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Why Americans give thanks over a shared meal

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to gather with family and friends, share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, the U.S. holiday traces its origins to a three-day harvest celebration held in 1621 in what is now Massachusetts. Local Wampanoag ...
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President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 16, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made ...
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Principal Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Travels to Cuba as Sports and Cultural Envoy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 10, 2016 Misty Copeland, the first African American female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, will serve as a U.S. Department of State Sports and Cultural Envoy to Cuba, November 14-18, 2016. This people-to-people exchange program taps into the unique strength of sports, dance, ...
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