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Monopoly To Drop Iconic Token

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hey Monopoly fans, say “sew long” to the iconic Thimble token. After nearly a month of voting in the Monopoly Token Madness campaign, more than 4 million votes from fans around the world decided that the Thimble token will not “Pass GO” in the next generation of the Monopoly game. The game’s ...

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Children Are Stars At ‘Christmas In The City’

BOSTON (CBS) — Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at the annual “Christmas In the City” event, held for over 4,500 homeless children Sunday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were also there to greet the children who received Christmas gifts at the “Winter Wonderland”-themed ...

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One Last Dispatch From The Land Of Chess Kings And Billionaires

Left: Magnus Carlsen, 26, at the World Chess Championship’s opening gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Right: Sergey Karjakin, 26, tests the overhead lights in the playing hall. All photographs by Misha Friedman Watching an elite chess match in person is at once enjoyable and discomfiting. You follow the players’ actions — their moves, their mannerisms — ...

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Helping efforts to shelter homeless families, address world hunger and recycle used grease into fine soaps — Weekend Reading: Dec. 2 edition

After the Thanksgiving holiday, we came back to work to discover news about Microsoft’s participation in a $3 million fundraising effort to shelter homeless families, how quantum computing can help end world hunger and how one couple has figured out how to convert used cooking oil into soap. Microsoft joined The Starbucks Foundation, the Schultz Family Foundation and many other businesses to support ...

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Magnus Carlsen Wins The 2016 World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship in a soundproof glass box on Wednesday evening. Seconds after the final move, through the thick glass, he gave an exuberant double-fist pump to those of us standing in the viewing hall. It’s the third time he’s won the championship, and he has reigned as world champion since 2013. On the 50th move ...

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Rooting For Armageddon At The World Chess Championship

Tiebreaker games at the World Chess Championship will begin this afternoon. Over the past 19 days, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the defending champion, fought his challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, to a 6-6 tie in their best-of-12 match and the battle for chess’s top prize. And they’re not done yet. According to the FIDE match rules, this is how the ...

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The World Chess Championship Is Going Into Overtime

If a half-hour chess draw is played by two grandmasters in front of a mostly empty viewing hall in lower Manhattan, does it make a sound? Such was the riddle presented at the World Chess Championship on a chilly Monday afternoon in New York. Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the world No. 1 and defending champion, raced to a draw in ...

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The World Chess Championship Comes Down To The Final Game

After 11 often grueling games over the past 16 days, the World Chess Championship is right where it started — tied. There is one full-length game remaining. Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the world No. 1 and defending champion, has spent the past two weeks jousting with his challenger, the underdog Sergey Karjakin of Russia. With defensive stands worthy of the ...

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Kids Love The World Chess Championship — Even The Draws

The line to enter the World Chess Championship venue in lower Manhattan on Sunday afternoon snaked around a plaza in the South Street Seaport. Winter had arrived in New York that morning. Temperatures hovered in the 30s, a stiff wind blew under a gray sky, and a giant Christmas tree stood half-decorated nearby. The shivering sellout crowd was anxious to ...

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Are Computers Draining The Beauty Out Of Chess?

The sixth game of the World Chess Championship was over before the sun set. This was new. The intricately fought contests had thus far lasted until night fell, and sometimes well beyond. The darkness heightened the strategic drama, leaving an eerie purple glow shining out from behind the thick glass of the players’ room. But Friday was an easy day ...

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The Houdini Of Chess Has Escaped Again At The World Championship

The French word for chess is échecs. The French term for Tuesday’s game at the World Chess Championship is déjà vu. On Monday, world No. 1 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway fought his challenger, world No. 9 Sergey Karjakin of Russia, in a sweeping 78-move, seven-hour classic worthy of Terrence Malick — a draw for the ages. On ...

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At The World Chess Championship, Even A Draw Can Be A Gripping Saga

In chess, even a measly draw can be a brow-sweating, teeth-clenching, mind-melting epic. On Monday, a gorgeous autumn day in New York City, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the world champion and No. 1 rated player, sat down in a soundproof room in lower Manhattan to continue his title defense against challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the world No. 9. In their ...

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The World Chess Championship Comes To New York City

One chess grandmaster represents the most democratic country in the world. The other supports, and is supported by, Vladimir Putin. Last night, inside the Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan — that urban palace and President-elect Donald Trump’s captured rook — the two prepared to do battle. The World Chess Championship has come to New York City. The tournament captured this ...

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Windows 10 Creators Update and Surface Studio empower individual creativity, Surface Dial is an all-around nifty device, and every gamer can be a broadcaster – Weekend Reading, Oct. 28 edition

We’re all creators, whether it means adding a personalized emoji to a message, dreaming up a new world in “Minecraft” or reimagining a remodel of a house or office. That’s why the announcement of the next Windows 10 update, Windows 10 Creators Update, was the big news of the week, but there was plenty more. Let’s go! Windows 10 Creators ...

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Exceptional Education students recognized at homecoming court

By Chelsea Rarrick RICHMOND, Va. – For many, it was a typical homecoming game on Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond. But for Ashley Herzog and Jarvis Stokes, it meant so much more. “It was just so exciting!” said Kathy Herzog, Ashley’s mother. “It was very special, very heartwarming,” said Jarvis’ mother. The two students are both in ...

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You may be a pizza-holic: Research says some foods addicting

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these foods all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Researchers have wondered whether we ...

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HOLMBERG: Former tracker of killers living large with a heart pump

By Mark Holmberg RICHMOND, Va. — Former Richmond homicide detective Ray Williams is tough with a lot of heart. He had to be. He grew up hard in Richmond’s Oregon Hill neighborhood, fighting in the streets and eventually becoming a Golden Gloves champion. “My dad died at 51 years old from alcohol poisoning,” he told me. “They found him in a ...

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‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King’ Theater Review: ‘Daily Show’ Star Skips Snark in Benign Comedy

By Robert Hofler For some of us who grew up in white-bread America, being homecoming king is an embarrassment worse than OD-ing on Clearasil. Almost as bad is going to your high school prom. For the record, I didn’t go to my high school prom, and hadn’t thought about it until I saw “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King,” which opened Friday at Off ...

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Man has life-threatening injuries after shooting in Whitcomb Court

By Vernon Freeman Jr. RICHMOND, Va. — A man is facing life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Richmond’s Whitcomb Court Friday night. Police said at approximately 8:12 p.m. they responded to the 2300 block of Ambrose St. for a shooting. When they arrived on scene they found an adult male who had been shot multiple times in the upper body. ...

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Teenager battling cancer completes bucket list by getting married

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Trump slams Carson amid dipping poll numbers in Iowa

By Vernon Freeman Jr. MIAMI — Donald Trump on Friday knocked Ben Carson as weak on trade and immigration as he reacted to two new polls showing Carson overtaking the real estate mogul for first place in Iowa. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was “really surprised” to see his fortunes dipping in Iowa and said he is going ...

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Johnny Depp, Edgar Wright Team for Neil Gaiman Adaptation at 20th Century Fox

By Jeff Sneider Johnny Depp is attached to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story “Fortunately, the Milk” that Edgar Wright will direct and 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to acquire in a competitive situation, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Depp will produce through his Infinitum Nihil banner along with Zareh Nalbandian ...

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FBI warns about phone scam in Richmond

By wtvrwebstaff RICHMOND, Va. — There is a phone scam in Central Virginia that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning Richmonders about. The Richmond FBI said it has received multiple calls from community members worried about a person calling them and claiming to represent the U.S. government before demanding thousands of dollars. If denied, the caller threatens arrest. The number may ...

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‘Real Housewives of Orange County’s’ Jim Edmonds on Being a Reality Star: ‘It’s Weird’ (Exclusive Video)

By Joe Otterson Part 2 of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” reunion special will feature Meghan King Edmonds’ husband, baseball player Jim Edmonds. But in an exclusive clip obtained by TheWrap, Edmonds admits he isn’t thrilled about being on the reality show. “You get a portrayal of something that really isn’t you,” he said. “It’s weird, because you see yourself and you ...

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Father of slain Virginia journalist meets with key congressman on guns

By Vernon Freeman Jr. Watch Video WASHINGTON — The meeting brought together two foes on guns: the grieving father of a reporter killed on live television and the powerful chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who has backed the NRA for two decades. Andy Parker hoped he could appeal to Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s heart. The Republican represents the Virginia district ...

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Man arrested after apparent road rage incident along I-95

By wtvrwebstaff STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — A 24-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after an alleged road rage incident ended with a police chase Friday afternoon in Stafford County. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office officials said Brian Richardson, of Woodbridge, flashed a gun at another driver on I-95 south near mile marker 140. That driver called 911. Deputies found Richardson and ...

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Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico

By Mike Stone Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, had winds topping 200 mph Friday afternoon.  It made landfall at 7:15 pm EDT near Cuixmala, Mexico,  which is about 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo, and southeast of Puerto Vallarta.  Winds at landfall were estimated to be around 165 mph. Wind speeds will decrease on Saturday ...

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