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Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Nov 28, 2020

Across the country, firefighters are confronting incidents of racism and discrimination as part of a burgeoning movement to call out and address racial injustice in America.

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth | Nov 28, 2020

Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended.

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

Nov 28, 2020

A puppy pipeline brings some of Georgia's homeless pet population to the mid-Atlantic region, where demand is outrunning the number of dogs available for adoption.

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

By Robert Burns | Nov 28, 2020

From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in his administration's crash program to accelerate the development, production and eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

By Daniella Peters | Nov 27, 2020

The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

By MaryClaire Dale | Nov 27, 2020

President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state's election results.

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

Nov 27, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry.

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

By Gillian Flaccus | Nov 27, 2020

The real Christmas tree industry, which has been battling increased interest in artificial trees, is glad to see that more Americans appear to be flocking to fresh-cut evergreens this season, seeking a bright spot amid the virus's worsening toll.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Nov 27, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Nov 27, 2020

A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 27, 2020

After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope.

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Nov 27, 2020

On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions,

Trump Says He'll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

Trump Says He'll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

By Jill Colvin | Nov 27, 2020

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake".

Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

By Regina Garcia Cano, Matt Sedensky and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 26, 2020

Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the United States.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Nov 26, 2020

The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view.

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Nov 26, 2020

On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions.

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26, 2020

The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

By Larry Neumeister | Nov 26, 2020

The Justice Department is appealing a judge's refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Nov 26, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26, 2020

EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.

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