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How are politicians spending their Thanksgiving?

This Thanksgiving Day, you might stuff your face with turkey and pumpkin pie or curl up on the couch to watch football. Every family has their own tradition, but what are American lawmakers up to this turkey day? Some volunteer in their...Show More Summary

Hawaiians thankful for rainbows, men most thankful for their wives, according to Facebook

What are people thankful for this Thanksgiving? A wide variety of things, according to Facebook. The Facebook Data Science team compiled “anonymized, aggregate data” from the status updates of users in the United States — drawing from...Show More Summary

Two Taliban attacks in Kabul leave five dead, many more injured

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday morning, killing five and injuring more than 30. Show More Summary

First family Thanksgiving includes oyster stuffing, six kinds of pie

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. There’s thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Show More Summary

U.S. proposes stricter smog limits to protect health

A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant built along the Monongahela River, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to pardon turkey

President Obama will pardon a turkey at 2:15 p.m. EST in an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition. PBS NewsHour will stream the event live. In front of an audience at the Rose Garden Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama is set to pardon the sixth turkey of his presidency. Show More Summary

Businesses leaders disappointed over items left out of immigration action

Many business leaders say they are disappointed President Obama’s executive action didn’t include items such as making allotted but unused green cards available for foreign workers. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s executive actions...Show More Summary

Justice Ginsburg undergoes surgery for coronary blockage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery Wednesday to clear coronary blockage. Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...Show More Summary

Obama administration releases plan to grade teacher prep programs

Proposed regulations from the Department of Education look to improve teacher preparation and interaction with students. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor Too many new teachers are under-prepared for the classroom and left figuring out how to reach students on their own. Show More Summary

Obama administration aims to set stricter ozone emissions

The Obama administration set their sights on stricter ozone pollution thresholds, looking to fulfill one of President Obama’s original campaign promises. AP Photo/Nick Simonite WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday...Show More Summary

Protests and vigils planned Tuesday night after Ferguson grand jury decision

Demonstrators march through the streets following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Seattle, Washington November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond Cities across the country are planning organized...Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks on violence, promises ‘significant’ National Guard increase

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke at a news conference Tuesday, condemning “criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction” that “terrorized” Missouri communities Monday night in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Show More Summary

Quiz: Do you know how the Internet works?

Photo courtesy of Flickr user hdzimmermann Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Ferguson mayor news conference on state of city

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles will hold a news conference around 3 p.m. EST on the state of the city after the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown The post WATCH LIVE: Ferguson mayor news conference on state of city appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sony to pay customers for misleading Playstation ad

Photo courtesy of Doug Kline. Sony is settling government charges that it misled consumers about its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Tuesday, saying it took issue withShow More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Michael Brown’s family to make statement

Michael Brown’s family will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon, speaking on the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Brown. The post WATCH LIVE: Michael Brown’s family to make statement appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

VIDEO: Fires, smoke and gunshots disrupt Ferguson protests

Hours after the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case was made public, fires erupted in Ferguson Missouri. Several buildings and a police car were fully engulfed in flames by 11 p.m. local time. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports there were more than 60 arrests, 10 businesses damaged and two people wounded by gunshots overnight. Show More Summary

What are the next steps regarding the Ferguson case?

Protesters approach a police line with their hands up after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown. Photo by Adrees Latif / REUTERS WASHINGTON — A St. Louis County grand jury declined Monday to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. Show More Summary

New FDA rules will require calorie counts in food establishments

While certain cities have passed local laws requiring restaurants and other food establishment to post calorie counts, long-delayed FDA rules will expand the requirement nationwide. Photo by Flickr user King Huang WASHINGTON — Whether...Show More Summary

Obama to pitch immigration actions in Chicago

U.S. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama will return to Chicago to discuss the next steps of his plan. Show More Summary

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