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How Did Thanksgiving End Up On Thursday?

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Move Thanksgiving to Friday? That’s what F.B. Haviland asked President Hoover in 1929.

Snippet of a letter F.B. Haviland sent to President Hoover in 1929 asking him to move Thanksgiving to Friday.

Snippet of a letter F.B. Haviland sent to President Hoover in 1929 asking him to move Thanksgiving to Friday.

Facing Ethics Investigation, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Announce Resignation

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Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) in 2009.Enlarge image

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) in 2009.


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Lance Armstrong And The Business Of Doping

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Lance Armstrong, shown here in 2001.


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The story of Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping is, in part, the story of an astonishing business enterprise — an enterprise that drove what the U.S. anti-doping agency called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and ...

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Elmo Puppeteer Resigns; Calls Sex Allegations A ‘Distraction’

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Puppeteer Kevin Clash and Elmo.Enlarge image

Puppeteer Kevin Clash and Elmo.


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Former Sen. Warren Rudman Dies

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Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has died. His name will always be linked to a 1980s-era effort to tame the federal budget deficit and to a pre-Sept. 11 warning about the nation’s security. And he will be remembered as a “moderate” Republican who could work across party lines.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the 82-year-old Rudman “had been ill for a considerable time.” Bob Stevenson, a spokesman for Rudman, tells us the former senator died just ...

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In Berlin, A Boar Of A Story

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Some 3,000 wild boars are estimated to roam Germany's capital. This 2008 picture provided by the Berlin Forestry Commission shows a sow and her offspring that decided ...</p><a class=Continue Reading →

Palestinian Civilian Toll Climbs In Gaza

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The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip in a campaign to quell militant rocket fire menacing nearly half of Israel’s population.

An overnight airstrike on two houses belonging to an extended clan in Gaza City killed two children and two adults, and injured 42 people, said Gaza heath official Ashraf al-Kidra.

Shortly after, Israeli aircraft bombarded the remains of the former national security compound in Gaza City. Flying ...

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Pressure For Truce Grows, But Israel And Hamas Continue Firing

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A man covers his face as he passes smoke and fire after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City earlier today.Enlarge image

A man covers his face as he passes smoke and fire after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City earlier today.


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Both Sides Itching For A Confirmation Fight Over Susan Rice

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Some Republicans are betting that President Obama won't push for a Susan Rice nomination if it could jeopardize negotiations with the GOP on things like the budget, or immigration.Enlarge image

Some Republicans are betting that President Obama won’t push for a Susan Rice nomination if it could jeopardize negotiations with the GOP on things like ...

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Gaza Returns Rockets For Israeli Airstrikes

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Rockets lunched by Palestinian militants toward Israel make their way from the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.Enlarge image

Rockets lunched by Palestinian militants toward Israel make their way from the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.


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How Do Public Officials Bounce Back After Scandal?

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Should David Petraeus' extramarital affair be considered a disqualifying factor for his public position?
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Signals Activated Before Train Hit Veterans’ Float

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Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that killed military veterans.

At a news conference Saturday, National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind said the signals had been activated seven seconds before the float crossed the tracks.

Four veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan were killed Thursday when a freight train slammed into the parade float in Midland. Sixteen people were ...

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