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An ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or "ghost guns," at an agency field office in Glendale, Calif. There's a growing industry of companies that sell gun kits, instructions and do-it-yourself components online to help people build their own guns. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

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When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled his plan to undo the 2015 "net neutrality" rules that had placed Internet providers under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

There are many different ways to hold a divining rod or dowsing rod. Some people prefer to "witch" for water with a pendulum. The practice relies on the idea that the object will suddenly move when a person passes over water. Traite De La Physique Occulte/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes

Biologist Sally Le Page couldn't believe it when she heard a folk magic practice was being used to look for water mains in 2017. But 10 out of 12 companies confirmed they sometimes rely on divining.

The Washington Post says eight women have accused television host Charlie Rose of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior. Andy Kropa/Invision/AP hide caption

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Charlie Rose Fired By CBS, After 8 Women Accused Him Of Sexual Harassment

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions. On Tuesday, CBS announced it had terminated his employment.

Nick Vargas talks with Dr. Kathryn Hall at The Source, an LGBT center in Visalia, Calif. Hall says that time and time again, her patients tell her they're afraid to come out to their other doctors. Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio hide caption

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'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

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For LGBTQ Americans in rural areas, finding a sympathetic physician can be difficult. And that challenge makes getting appropriate health care even harder.

'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

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Protesters stand arm-in-arm as they block an entrance to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco, Calif., on May 1. San Francisco sued the Trump administration over its threats to cut grant money to cities that don't fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Punishing 'Sanctuary Cities'

A judge in California has issued a permanent injunction against an executive order that promised to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that didn't cooperate with immigration authorities.

Doctors think the chronic pain of "shoulder impingement" may arise from age-related tendon and muscle degeneration, or from a bone spur that can rub against a tendon. Michele Constantini/Getty Images/PhotoAlto hide caption

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than sham surgery in their randomized test.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the chairman of the German Christian Social Union state group, Alexander Dobrindt, center, arrive for a faction meeting at the Bundestag, in Berlin, on Monday. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Germany's Merkel: New Elections Preferable To Minority Government

The chancellor says she's "very skeptical" of forming a minority government, something that hasn't happened in nearly 70 years. New elections are the better option, she says.

Vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table? Adam Rapoport, editor in chief of Bon Appétit, suggests making Hasselback butternut squash. Find the recipe here. Bobbi Lin/Bon Appétit hide caption

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Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.

Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

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