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How understaffed are stores? Smaller retailers feel the holiday-shopping strain

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Jennifer Beecher, left, and her sister-in-law Ashley Beecher, right, enjoy going shopping on Black Friday at Best Buy, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Houston. This year is the first time the pair has arrived before dawn to shop. T Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle/AP hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim, American musical theater icon, has died at age 91

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An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. The Biden administration on Friday, Nov. 26, called for an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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WHO is trying to start outlining international rules for COVID outbreaks

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Making sense of Americans' current spending habits

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Books We Love: Audie Cornish recommends 'Nina' by Traci Todd and Christian Robinson

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A new report suggests that abuses of power surrounded Andrew Cuomo's book deal

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Audiences gravitate to TV shows with more diverse writers and casts, report says

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U.S. and Iran to talk nuclear deal on Monday

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Dr. Francis Collins on what we know about the Omicron variant so far

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Daniel Dae Kim talks about 'The Hot Zone: Anthrax' and representation

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Peter Jackson's Beatles docuseries adds nuance and revelations to well-known stories

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Protestors in Sudan took to the streets Thursday to push for civilian rule

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Tensions have been high as the presidential election in Honduras nears

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