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  • Wanda Dench accidentally invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message -- and remained true to her promise of hosting him. Jamal Hinton joined Dench and her family for dinner. (Photo courtesy Wanda Dench)

    Grandma who promised to feed stranger via wrong text keeps promise

    (CNN) -- The Mesa, Arizona grandmother who accidentally invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message remained true to her promise of hosting him.

  • Actress Florence Henderson arrives on the red carpet for the 68th Los Angeles Emmy Awards in North Hollywood, California, on July 23, 2016. 
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    Remembering America’s Mom: Florence Henderson dies at age 82

    (CNN) — She was one of America’s moms, a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had also had made some […]

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    Kentucky youth football game shooting leaves 2 dead; 4 wounded

    (CNN) — Gunfire erupted at an annual Thanksgiving Day football game in Kentucky, leaving two dead and four others wounded, Louisville Metro Police said Thursday. The shootings, shortly before 2 p.m., happened during what locals know as the annual Juice Bowl, which fills Shawnee Park with children and adults for a series of holiday football games, CNN affiliate WAVE reported. Stephen Washburn was streaming a Facebook Live video when the shooting could be heard in the background. There were 19 […]

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    Chattanooga school bus crash: Lives just beginning …

    (CNN) — A Spiderman-lover who danced along with his favorite YouTube videos. A girl who dreamed of becoming a doctor. A star on the softball field. A 9-year-old who never stopped smiling. Hours after they celebrated Thanksgiving at an elementary school lunch, five children died Monday when their school bus swerved off the road, flipped over and slammed into a tree. The deadly crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, left a devastated community mourning the victims and searching for answers. The bus […]

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    “Avoid scraping stuffing out of your hair;” Perspectives on surviving uncomfortable holiday conversations

    (CNN) — Millions of Americans from all walks of life will gather this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, and many find themselves asking what it will be like to gather for the familiar holiday after the divisive experience of Election 2016 and the first weeks of the Trump transition. We asked a diverse group of writers who have shared political commentary this year to offer their thoughts on how to navigate our national day of thanks this year. The views expressed […]

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    Trump delivers Thanksgiving message of unity

    (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump shared a message of unity Wednesday in a video published on the official White House transition team’s YouTube page. In the video, Trump acknowledges the “long and bruising” political season and says he understands that emotional divides don’t heal overnight. “It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” Trump says. The video is one of […]

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    Police: A 6th child dies from injuries sustained in Chattanooga bus crash

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (CNN) — A sixth child has died from injuries sustained in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, police tweeted. Kevin McClendon told CNN that his brother, Keyonte Wilson, “was a tough little boy.” “I know he’s in a better place,” McClendon said. The bus was on its way home from school Monday when driver Johnthony Walker swerved off the road and the vehicle, with 37 students on board, plowed into a tree, according to officials. Police Sgt. […]

  • Nikki Haley speaks in Clemson, South Carolina in February 2016. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

    President-elect Trump selects Haley as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations

    (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations, according to a source familiar with the decision. An official Trump transition announcement is expected later Wednesday. The Charleston Post and Courier newspaper was the first to report this story overnight. Haley, who is the the daughter of Indian immigrants, has already carved out a legacy for herself, serving as her home state’s first female and first minority governor. […]

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    The NTSB updates on the investigation into yesterday’s deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The National Transportation Safety Board updates on the investigation into yesterday’s deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga that killed at least five elementary school children. Many people have asked how to help. ¬†You can donate to the Woodmore Fund through this site.   So many have asked how they can help. Here's one way: Donate on the link below. #prayforwoodmore #Chacares — Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) November 22, 2016 Here is what we know so far. […]

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    Samsung: Don’t freak out about exploding Galaxy S7s

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Samsung is now doing damage control on its flagship Galaxy smartphones. New reports have surfaced that other Galaxy S7 devices, like the popular Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, have burst into flames — similar to what happened to the ill-fated Note 7 phone. In October, Samsung notoriously halted production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 after failing to correct a problem that caused the devices to explode. Previously, it was forced to […]

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    Veterans plan to join DAPL protest December 4

    (CNN) — On December 4, hundreds of veterans plan to “deploy” to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to join in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline. The event, Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, is a call for veterans to “assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia” to “defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.” The organizers hope to prevent progress on the construction of the pipeline […]

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    Deadly Chattanooga crash raises questions about seat belts on school buses

    (CNN) — Parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are mourning the deaths of at least five children whose lives were cut short when their school bus smashed into a tree and split apart on Monday. The 24-year-old driver, who police said has been cooperative and talking to investigators, has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide. As the investigation continues, many people across the country are left with questions — such as, could lives have been saved if the school bus were […]