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Sports

Here’s how the NFL schedule is made

The NFL runs dozens of computers for 24 hours a day for 12 weeks to evaluate its millions of possible schedule combinations. The puzzle is determining which week each game will be played, and which TV slot it will slide into.

Entertainment

Life’s a circus in Tony-winning musical ‘Pippin’

Pitching its tent at The Smith Center through Sunday, the national tour of the Tony-winning musical revival “Pippin” takes its life’s-a-circus metaphor literally, transforming the title character’s journey of self-discovery into a Cirque-style show of marvels.

Business

4 ways you’re accidentally committing credit card fraud

Credit card fraud law covers a wide range of activity, and the terms and conditions of credit cards are lengthy and difficult to understand. Combine both of those and it makes sense that consumers can unknowingly break the law.

Nation and World

Black residents protect white-owned store in Ferguson

Since looting first erupted following the August police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, nearly all the businesses in a two-square-mile area of this St. Louis suburb have had to board up. All except one — a Conoco gas station and convenience store.

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Give thanks — you live in the United States

Is the United States broken? Are we hopelessly divided by race and culture? Millions of Americans look at the violence in Ferguson, Mo., and say, “Yes.” Millions more see President Barack Obama rewriting immigration law by executive order and say, “Yes.”

Life

Be thankful, be healthy

As we prepare for turkey, trimmings and delectable desserts this week, let’s not forget the words of Edward Sanford Martin: “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” And, too, being thankful is good for our heart, body, mind and spirit, everyday.

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RTC to teach seniors, disabled how to use bus system

Public transportation can be intimidating for some people, especially seniors and those with disabilities. To make the process easier, the construction of a new training center is planned in the northwest area.