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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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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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Multiple lawsuits have been filed by victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. The company that owns the Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts International, is among the parties being sued. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds Of Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting File Lawsuits

Defendants in the suits include MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, and Live Nation, the organizer of the country music festival where 58 people were killed last month.

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.

Virginia's Board of Elections has delayed certification of ballots for two districts two weeks after elections there. Ballots in the 28th and 88th house districts are contested after a mix-up. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Virginia Delays Vote Certification After Error In Ballot Distribution

The state's Board of Elections voted to delay certification of election results for the 28th and 88th House of Delegates districts amid allegations of incorrect ballot distribution.

Camille Miller (left) is still trying to adjust to her new life in a retirement community. She gets advice from Morris Gordon, who made a similar move earlier this year. Patti English; Nicole Acevedo hide caption

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Adjusting To Life In A Retirement Home 'Not As Scary As I Thought'

Camille Miller just left her home of 35 years and moved into a senior housing community. Morris Gordon made the same move earlier this year, and is happier and more active than he expected to be.

Adjusting To Life In A Retirement Home 'Not As Scary As I Thought'

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On Twitter on July 26, President Trump declared that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the military, contrary to a policy announced by the Pentagon last year. Now 5 trans service members have sued over the announcement. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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.

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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