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Who is to blame for inflation? Some say greedy corporations are the culprits. (Photo by Peter Ruck/BIPs/Getty Images) Peter Ruck/Getty Images hide caption

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The mystery of rising prices: Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?

Inflation has been pushing prices up all year, but economists and politicians don't agree on where it's coming from.

The mystery of rising prices. Are greedy corporations to blame for inflation?

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the age-old debate alights: When should you hang up your Christmas decorations? A new survey reveals where Americans stand. Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images hide caption

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When should you put up Christmas lights? A new survey illuminates an evergreen debate

The age-old debate is back: When is the acceptable time to put up Christmas lights? A survey says Dec. 1 is a popular date, but some people — especially in Georgia — like to start sooner.

When should you put up Christmas lights? A new survey illuminates an evergreen debate

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Aerial photograph of the dominant fissure three erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone of Maunaloa, taken at approximately 8 a.m. HST Nov. 29, 2022. Fissure three fountains were up to 25 meters this morning and the vent was feeding the main lava flow to the northeast. M. Patrick/USGS hide caption

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Maunaloa remains steady, while geologists encourage vigilance

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Lava is shooting up to 200-feet in the air as the Maunaloa eruption continues on Hawaiʻi Island. Currently, no homes or communities are threatened by the lava flows.

Community members, including Walmart employees, gather for a candlelight vigil at Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday for the six people killed at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A survivor of the Virginia mass shooting files a $50 million lawsuit against Walmart

A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting is suing the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — "who had known propensities for violence."

Nick Fuentes, center, greets supporters before speaking at a pro-Trump march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Fuentes, who has been labeled a white supremacist and anti-Semite by the Anti-Defamation League, sat down for dinner with former President Trump and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, last week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Republican leaders denounce Trump's dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view "are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States."

President Joe Biden meets with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year on Tuesday at the White House in Washington. From left: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden urges Congress to avert a rail strike

President Biden warned that congressional action was likely needed to avert a rail strike. His remarks came as bipartisan House and Senate leaders met to talk about legislative priorities.

Ukrainian flags fly in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 19, marking the graves of soldiers killed in action following the Russian invasion earlier this year. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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A journalist's plea to the West: 'Pay attention to Ukraine and its fate'

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Invasion author Luke Harding began reporting from Ukraine in December 2021 and was in Kyiv the night before the Russian invasion began. "There is no mood inside Ukrainian society to yield," he says.

University of Pennsylvania Police Officer and K9 Uman, a black Labrador Retriever trained in explosives detection, conducting a package search during a routine training exercise. Wise K9 Photography hide caption

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Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

The pandemic led to global supply snarls — including a shortage of dogs who detect explosives. One big reason is that the U.S. gets the vast majority of its dogs from other countries.

Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

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