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CNN Poll: 86% of Americans to eat turkey

Chewing and shopping. That's on the agenda for Americans this Thursday.

As folks sit down for turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings, 45% say they'll be having dinner at home, while 42% will spend it at a relative's home, according to a new CNN/ORC In...

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9 facts you didn't know about Turkey Day

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

Here's 9 to get you started. We bet you they'll eat them up!

1. A traditi...

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What if you don't like your kids' friends?

If it hasn't happened already, it likely will at some point: the moment you don't like one of your child's friends. What do you do?

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Chances are, your teen has sexted

If you think "my teen would never sext," you might be mistaken.

Pope Francis on balcony

Pope Francis to visit U.S. for the first time

Pope Francis is to make his first trip to the United States as the head of the Catholic Church in September, the Vatican said Monday.

He will travel to the World Meeting of the Families, said Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi. The Catholic ...

Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier

Separated at birth, reunited on Facebook

Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color nail polish and the need to sleep...

Dad sings for dying son

Dad sings for dying son after wife passes away

In just four days, Chris Picco went from husband and expectant father to a man without a family.

Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

Court overturns SC same-sex marriage ban

A U.S. District Court judge has overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.

The ruling, by Judge Richard M. Gergel in Charleston, does not mean an immediate issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples, however. The judge set the orde...

Couple marries in NICU

Couple who lost baby weds in hospital

A Texas couple married Tuesday in the neonatal intensive-care unit with their prematurely born son serving as ring bearer.

Polygamy

Church: Mormon founder wed 40 wives

The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay.

Balancing the things you have and want to do over the holidays is no easy task.

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