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This pilot fled Afghanistan as a child. Now he’s bringing Afghan refugees hope on their journey to America

This pilot fled Afghanistan as a child. Now he’s bringing Afghan refugees hope on their journey to America

Zak Khogyani has seen sights and wonders that would fill you with awe. He’s walked through Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona, surrounded by swirling sandstone formations formed by flash flooding. He’s stood on the rugged Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, which rise some 700 feet over the Atlantic Ocean — a stunning emerald backdrop that’s…MORE

A year after Mary Johnson’s disappearance, federal officials are finally acting on the crisis of missing Indigenous people in America
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A year after Mary Johnson’s disappearance, federal officials are finally acting on the crisis of missing Indigenous people in America

Mary Johnson was on her way to a friend’s home in Oso, Washington, the day before Thanksgiving, but she never made it. A year later, her disappearance remains a mystery. Johnson, then 39 years old and an enrolled citizen of the Tulalip Tribes, was last seen on the reservation on November 25, 2020. Even though…MORE

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother expresses gratitude Thanksgiving morning, saying, ‘We finally got justice’
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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother expresses gratitude Thanksgiving morning, saying, ‘We finally got justice’

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery expressed gratitude Thanksgiving morning for the guilty verdicts of the three men who killed her son, calling the moment “bittersweet.” “This is the second Thanksgiving that my family and I will share without Ahmaud,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. “But this is the first…MORE

Houston’s Thanksgiving ‘Super Feast’ is overcoming supply chain challenges to feed tens of thousands
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Houston’s Thanksgiving ‘Super Feast’ is overcoming supply chain challenges to feed tens of thousands

Volunteers are converging on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, overcoming supply chain challenges to serve tens of thousands of people who find themselves in need of a meal on Thanksgiving. Organizers expect to serve between 25,000 and 30,000 families during Thursday’s 43rd annual “Super Feast,” they told CNN. About 635,000 pounds of…MORE

Philadelphia hits grim record of 500 homicides as leaders stress the victims are more than numbers
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Philadelphia hits grim record of 500 homicides as leaders stress the victims are more than numbers

It’s daytime, and the woman screams, “Call 911! Call 911!” as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk near a South Philadelphia intersection packed with apartments and businesses. Seconds later, she is shot dead, marking the most dubious of milestones. The city witnessed its 500th homicide of 2021 on Wednesday, matching a record set in 1990, according…MORE

Bear featured in countless films and TV shows dies
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Bear featured in countless films and TV shows dies

Bart the Bear II, a famed grizzly bear who had appeared in countless movies and TV series such as “We Bought a Zoo” and “Game of Thrones,” has died, according to his family, Lynne and Doug Seus. In a post on The Vital Ground Foundation, which was co-founded by the Seus, it said they are…MORE

National Day of Mourning turns Thanksgiving into something more honest
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National Day of Mourning turns Thanksgiving into something more honest

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. There’s little similarity between the actual harvest feast in 1621 that eventually inspired Thanksgiving and the event’s commemoration in popular culture. Historians doubt that anyone ate turkey. The Wampanoags’ alliance with…MORE

Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit
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Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Kevin Strickland, 62, was exonerated Tuesday morning after serving decades at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Strickland was convicted in 1979 of one count of capital murder and two counts…MORE

Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says
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Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says

Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office. Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into…MORE

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