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Talking Turkey: Why is this bird the main dish on Thanksgiving?
World

Talking Turkey: Why is this bird the main dish on Thanksgiving?

Almost nine out of 10 Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, whether it's roasted, deep-fried, or cooked in any other way. However, it has more to do with how Americans celebrated the holiday in the late 1800s than it does with which bird the Pilgrims ate while celebrating their bounty in 1621

Off track: What a looming rail strike could mean for the US economy
World

Off track: What a looming rail strike could mean for the US economy

If freight trains stop running next month, nearly every industry in the United States will suffer. Many businesses only have a few days' worth of raw materials and finished goods storage space. Food, fuel, automobiles, and chemical manufacturers, as well as their customers, would all feel the pinch

Racial equity in marijuana pardons for Americans requires states' action
World

Racial equity in marijuana pardons for Americans requires states' action

The decades-long 'war on drugs', a sweeping federal legislative agenda that Biden championed as a US senator and that was mirrored by state lawmakers, brought about mass-criminalization and an explosion of the prison population

Americans in Paris after COVID hiatus enjoy euro slide against dollar
World

Americans in Paris after COVID hiatus enjoy euro slide against dollar

The euro slipped to parity with the dollar for the first time in nearly 20 years this month, as a cut in Russian gas supplies to Europe heightened fears of a recession in the eurozone

Americans queue up in long lines at food banks as inflation hits new high
World

Americans queue up in long lines at food banks as inflation hits new high

Inflation in the US is at a 40-year high and gas prices have been surging since April 2020, with the average cost briefly hitting $5 a gallon in June

US: Man shoots dead three of his children, kills self at church in California's Sacramento
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US: Man shoots dead three of his children, kills self at church in California's Sacramento

A fifth person also died in the shooting in Sacramento, California, though it was not clear if that person was related to what police said was a domestic incident

Afghanistan: Making sense of unabated violence through the prism of ethnicity and religion
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Afghanistan: Making sense of unabated violence through the prism of ethnicity and religion

Ethnic and religious divides have created fault lines that have influenced Afghanistan’s politics since 1978

Proposed DACA rules for immigrants disappoint ‘documented dreamers’
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Proposed DACA rules for immigrants disappoint ‘documented dreamers’

Documented dreamers are children of long-term visa holders who often wait years for a green card and face deportation if they don't receive legal immigration status after turning 21

9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'
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9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'

Bush, who was president during the attacks, commended the courage of the Flight 93 passengers and crew who are believed to have foiled an attack on the US Capitol by leading the plane to crash in rural Pennsylvania

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
Arts & Culture

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality

The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.

Donald Trump disparaged Americans who died in war as 'losers' and 'suckers': Report
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Donald Trump disparaged Americans who died in war as 'losers' and 'suckers': Report

Trump made the comments as he begged off visiting the cemetery outside Paris during a meeting on 10 November, 2018

H-1B visa holders do not adversely affect US workers; presence of foreign workforce boost employment: Report
Business

H-1B visa holders do not adversely affect US workers; presence of foreign workforce boost employment: Report

The H-1B visa-holders, a majority of them Indian IT professionals, do not adversely affect Americans, according to new research, which also suggests that the presence of foreign workforce having such visas boost employment among other workers in an occupation

Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump urges countrymen to stay at home, maintain social distancing as COVID-19 deaths approach 10,000-mark
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump urges countrymen to stay at home, maintain social distancing as COVID-19 deaths approach 10,000-mark

Donald Trump urged countrymen to stay at home to maintain social distancing as the death toll due to the deadly COVID-19 infection approached the 10,000-mark

Congressional Democrats name four witnesses to testify at public hearing of Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry
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Congressional Democrats name four witnesses to testify at public hearing of Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry

The Judiciary panel is also expected to receive a report this week from the House Intelligence Committee laying out the Democratic case for Trump's impeachment

Seven dead in Canada plane crash; US-registered, single-engine Piper PA-32 was going from Toronto's Buttonville airport to Quebec City
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Seven dead in Canada plane crash; US-registered, single-engine Piper PA-32 was going from Toronto's Buttonville airport to Quebec City

The US-registered single-engine Piper PA-32 departed Toronto's Buttonville Airport and was apparently headed to Quebec City

Donald Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform after Ohio, Texas mass shootings that left 29 people dead
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Donald Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform after Ohio, Texas mass shootings that left 29 people dead

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Republicans and Democrats to agree on tighter gun control

30 dead, several injured in US' Texas, Ohio after two separate mass shootings reported within 24 hours
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30 dead, several injured in US' Texas, Ohio after two separate mass shootings reported within 24 hours

Two separate mass shootings within 24 hours left 30 people dead and several others injured in the US states of Texas and Ohio.

26 dead, 56 injured in suicide bomb, gun attack in southern Somalia; Al-Shabaab takes responsibility for incident
World

26 dead, 56 injured in suicide bomb, gun attack in southern Somalia; Al-Shabaab takes responsibility for incident

26 people including foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in southern Somalia.

Donald Trump govt to ban work permits for spouses of H-1B holders: Move will impact not just Indian techies but also US economy
Business

Donald Trump govt to ban work permits for spouses of H-1B holders: Move will impact not just Indian techies but also US economy

India-based global IT Services companies do not take the majority of new H-1B visas, contrary to prevalent rhetoric

NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end
News & Analysis

NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end

NSA could legally obtain call log data not only on foreign surveillance targets but also on Americans.