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Obama Makes Holiday Appeal for Acceptance of Syrian Refugees

Nov 26
President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."

Obama Grants Reprieve to Turkeys 'Honest' and 'Abe'

Nov 26
President Barack Obama spared two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.

Homeowners Association Won't Sue Man Over Christmas Lights

Nov 26
An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

Republican Campaign Rhetoric Has Muslim-Americans on Edge

By Josh Cornfield | Nov 26
Muslim-Americans say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.

In Mexico, Fear As Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

By Christopher Sherman | Nov 26
It was common knowledge that police were errand runners for gangsters, but it was not widely acknowledged that local and state police were disappearing people, too.

Referees Struggle Amid Growing Hostility

By Kurt Voigt | Nov 26
In a two-year span, referees in Utah and Michigan died after they were punched by angry players during games. In September, two San Antonio football players blindsided a referee on purpose.

Surgery Could Give Transwomen Wombs Within Five Years

By EDGE | Nov 26
After the Cleveland Clinic announced last week that they are performing uterus transplant surgery on women born without a womb or whose uterus is diseased or malfunctioning, many have asked if transwomen or men will be able to give birth.

Syrian Family Starts New Life in Texas Amid Refugee Tension

Nov 26
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is doubling down on his stance against accepting Syrian refugees after the Paris terror attacks.

Key Figure in Keeping Gay Groups Out of Boston Parade Dies

Nov 25
John "Wacko" Hurley, the longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups, has died. He was 85.

Officer Charged with Murder in Teen's Death; Video Released

By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Nov 25
A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

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