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November 20, 2020 

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November 26, 2020
A Thanksgiving Myth Debunked: People Aren't Fighting About Politics

With millions of Americans choosing not to visit loved ones this Thanksgiving out of caution over the coronavirus, a lot of small rituals will get passed over in the process. No shared turkey dinners, no football-watching parties in the TV room, no wondering aloud what stuffing is actually made of. And none of those famous, […]

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November 26, 2020
Verses vs. Coronavirus: What These Poets Laureate Are Thankful For

As Americans gather for Thanksgiving in a nation battered and brought low by rampant disease and division, you may ask: What in this of all years do we have to be thankful for? More than a quarter-million lives have been lost to a scourge that at this time last year no one knew existed. Wildfires […]

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November 26, 2020
Moped-riding Texas man with knife who entered White House grounds arrested

A Texas man is facing federal charges for allegedly breaching the White House grounds on Sunday -- by zipping through an exit gate on a moped while carrying a knife and bag of weed in his pocket. The Secret Service says Eric Paul Mangold was spotted on a moped around 6:30 p.m. speeding through the […]

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November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving

Want to get The Morning by email? Here's the sign-up. Good morning. For the holiday, we're printing readers' words of gratitude. ImageCredit...Vinnie Neuberg 'I am thankful to be thankful' Last week, I invited readers to send us six words describing what made them thankful in 2020. It's a form of writing -- the six-word memoir […]

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November 26, 2020
A Fight Over Agriculture Secretary Could Decide the Direction of Hunger Policy

An unlikely fight is breaking out over President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s choice for agriculture secretary, pitting a powerful Black lawmaker who wants to refocus the Agriculture Department on hunger against traditionalists who believe the department should be a voice for rural America. Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking Black member of […]

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November 26, 2020
What You Need to Know Now About Travel Insurance

When the pandemic struck, many travel insurance policies failed to cover Covid-19-related trip interruptions and cancellations, often because they excluded pandemics. But in the intervening months, the travel insurance industry has introduced a spate of new policies covering the disease just as many foreign destinations begin to require them. "We've seen progress in that many […]

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