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Free adoptions are offered at 90 shelters across US this Thanksgiving weekend

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- It was a Black Friday frenzy of the furry -- and super cute -- kind in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.Before the doors had even ...

Christmas-decorated Cone Weed in North Carolina town raises more than $14,000 for charity

Huntersville Fire Department/Facebook (HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.) -- What started as a roadside weed growing out of a cone has blossomed into a community effort raising thousands for charity this Christmas.The ...

How to make a no-brainer savory pie using your Thanksgiving leftovers

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Not sure what to do with all of your Thanksgiving leftovers this year?Leah Cohen, a "Top Chef" alumna and the owner of the New York ...

Wild turkeys ruffle feathers in Bay Area neighborhoods

iStock/Thinkstock (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Thanksgiving may be over, but turkeys are still on the minds of some Bay Area residents who say they have become a nuisance. Wild turkeys have ...

Young woman raises over $300K for homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to buy her gas

Kate McClure (NEW YORK) -- A young woman has raised over $300,000 for a homeless man who, she said, spent his last $20 to buy her gas after she ...

American student allegedly raped by Italian police officer tells her story

Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images (Florence, Italy) -- One of the two American students who accused two Italian police officers of rape in Florence appeared on "Porta a Porta," ...

Memorial services to be held for Border Patrol agent whose death remains a mystery

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Memorial services will be held Friday for the Border Patrol agent who died while on duty last Sunday. The death of Rogelio Martinez, 36, remains somewhat ...

As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Maria, many residents turn to charities for a Thanksgiving meal

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Thanksgiving marks the 64th day since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving behind a trail of at least 50 deaths, thousands of displaced residents ...

Texas trooper shot and killed during routine traffic stop

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A Texas Department of Public Safety police officer was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving while conducting a routine traffic stop in Freestone ...

FedEx worker killed in accident at Memphis hub

iStock/Thinkstock (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A FedEx employee was killed early Thursday morning at the shipper's hub at Tennessee's Memphis International Airport while loading and unloading cargo from a Boeing ...

This rescue dog and rescue turkey are BFFs

Abbie Hubbard (ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- It's well known that dogs are a human's best friend. But in the case of Minnow, a rescue dog, she's also a turkey's best ...

Thanksgiving can be a time of remembering the past and looking to the future

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Ten years ago, Kayzel Sangalang was living in the Philippines and wondering where her next meal would come from."I remember not having food in my ...

Recovery fund helps veterans get back on track

Garland Miller (WASHINGTON) -- Garland Miller has spent her career crunching numbers.Her successful bookkeeping company handles clients across Washington, D.C., including a woman who made custom clothes for disabled ...

Young woman raises over $160K for homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to buy her gas

GoFundMe/Kate McClure (PHILADELPHIA) -- A young woman has raised over $160,000 for a homeless man who, she said, spent his last $20 to buy her gas after she became ...

Expert tips for navigating Thanksgiving dinner conversation

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Perhaps the most daunting thing about Thanksgiving is not navigating the travel, the traffic or the mountains of food, but rather navigating the dinner conversation ...

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