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  • Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees
    Posted on November 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

    He reminds Americans that "the world is still full of pilgrims" seeking "a safer, better future." […]

  • Don't erase Woodrow Wilson. Expose him.
    Posted on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am


  • Turkish military says did not know downed jet was Russian
    Posted on November 26, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Turkey's military said it did not know the warplane it shot down on the Syrian border was Russian, adding that it was ready for "all kinds of cooperation" after Moscow called the incident a "planned provocation". In a statement issued after tensions surged between Ankara and Moscow, the Turkish armed forces said they had made significant efforts to find and rescue the two pilots after shooting down the jet on Tuesday. The sole surviving pilot said he had received no warning and the aircraft did not violate Turkish air space, prompting the Turkish army to release audio recordings it said showed the Russian jet was repeatedly warned to change course. […]

  • New York's Thanksgiving parade expected to draw huge crowd despite security jitters
    Posted on November 26, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    By Kylie Gumpert NEW YORK (Reuters) - Onlookers crowded Manhattan sidewalks and rooftops on Thursday to glimpse the marching bands, floats and massive balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. New York officials said about 3.5 million spectators would turn out for the city's signature parade, in its 89th year. Jacqueline Williams, 52, of Atlanta, said the Nov. 13 Paris attacks in which 130 died were in the back of her mind as she attended the parade for the first time. […]

  • Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
    Posted on November 26, 2015 at 7:54 am

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The white Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, as calm prevailed in a city braced for civil unrest over new video footage of the slaying. Protests were mostly small and peaceful on Tuesday and Wednesday following the release of a graphic clip showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down in the middle of a street on Oct. 20, 2014, as he was walking away from police who had confronted him. The tape, recorded from a dashboard-mounted camera in one of several patrol cars arriving on the scene, was made public on Tuesday under court order hours after the officer who fired the fatal volley of gunshots, Jason Van Dyke, was charged with first-degree murder. […]