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Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.
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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

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2 Turkeys Doomed For Dinner Make A Thanksgiving Escape

The crate the birds were in fell off a truck in Wisconsin, and the duo made a break for it. It turns out they're a rare breed, so they'll spend the rest of their lives at a bird sanctuary.
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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.
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Golden State Warriors Break Record For Best Start In NBA

MVP Stephen Curry led his team to a milestone victory with a 111-17 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Warriors have now won 16 games in a row.
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Protesters Pressure Minn. Police To Release Video Of Black Man's Death

Five protesters were shot during an altercation Monday night. Police say three white men are in custody. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement say they will not be intimidated.
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NYC Mayor Unveils Ambitious Plan To Combat Mental Health Illnesses

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray talk to Linda Wertheimer about the initiative. They say the new program is important and personal.
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Charging Chicago Officer With Murder Fails To Quell Outrage Over Teen's Death

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez released dashcam video that shows officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Critics question why it took so long to be released.
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Effort To Change System For Nonviolent Drug Criminals Hits Snag

Obama administration officials are warning that a recent plan adopted by the House Judiciary Committee threatens to make the justice system worse not better.
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Graphic Video Released Of White Chicago Police Officer Shooting Black Teenager

The video shows Laquan McDonald, who was armed with a knife, being shot 16 times by a police officer. Linda Wertheimer talks to attorney Craig Futterman, who joined the fight to have video released.

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