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A New Doc Peeks Inside The USPS's Operation Santa Program

By Lindsey Bahr | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Filmmaker Dana Nachman wanted to make a documentary about the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa program for years, but it never seemed like the right time. Then in 2018 she got up some courage and decided to cold email the USPS press office.

Champion Ken Jennings Will Be First Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

Friday Nov 27, 2020
"Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

By Daniella Peters | Friday 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

By MaryClaire Dale | Friday 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

Friday 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

By Gillian Flaccus | Friday 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.

GM Flips to California's Side in Pollution Fight with Trump

By Tom Krisher | Friday Nov 27, 2020
General Motors is switching sides in the legal fight against California's right to set its own clean-air standards, abandoning the Trump administration as the president's term nears its close.

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

By Tom Krisher | Friday Nov 27, 2020
General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

By Kathy Gannon | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

By Edna Tarigan | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

By Scott Smith | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Friday 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.

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

By John Leicester | Friday Nov 27, 2020
The emotional toll wrought by the pandemic is jumping off pages in the deluge of "Dear Santa" letters now pouring into a post office in southwest France that sorts and responds to his mail from around the world.

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Friday Nov 27, 2020
Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

By Frank Jordans and Christoph Noelting | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus.

Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S.

By Thomas Beaumont | Friday Nov 27, 2020
Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Friday 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

By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Friday 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

By Jill Colvin | Friday 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

By Regina Garcia Cano, Matt Sedensky and Heather Hollingsworth | Thursday 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.

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