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Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

Stores Kick Off Black Friday but Pandemic Woes Linger

By Anne d'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2021

Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

Biden Wishes Americans Happy, Closer-To-Normal Thanksgiving

By Darlene Superville | Nov 26, 2021

President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families.

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

Their Own Words May Have Doomed Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

By Russ Bynum and Kate Brumbac | Nov 25, 2021

The video of Ahmaud Arbery's shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man's killing into the national consciousness.

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

'Yassification' is Making the World a Gayer Place

Nov 25, 2021

The image-editing craze known as 'yassification' is trending on Twitter. See why this gay-inspired meme has caught on.

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

Court Revives Lawsuit Of Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage

Nov 25, 2021

A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled.

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

Ahmad Arbery's Mom: Thankful for Justice and Son's Legacy

By Rodrique Ngowi and Jeffrey Collins | Nov 25, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day.

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

The Santa Experience This Year Is a Mix of Laps, Distancing

By Leanne Italie | Nov 25, 2021

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

Holiday Season Moves into High Gear but Challenges Remain

Nov 25, 2021

Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Nov 25, 2021

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning Thursday in full albeit with precautions.

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

By David Koenig | Nov 25, 2021

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Nov 25, 2021

Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

By Michael Balsamo | Nov 25, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights.

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Nov 25, 2021

Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured.

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 24, 2021

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year.

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

By David Pitt | Nov 23, 2021

An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday.

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

Nov 23, 2021

Gay men and bisexual women may have higher rates of high blood pressure than their heterosexual counterparts, according to new research.

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

By David Crary | Nov 23, 2021

No matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles pending high-profile abortion cases there will be no monolithic, nationwide change. Fractious state-by-state battles will continue.

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

Nov 23, 2021

Two former Netflix employees who criticized anti-transgender comments on Dave Chappelle's TV special are dropping labor complaints and one has resigned from the company.

Watch: Utah Boy With Two Dads Bullied By Substitute Teacher

Watch: Utah Boy With Two Dads Bullied By Substitute Teacher

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 21, 2021

A Utah boy with two dads bullied by substitute teacher appears on CBS This Morning. He was with his two dads to speak out about his treatment at school.

9th Circuit Panel Rules for Release of Prop 8 Trial Tapes

9th Circuit Panel Rules for Release of Prop 8 Trial Tapes

By John Ferrannini | Nov 19, 2021

In a victory for media organizations, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that tapes of the 2010 San Francisco federal trial that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban can be released.

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