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Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) — Khloe Kardashian was “really excited” about hosting her first Thanksgiving for her family at her home in California.

“We always go2 my mama’s house, so this year I’m really really excited,” she Tweeted. “This is a first.”

Kardashian, 30, admitted she had been “cooking for hours” and her treats look delicious.

“Happy Thanksgiving my loves!! Good luck cooking and enjoy your loved ones. The idea of thanksgiving should not be limited to one continent or to one day, each day we all should be thankful for what we have so far and for the blessings that we have yet received,” she shared on Instagram.

Next, she shared a pic of a homemade pie and a casserole — “A sneak peak of my craziness.”

“I know you see my OCD in high gear when you look at my cookie jars. I have a problem… I know… but I like everything neat and in its place. This kind of stuff makes me SO happy!! #HappyThanksgiving, she added.

Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) — Khloe Kardashian was “really excited” about hosting her first Thanksgiving for her family at her home in California.

“We always go2 my mama’s house, so this year I’m really really excited,” she Tweeted. “This is a first.”

Kardashian, 30, admitted she had been “cooking for hours” and her treats look delicious.

“Happy Thanksgiving my loves!! Good luck cooking and enjoy your loved ones. The idea of thanksgiving should not be limited to one continent or to one day, each day we all should be thankful for what we have so far and for the blessings that we have yet received,” she shared on Instagram.

Next, she shared a pic of a homemade pie and a casserole — “A sneak peak of my craziness.”

“I know you see my OCD in high gear when you look at my cookie jars. I have a problem… I know… but I like everything neat and in its place. This kind of stuff makes me SO happy!! #HappyThanksgiving, she added.

Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Protesters upset by the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this week showed up on Friday to voice their dissatisfaction on a day when consumers typically go on a shopping splurge.

Over 100 protesters marched through the Galleria Mall near St. Louis, blocked the aisle and forcing some stores to temporarily close.

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, the protest eventually moved on to the West County Center, during which protesters laid on the floor, representing the time that Michael Brown’s body was left on the street.

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AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study shows that only about 50 percent of Americans who later developed dementia were subject to a timely mental assessment.

According to the study, published in the journal Neurology, looked at 300 older Americans and found that about half had received a clinical cognitive evaluation. The test, performed by either a neurologist, a psychiatrist or a family doctor, is supposed to diagnose cognitive impairment or dementia.

Researchers say that while there is no cure for dementia, treatment can lead to improved quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones. Early evaluation can also lead to more time at a more mild stage of the disease.

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pablographix/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. military forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between Wednesday and Friday.

According to U.S. Central Command, just two of those strikes took place in Syria — one near Kobani and one near Aleppo. Those strikes struck one ISIS fighting position, a staging area and a tactical unit. Assisting U.S. forces in those strikes were forces from Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The strikes in Iraq destroyed five ISIS bunkers, 12 ISIS vehicles, a bulldozer, two fighting positions, an armored vehicle and a heavy weapon, while striking an ISIS-occupied building, a large unit, seven tactical units and two units.

Forces from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the U.K. took part in the strikes within Iraq.

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – NBA: Chicago Bulls 109 (10-6) – Boston Celtics 102 (4-9)

Top 25 College Football: Western Kentucky 67 (7-5) (26) Marshall 66 (11-1) – Overtime

Top 25 Men’s Basketball: (11) Kansas 82 (4-1) – Tennessee 67 (2-2)

NHL: New York Rangers 3 (10-8-4, 24pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (8-11-3, 19pts)

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ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images(CONAKRY, Guinea) — French President Francois Hollande traveled to Guinea on Friday, making him the first Western leader to travel to an Ebola-affected nation.

Hollande made the trip to get a first-hand look at the conditions in Guinea and to declare the international community’s “duty” to support the nation, according to his website. Upon arrival, Hollande told reporters that he wanted to “salute the organizations that are dedicated to treating the Guinean people.”

Hollande met with Guinean President Alpha Conde, promising to continue providing support for the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

According to his website, Hollande will visit the Pasteur Institute at Donka Hospital in Conakry and take part in a round table on the international response to Ebola. Later on Friday, the French President will hold a joint press conference with President Conde, take part in a reception in honor of Guinea’s French community, and meet with French medical staff working in Guinea.

Hollande will then spend the weekend in Senegal for a summit of French-speaking nations.

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JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street finished about level on Friday, on a half day of trading, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average squeezed out a new record-high close.

The Dow gained 0.49, finishing the day at 17828.24.

The Nasdaq climbed 4.31 to 4791.63, while the S&P 500 slipped off of a record close on Wednesday, dipping 5.27 to 2067.56.

On Thursday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries announced that they would keep their oil production targets where they had been set, despite a higher than expected supply of oil on the markets. That decision sent oil prices tumbling, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Consumers were expected to spend Friday taking advantage of Black Friday deals at numerous retailers, though discounts being offered online have eaten into the turnout at some brick-and-mortar stores.

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JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street finished about level on Friday, on a half day of trading, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average squeezed out a new record-high close.

The Dow gained 0.49, finishing the day at 17828.24.

The Nasdaq climbed 4.31 to 4791.63, while the S&P 500 slipped off of a record close on Wednesday, dipping 5.27 to 2067.56.

On Thursday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries announced that they would keep their oil production targets where they had been set, despite a higher than expected supply of oil on the markets. That decision sent oil prices tumbling, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Consumers were expected to spend Friday taking advantage of Black Friday deals at numerous retailers, though discounts being offered online have eaten into the turnout at some brick-and-mortar stores.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — U.S.-style Black Friday has hit British shores with an unprecedented force, even resulting in a few arrests and a shopper’s broken wrist.

Tens of thousands of shoppers flocked to the malls and the main streets across the country to bag a bargain on a day that has become increasingly popular there in recent years. The big rush apparently caught many of the stores off guard, so, unsurprisingly, the resulting chaos this morning included some stampeding shoppers climbing over each other to get their hands on items, as well as occasional violence.

Police in the north of the U.K. were reportedly called to a Tesco store to restore calm, tweeting, “at least two people arrested at #BlackFriday sales events already this morning. Keep calm people!”

Giant retailer Tesco said only a “small number” of stores were affected, according to the BBC.

But Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said in a statement, “The events of last night were totally predictable and I am disappointed that stores did not have sufficient security staff on duty,” adding, “This created situations where we had to deal with crushing, disorder and disputes between customers.

Almost 200 shoppers refused to leave one store even though they were warned that all their stock had been sold, according to the BBC. Fights erupted with one man threatening to “smash a staff members face in,” police said.

A shopper described to the BBC how Black Friday frenzy began Thursday night at one store: “I looked at the massive crowd to see people climbing over shelves and displays, staff running for cover, fights breaking out, stock flying through air, people breaking through carrying televisions – and this was before the sale had even started.”

Some people who did not want to venture into the chaotic stores instead tried their luck online. But to no avail, when some of the main retailers’ websites crashed from the rush of shoppers trying to purchase goods electroniacally.

Retailers are banking on Black Friday being their biggest shopping day this year in the U.K., with credit card companies such as Visa hoping people will spend more than $800 million on cards alone. And they are also predicting that the spending spree will continue through the weekend and into Cyber Monday with some estimating the weekend will generate at least $2.6 billion.

As for Friday’s commotion, The Greater Manchester Police Department listed several incidents to which it has responded in Tesco stores there:

-“At 11:34 p.m. on Thursday 27th November 2014, officers were called to Tesco Central Park, Wigan after reports of several hundred people trying to enter the store. Two men were ejected before control was regained.

-Officers were also called to Tesco on Ashton Road West at 11:40 p.m. yesterday, after more than 500 people attended the store.

-The Tesco store at Ellesmere Shopping Centre in Walkden was closed down after a crowd of more than 500 people attended. Shoppers were asked to leave.

-The Tesco Extra in Stretford was closed after fights broke out between shoppers trying to get their hands on sale stock. A woman suffered minor injuries after being hit by a falling television and an ambulance was called. The store was closed at 12:36 a.m., just over half an hour after the sales event started.

-Shortly after 1:05 a.m. on Friday 28th November 2014, police were called to Tesco on Woodrow Way, Salford. One man was arrested on suspicion of assault after his conduct in store was challenged by staff. He threatened to “smash” a staff member’s face in.

-At 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, officers were called to Tesco Extra on Barton Road, Middleton, following reports that around 200 people would not leave, despite being told stock had all gone. Doors had been locked but they refused to leave. No arrests were made.

-Shortly after 12:05 am on Friday, police called to Tesco Extra on Stockport Road, Hattersley, following reports of fighting in store. Approximately 300 people were present in store and staff were advised to close. One man was arrested for a public order offense.”

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