Outgunned Hamas, Displaced Pets, and 'Thinspiration'

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Top Stories: With the conflict raging on, Hamas "badly outgunned on the battlefield, appeared to be trying to exploit its increased political clout with its ideological allies in Egypt’s new Islamist-led government" as both sides met for with Egypt to discuss, indirectly, truce.

World: Herat—a place in Afghanistan which "has probably advanced further than any other in this country toward modernity over the past 10 years"—worries about encroaching violence.

U.S.: A federal judge in the Middle District of Alabama will rule soon on whether or not it is legal to segregate inmates with H.I.V.

New York: For pet owners displaced by Sandy, the ASPCA is housing animals in a "temporary home, a 20,000-square-foot emergency boarding center that opened over the weekend in a vacant warehouse in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn."

Technology: With a plethora of tablet options this holiday season, "the new market of keyboardless computers is quickly becoming as confusing as that of the old-school PC."

Media & Advertising: A key to the young male market is Machinima, "a Web and mobile distribution network that delivers free game-oriented shows, trailers and news reports" that eventually wants to use its leverage as a "must-visit" site to produce long-form, high quality programs.

Science: Government subsidies for rebuilding on coastlines after storms draws raised eyebrows among those who wonder why we keep occupying spaces that are vulnerable.

Health: The same way girls turn to "thinspiration" boys are turning to "fitspiration" and unhealthy lifestyles to maintain ideal, muscular figures.

Sports: Life for Jeremy Lin "post-Linsanity" as he plays for the Rockets.

Opinion: Paul Krugman reminisces about the economy in the "Twinkie Era" of the 1950s.

Theater: Charles Isherwood says that a revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson "feels like a generous gift: the stage equivalent of a free Thanksgiving turkey, amply stuffed and surrounded by all the trimmings."

Music: The double album 'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah looks at both Hanukkah in America and the Jewish influence on Christmas music.

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