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

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

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

A Game Plan: More Hunters Donating Meat to the Hungry

FINANCE | By Patrick Whittle | Nov 26
It's a cool fall morning outside a red brick warehouse in Maine's largest city, and Don Morrison is facing a tall order. It's time to turn 40 pounds of moose and deer meat into enough shepherd's pie to feed 200 people by sundown.

Republican Campaign Rhetoric Has Muslim-Americans on Edge

POLITICS | 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.

Mall Stores Must Open on Thanksgiving but Expect to Be Busy

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Nov 26
Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

First Japanese Rocket with Commercial Payload Launched

SCIENCE | Nov 26
The first Japanese rocket with a commercial payload headed into space Tuesday in a bid by Japan to enter the market for international satellite launches.

In Mexico, Fear As Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

CRIME | 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.

Ford Stops Using Takata Air Bag Inflators in Future Vehicles

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 26
Ford Motor Co. will not be using air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. in future vehicles, another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.

Happy Woofgiving: 3 Doggy Health Hazards to Avoid on Thanksgiving

HOME | Nov 26
So how can you say "Bone Appetít" to Fido on Thanksgiving while still keeping your hungry hound happy and healthy?

Referees Struggle Amid Growing Hostility

SPORTS | 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.

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