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When People Thought the First Thanksgiving Was Too Woke

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In late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln unwittingly launched what would soon become a cherished American tradition. A well-wisher had sent a turkey to the White House for the first family's holiday meal. When Lincoln's son, Tad, begged his father to spare the bird's life, the president - ever an indulgent parent - pulled out a piece of paper and wrote out a presidential pardon. Thus was a venerable presidential practice born. But the mood was not light that fall. The Civil War, now in its third year, had torn at the nation's fabric, creating bitter divisions not just between North and...
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In the War on Thanksgiving, America May Finally Be Winning

In the War on Thanksgiving, America May Finally Be Winning

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As America heads into the third Thanksgiving since the pandemic, a lot of things look like they're back to normal: Families are gathering around the table together and travel is forecast to be at its highest level in decades. Even the anticipated turkey shortage didn't materialize, according to the USDA. After three long years of socially distanced holidays, we're back to merely worrying about whether Cousin Bob and Aunt Kim are going to ruin the feast by shouting at each other about politics. Perhaps we can entice them to debate side dishes instead. Look closely, though, and there's one...
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Tim Tebow On Faith, Giving Back, And Being Thankful

Tim Tebow On Faith, Giving Back, And Being Thankful

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On Thanksgiving, many Americans across the country take time to express gratitude and show love to others. This could look like spending time with family or giving back to a local community, but Heisman-winning former NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow is setting out to make positive change on a global scale. Though he's been serving others through the Tim Tebow Foundation for over a decade, he's now hoping his new project could inspire others in a brand new way. Tebow joins the Rundown to discuss his new one-year devotional “Mission Impossible”. He discusses why he felt driven to create this...
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Thanksgiving week travel expected to be almost as busy as pre-pandemic levels

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More than 54.6 million people are expected to travel this Thanksgiving, nearing pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Automobile Assn.
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Almost a Third of Americans Have Made Excuse to Avoid Family Thanksgiving

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More than a third of Americans also said they preferred Christmas to Thanksgiving, in a survey of 1,500 adults organized by Newsweek.
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