hound group and then managed to out strut all the other group winners, including Freda the French bulldog and Bogey the samoyed. The champ had plenty of help from his co-owner and handler, Heather Helmer, who has been showing the dog since he was only 6 months old. This is the biggest win for the pair thus far. Helmer and »


- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Andy Murray Engaged to Kim Sears

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It's a different kind of love for tennis star Andy Murray. The 27-year-old recently proposed to his long-time girlfriend Kim Sears, his management company has confirmed. The former Wimbledon champ and Sears, 26, have been dating since 2005, after meeting at the U.S. Open that same year, reports the BBC. Sears is a regular at many of Murray's matches, cheering on her beau from the sidelines Fans started hearing wedding bells earlier this year, when Murray joked about marriage plans during a Wimbledon Q&A session. The Scottish athlete went on Twitter shortly after the comment to shoot down rumors »


- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Infographic: What Would Your Favorite TV Character Bring to Thanksgiving?

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Thanksgiving is here again, and you know what that means - time to eat! This year, instead of fighting with your family over stuffing recipes and potato mashing techniques, let your favorite TV characters take care of all the cooking. We aren't talking about microwaved TV dinners either. In this alternate Turkey Day reality, Tyrion Lannister is bring a turkey fresh from the woods of Westeros and Olivia Pope is pulling out bottles of red wine straight from her private collection. Check out the infographic above to see the cornucopia of fixings Frank Underwood, Homer Simpson and more have in store for the ultimate, »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Lightning Misses Twice for Broadway Beaux

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Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for People since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach."I think there's a direct correlation between opening your big fat mouth and the idol having to get played." - Reynold Toeppfer, Survivor: CaramoanPoor Josh and Reed. Have there ever been two such near-misses in Survivor history? At the merge, Josh had been set to lead his majority alliance to victory. He had orchestrated the perfect blindside of Jeremy - until Julie quit the game and the Meat Brothers alienated Jaclyn. Within three days, Josh »


- Stephen Fishbach, @stephenfishbach

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Lightning Misses Twice for Broadway Beaux

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Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for People since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach."I think there's a direct correlation between opening your big fat mouth and the idol having to get played." - Reynold Toeppfer, Survivor: CaramoanPoor Josh and Reed. Have there ever been two such near-misses in Survivor history? At the merge, Josh had been set to lead his majority alliance to victory. He had orchestrated the perfect blindside of Jeremy - until Julie quit the game and the Meat Brothers alienated Jaclyn. Within three days, Josh »


- Stephen Fishbach, @stephenfishbach

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Phillip Hughes Dies After Suffering Hit During Match

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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match. Australia captain Michael Clarke, trying to compose himself several times, read a brief statement on behalf of Hughes' parents, brother and sister at a news conference at St. Vincent's Hospital that was broadcast live around Australia. "We're devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and brother Phillip. Cricket was Phillip's life, and we as a family shared that love of the game with him ... We love you," Clarke read, holding back tears before leaving the room. »


- Associated Press

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In Seattle, Tofu Turkeys Get Thanksgiving Pardons

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As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can't. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week. Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the tofu turkey at City Hall to draw attention to hunger in the community. It will be donated to Rainier Valley Food Bank. Kelly acknowledged that Seattle's reputation in the rest of the country is "a little bit 'granola' " and that Murray was poking fun at himself. Communications director Jeff Reading said Tuesday that the mayor has no plan to pardon any of Seattle's »


- Associated Press

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Prince William Advocates for Africa's Wildlife: 'Time Is Running Out'

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Before Prince William and Princess Kate tackle the concrete jungle of New York City in December, the prince focused on the plight of wildlife in the African jungles. "Rangers face grave danger every day," longtime wildlife champion William said Tuesday night while speaking at the annual Tusk Conservation awards in London. "We live in a sorry world when an elephant requires the sacrifice of a human being for its own survival." The prince, 32, highlighted the growing battle brave wildlife rangers face as rhino horn and ivory continue to be the magnet for ruthless poachers and heavily armed criminal gangs in Africa. »


- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Bill Cosby's Children: The Troubles and Tragedy of a Famous Family

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Bill Cosby, who has been called "America's Dad," has had five children of his own with wife Camille: Erika, Erinn, Ennis, Ensa, and Evin. And the 77-year-old entertainer's family life has been touched by difficulties - and tragedy. Cosby's daughters, and his wife of more than 50 years have always been fiercely private, and they have not spoken publicly on the current controversy surrounding the comedian, who stands accused of sexual abuse by more than a dozen women. Struck by TragedyThe couple's only son, Ennis, was murdered in 1997. He was shot to death at age 27 during an attempted robbery on »

- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios

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Stepfather Charged with Murder of Missing Pennsylvania Mother of 3

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Loved ones and friends of the 33-year-old mother of three who went missing Friday have all met their worst fear. Jessica Padgett, of Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, was found dead Wednesday, and her stepfather, Gregory R. Graf, 53, has been charged with the murder. "Unfortunately, we have sad news to announce today," Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said, according to The Morning Call. "Jessica Padgett is deceased. She is the victim of a homicide." Padgett went missing after she left her job around 1 p.m. at Duck Duck Goose Child Care in Northampton, Pennsylvania. Morganelli said her stepfather admitted to shooting »

- Caitlin Keating, @caitkeating

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Kelly Clarkson Gets Festive in Her New Music Video for 'Wrapped in Red'

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[Youtube "7IFfZRVRbqM"] Who says that Christmas music has to wait until after Thanksgiving? Not Kelly Clarkson! The 32-year-old singer has released a brand new music video for the title track of her album Wrapped in Red, and it's just what we need to keep us warm as the snow starts to set in along the East Coast. The video is simple but sweet, featuring the American Idol winner belting out the song in a variety of glam outfits with clips of general merrymaking intercut throughout. The clips have a home video feel and feature everything from tree-lighting to tobogganing. Makes you long »


- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Kelly Clarkson Gets Festive in Her New Music Video for 'Wrapped in Red'

20 hours ago

[Youtube "7IFfZRVRbqM"] Who says that Christmas music has to wait until after Thanksgiving? Not Kelly Clarkson! The 32-year-old singer has released a brand new music video for the title track of her album Wrapped in Red, and it's just what we need to keep us warm as the snow starts to set in along the East Coast. The video is simple but sweet, featuring the American Idol winner belting out the song in a variety of glam outfits with clips of general merrymaking intercut throughout. The clips have a home video feel and feature everything from tree-lighting to tobogganing. Makes you long »


- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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