A Brief History Of Presidents Pardoning Turkeys

This Thanksgiving tradition isn't as old as you think it is.

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Pope Francis Embarks on Africa Tour Amid Security Concerns

Pope Francis began a six-day tour across Africa, where Catholicism is on the rise despite religious violence and extremism. WSJ's Shelby Holliday highlights key stops on the pontiff's visit.

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No charges for man who left rifle at Utah Capitol

Prosecutors won't charge man who left rifle at Utah Capitol in protest against gun violence

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Outgoing Argentine president says she's not going away

Outgoing Argentine president, loved and loathed, says she's not going away, but plans unclear

Letter calls for candidates for next UN chief by spring

Draft letter from UN's two main bodies calls for candidates for next UN chief by next spring

Millions of spiders invade Memphis

A neighborhood in North memphis is completely overrun by a swarm of spiders. It's said to be millions of them. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

Obama administration reminds states they lack authority to block Syrian refugees

Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely

Planned Parenthood official says legal action likely after end to abortions at Missouri clinic

Oil prices help lift stocks

Investors focused on global politics after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, with stocks closing higher as the energy sector rose. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

Protesters say they will try to shut down famous Chicago shopping district on Black Friday

US Blames Human Error In Doctors Without Borders Bombing

A military investigation hasn't satisfied Doctors Without Borders, which wants an independent investigation into the bombing of one of its hospitals.

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Here's what a database of complaints against Chicago police officers shows

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who faces murder charges after shooting Laquan McDonald, had at least 17 citizen complaints against him, according to a University of Chicago database of police records. Here's what else the records show about complaints against Chicago cops.

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Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling market growing _ but not expanding _ in United States after 2 1/2 years

What Will Apple Do With A 3-D Face-Mapping Startup?

Faceshift, a motion-capture startup that applies real facial movements to digital characters, has been bought by Apple for an undisclosed sum.

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Abe the Turkey Joins List of Presidential Pardons

President Obama declared that Abe is now TOTUS, or the "Turkey of the United States" during the White House's annual turkey pardon. WSJ's Elva Ramirez reports on the history of turkey tales at the White House. Photo: AP.

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Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color

Student body president targeted by racist remarks says university unsafe for women of color

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French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS

In aftermath of Paris attacks, French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS in Syria

Woman reports 'dynamite' text; passenger removed from plane

Police: Passenger removed from flight after woman said she saw text with the word 'dynamite'

5 Scary questions you'll face from family this Thanksgiving

You know it's coming, the age old family interrogation of your life that comes with being home for Thanksgiving. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has five scary questions you can expect from your family.

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Obama set to pardon "Honest" and "Abe" before Thanksgiving

Obama set to grant reprieve to turkeys "Honest" and "Abe" during White House ceremony

Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving

The big getaway: Thanksgiving travelers hit the road and pack airports, despite terror fears

Retailers set the clocks back on sales

Retailers are getting an early jump on holiday sales. Wal-Mart is the latest one, pulling its Cyber Monday promotions to start on Sunday. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Edwin Edwards hospitalized with pneumonia

Edwin Edwards hospitalized, being treated for pneumonia