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Americans mark Thanksgiving Day with parades, turkey, shopping

Turkey, stuffing and fun are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States.

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan... Read more »

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In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

The standard "peacemaker" in this highland Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of... Read more »

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1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set record

An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital. Read more »

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Storm upsets Thanksgiving in northern New England

The first major snowstorm of the season left more than 300,000 customers in northern New England without power, forcing many to make last-minute changes to their Thanksgiving plans. Read more »

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday... Read more »

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Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over... Read more »

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Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. Read more »

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Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. Read more »

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Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Read more »

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Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end... Read more »

20 hours ago

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5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Read more »

21 hours ago

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Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their... Read more »

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Families uncover Civil War drama, 150 years later

Gloria Ramsaur had never seen anything like it. Read more »

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Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Read more »

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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, 25, dies in rare field injury

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after he was hit by a ball while batting, becoming one of only a handful of professional players to suffer a fatal head injury on the field within the... Read more »

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Decline of Maine's paper mills hurts middle class

The road to the middle class in Maine might not be paved with paper any longer. Read more »

22 hours ago

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New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the... Read more »

22 hours ago

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Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation

Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject... Read more »

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Homeless tell their own stories with personal cameras

National Edition

Few people know about the lives of the homeless. One project gives them cameras to record their daily activities and their histories — and dispel some of the myths about America's 3.5... Read more »

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Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson

A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a "pro-community" car cruise. Read more »

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9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said. Read more »

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These two things are helping California's oldest college wipe out poverty

National Edition

Founded by Jesuits and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California's oldest college is uniquely situated to use start-up culture to wipe out poverty. Read more »

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3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. Read more »

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