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President Trump And First Lady Melania Hold National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony
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Trump's Message of Thanks

President Trump addressed the U.S. military in a special Thanksgiving message, thanking them for “having the tremendous courage to defend us and to defend freedom”


8 Rescued After U.S. Navy Aircraft Crash

The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Japan-based 7th Fleet says a search and rescue operation was launched from the carrier


These Are the Best Black Friday Deals

After browsing bargains from Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, J.C. Penney, Macy's, and the rest of the retail field, we've come up with a master list of the absolute best Black Friday deals


Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison

Joe Barton

Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Nude Photo Surfaces

Rep. Joe Barton has apologized after an anonymous user posted a nude photo of him on social media earlier this week. "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women," Barton said

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attends 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Elon Musk’s Just Won a $50 Million Bet

Elon Musk made a bet that he would be able to install the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia within 100 days, or he would supply it for free. Musk had more than $50 million on the line

Sales Open On Black Friday

How Black Friday Mania Came to the U.K.

Before 2010, Black Friday didn’t exist in Britain. Now, the yearly retail sales bonanza is almost as ubiquitous in the U.K. as it is in the United States. And it shows little sign of slowing down

March Supporting Sexual Assault Victims Held In Los Angeles

U.N. Welcomes Flood of High-Profile Sex Abuse Cases

The U.N. women's agency hopes to capitalize on the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress, and boardrooms to put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world

Jon Hendricks At Lincoln Center

Legendary Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dead at 96

Jon Hendricks, a jazz singer best known for his work with 1950s vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, has died at 96. Once called the “James Joyce of jive,” Hendricks was best known for an improvisation technique known as vocalese

Shanghai financial district during foggy night , China , Asia

Worsening Light Pollution Has Health Costs

New research of satellite imagery reveals the nighttime face of the planet is getting brighter and brighter, and that may be doing significant harm to the health of human beings, animals and the ecosystem as a whole