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What We Know About The Origins Of Thanksgiving

Historians disagree on the details of the first Thanksgiving, but there are a few things we know about how it started.

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US Creates National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force

2:27Tipping at coffee shop
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Companies Know Hitting 'No Tip' Is Painfully Awkward. That's The Point

4:31Woman on the phone
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The Bottom Line: You're Not Crazy — Robocalls Are Increasing

0:48Fashion designer Ralph Lauren
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Ralph Lauren Receives Honorary British Knighthood

1:58Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama Signs Books And Packs United Center For 'Becoming' Tour

1:08Queen Marie Antoinette of France
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Jewels Fit For A Queen Are Going Up For Auction

0:37Cheeses
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European Court Decides The Taste Of Food Can't Be Copyrighted

1:35Uber app
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Uber's Bold Move To Protect Women: Tracking Sexual Assaults On Rides

2:19(1944) Pvt. Moy Doo Pon and Pvt. Lee Ben Hong of the 446th Engineer Company are sworn in for citizenship.
 

WWII Chinese-American Vets Still Lack US Recognition, 73 Years Later

1:17People in an office
 

What Happens When Toxic Masculinity Goes Unchecked In The Workplace

2:30South Side Diabetes Project Food Tour
Madeline Carl

How One Community Is Tackling The Diabetes Gap In Its Backyard

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Up For Debate: Are Safe Spaces On Campus Dangerous?

2:17A girl holds up a sign thanking veterans at the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
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The Argument For Changing 'Veterans Day' Back to 'Armistice Day'

2:19AI created painting called "Edmond De Belamy"
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When Artificial Intelligence Creates Art, Who Owns It?

2:32African-Americans hiding in the swamps of Louisiana in 1873
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Birthright Citizenship Is A Legacy Of Former Slaves

1:13Chris Cornell
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Chris Cornell's Family Sues Singer's Former Doctor

0:55Lead water found in New Jersey homes.
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Newark, New Jersey Is Having Its Own Water Crisis

2:52Political cartoon
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Media 'Bubbles' Aren't New To The Internet Age

2:58Farmer fills containers
Steve Partridge

Robot Farms Are Here. What Can Farmers Expect?

4:26Chicago police line
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A Look At Intersection Of Police Brutality And Disability In The US

2:09Man yells into megaphone
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Nobody Is Just One Thing. That's Why Intersectionality Is So Important

3:38Georgia voter stickers lay on a table at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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How A 2013 SCOTUS Ruling Is Affecting The Midterms

4:31Newsy's Chance Seales with Herta Feely
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Dream Jobs: Novelist

6:00Imam Mohamed Magid and Rabbi Bruce Lustig
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Imam, Rabbi Say Interfaith Connections Will Keep Hatred At Bay

8:15A young boy gets ready to view the solar eclipse with his telescope on November 14, 2012 in Palm Cove, Australia.
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'The Day Ahead' Asks: Are We Alone In The Universe?

4:24Lani Chan handles a Philippine artifact at the Field Museum
Madeline Carl

Reclaiming The Narrative: Filipino-Americans Co-Curate With Museum

0:52A handgun being cocked
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Study: Gun-Related Injuries Send More Than 8,000 Kids A Year To The ER

0:49President Donald Trump
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Trump Designates A New National Monument In Kentucky

2:02A woman explains a graph
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This Study Explored What Happens When A Workplace Has Only One Woman

3:15Tractor plants in field.
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'Monrovia, Indiana': Going Against The Caricatures Of Small Town USA