This Week in Food and Travel: The best Thanksgiving-themed episodes to watch this holiday weekend

The Thanksgiving episodes of 'Friends,' 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Cheers' all prove that family conflict at the dinner table is universal.

The presidential turkey pardoning is a cruel tradition — here’s what happens after the big day

The birds who have the honor of being pardoned are shampooed and dusted with baby powder "to make them glisten and get soft before meeting the president."

This Week in Politics: A few House midterm races still up in the air as Trump pardons a turkey

Politicians will take a break for Thanksgiving this week, though the political controversies over Robert Mueller's investigation and the death of Jamal Khashoggi will continue.
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Turkey bans events hosted by LGBTQ groups from its capital city

LGBTQ rights groups are calling the ban illegal and discriminatory.

Thanksgiving 2017: How to host dinner for under $50 with tasty side dishes, desserts and free turkey

Thanksgiving Day meal ideas eluding you? These 2017 side dishes, appetizers, desserts and turkey tricks save you money despite tasting delicious: Here's how to host on a budget in 10 easy steps.

Meet Marge, the 81-year-old turkey expert that helps thousands cook Thanksgiving dinner

The Illinois-based Thanksgiving expert has been a calming phone presence for 35 years.

Expats share their tips on celebrating Thanksgiving abroad

The dishes, from turkey shawarma to sausage stuffing to green bean casserole, are a way to connect with community and feel at home.

Thanksgiving Travel Deals 2017: Best last-minute tips to save on flights, hotels, rental cars & more

Travel deals for Thanksgiving 2017 are popping up all around — if you know where to look.

Report: Robert Mueller now has evidence to bring charges against Michael Flynn and his son

Michael Flynn could soon be the first Trump administration official to face criminal charges.

Experts share unconventional — but ingenious — tips for cooking Thanksgiving dinner

The turkey baster is a useless tool.

The 6 biggest questions going into Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin

Here are questions we have before Trump and Putin come face-to-face.
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Marchers arrested in Istanbul as Pride parade continues despite cancellation

The organizers' decision to move forward with the previously cancelled march led to clashes with police.
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Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

While You Weren't Looking: 9 big stories you're forgiven for missing during this roller-coaster week

As congressional hearings, mass shootings and investigations of the Trump administration dominated the news, here's what didn't.
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Erdogan's bodyguards beat protesters during his Washington, DC, visit

The dramatic brawl left nine people injured and two arrested.

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Trump told Comey to consider jailing journalists. Here's why that's troubling.

Trump and Erdogan seem to have something in common.

Navigating Trump's America: The James Comey memos are a game-changer — here's why

The FBI Director's notes could provide details dangerous to the White House.

Another leak. Another Donald Trump and Russia story. Still no special prosecutor.

Republicans were largely silent after news broke that Trump leaked classified information to the Russians.
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Navigating Trump's America: Buckle up. The Russia investigations are not going away.

For Democrats and key Republicans, the Russia investigation is just getting started.

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Italian Coast Guard waited 5 hours before rescuing drowning refugees, tapes show

268 refugees died after Italian authorities waited five hours to rescue them.
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World Press Freedom Day: Here's a list of the worst places to be a journalist in 2017

These countries make Trump and Sean Spicer seem tame by comparison.

Sean Spicer struggles to defend Trump's willingness to meet murderous dictators

Sean Spicer had his work cut out for him on Monday.

There's one place Trump seems to think he can actually win — foreign policy

The president is following the scent of rising approval ratings and decisive "winning."
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Syria Bombing: Here's what Trump could do next

Here's what Trump could do next in Syria.

Hackers spam Twitter with swastikas and pro-Turkish referendum propaganda

A large number of accounts tweeted out swastikas and pro-Turkish referendum messages.
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Russia begins withdrawing forces from Syria, according to state-run news agency

An aircraft carrier is the first thing to go.
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Istanbul Nightclub Attack Updates: Attacker identified, Turkish official says

The attacker's name and nationality have not yet been released.
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Istanbul Nightclub Attack: ISIS claims responsibility for New Year's massacre

The attack on the popular nightclub left 39 people dead.