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T. GAMBLE: Weighty thoughts about Thanksgiving

OPINION: Americans, as we know, love a holiday

It is Thanksgiving, so I suppose, at some time or another, we should be thankful for something.

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RONDA RICH: The gift of love

THE DIXIE DIVA: Never wait until tomorrow

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

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LORAN SMITH: Keith Marshall's NFL dream is still alive

Georgia running back has overcome plenty of adversity

There has never been a time when Keith has not been able to manage any challenge he has faced which is why he expects to be wearing some NFL team’s jersey next fall.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 26, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: The evil of holiday greetings and coffee cups

OPINION: Beware hate groups that hide negative causes behind religion

With all the world’s ills to choose from, some find evil in coffee cups and holiday greetings.

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WILL DURST: How many turkeys died for your dinner?

OPINION: I love the clarity of Thanksgiving

Allow me to pay tribute to the proud perspicacity of the plucky pilgrims in this pacific paean to our peculiar propensity for plumpish poultry on the 4th Thursday of November.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 25, 2015

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Be responsible during the holidays

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

With Thanksgiving only a day away, many of us express special thanks for the many blessings we have received and will receive. This is also the time of the year that everyone starts planning for Christmas decorations in our homes and communities.

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LORAN SMITH: Close call on national bird

FEATURES COLUMNIST: The Thanksgiving holidays are always a sentimental and sobering time

At Thanksgiving, I often think about the image Ben Franklin had of the turkey. It has long been reported that Franklin preferred the turkey over the eagle as our national bird.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: First comes love, then what?

OPINION: More people can marry, but millennials arent

More Americans than ever are eligible to marry the person of their choosing. Yet, for some reason, my generation is increasingly electing to forgo this right. In fact, Americans age 18 to 34 are less than half as likely to be married today as our counterparts were 50 years ago.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Obama, speaking from the ruins

OPINION: America has a president whose wartime leadership is apparently inspired by Rachel Maddow

It is almost beyond belief: A commander in chief, in a time of national testing, deploying limbless soldiers as a rhetorical trump card against his political opponents. In Turkey, Obama expressed more obvious relish for his own partisan battles than for the nation’s military goals.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 24, 2015

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EDITORIAL: Black Friday is closing in

Savings at the pump may help boost holiday spending

Maybe it’s because the pain at the pump has been much more tolerable this year, but indications are that Americans are in a mood to spend this holiday season.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Fear of Syrian refugees evokes ugly past

OPINION: The stampede started quickly

Even as stunned Parisians were still placing flowers at the sites of the terrorist atrocities that claimed more than a hundred lives and injured hundreds more, a couple of American governors had announced that Syrian refugees would not be welcome on their turf.


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