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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.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Thursday 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

By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Thursday 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

By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

UK Judge Refuses Depp Permission to Appeal Libel Ruling

Thursday Nov 26, 2020
A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

By Larry Neumeister | Thursday 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

Thursday 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.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Thursday Nov 26, 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.

Move Over St. Paul: Napoli Stadium to be Named for Maradona

By Andrew Dampf | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday.The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60.

They're Baaack: Trump and Allies Still Refuse Election Loss

By Colleen Long, Alanna Durkin Richer and Zeke Miller | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
Trump's baseless claims have a way of coming back. And back. And back.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

By Danica Kirka | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Argentine Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies at 60

By Debora Rey | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

By Lisa Marie Pane and Sophia Tulp | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire.

Trump pardons Flynn Despite Guilty Plea in Russia Probe

By Eric Tucker | Thursday Nov 26, 2020
President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday.

Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

By Joseph Pisani | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back, and click to buy if they like what they see.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

By Lisa Marie Pane, Sophia Tulp | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.

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