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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother expresses gratitude Thanksgiving morning, saying, ‘We finally got justice’
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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother expresses gratitude Thanksgiving morning, saying, ‘We finally got justice’

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery expressed gratitude Thanksgiving morning for the guilty verdicts of the three men who killed her son, calling the moment “bittersweet.” “This is the second Thanksgiving that my family and I will share without Ahmaud,” Wanda Cooper-Jones said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. “But this is the first…MORE

Houston’s Thanksgiving ‘Super Feast’ is overcoming supply chain challenges to feed tens of thousands
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Houston’s Thanksgiving ‘Super Feast’ is overcoming supply chain challenges to feed tens of thousands

Volunteers are converging on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, overcoming supply chain challenges to serve tens of thousands of people who find themselves in need of a meal on Thanksgiving. Organizers expect to serve between 25,000 and 30,000 families during Thursday’s 43rd annual “Super Feast,” they told CNN. About 635,000 pounds of…MORE

Philadelphia hits grim record of 500 homicides as leaders stress the victims are more than numbers
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Philadelphia hits grim record of 500 homicides as leaders stress the victims are more than numbers

It’s daytime, and the woman screams, “Call 911! Call 911!” as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk near a South Philadelphia intersection packed with apartments and businesses. Seconds later, she is shot dead, marking the most dubious of milestones. The city witnessed its 500th homicide of 2021 on Wednesday, matching a record set in 1990, according…MORE

Bear featured in countless films and TV shows dies
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Bear featured in countless films and TV shows dies

Bart the Bear II, a famed grizzly bear who had appeared in countless movies and TV series such as “We Bought a Zoo” and “Game of Thrones,” has died, according to his family, Lynne and Doug Seus. In a post on The Vital Ground Foundation, which was co-founded by the Seus, it said they are…MORE

National Day of Mourning turns Thanksgiving into something more honest
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National Day of Mourning turns Thanksgiving into something more honest

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. There’s little similarity between the actual harvest feast in 1621 that eventually inspired Thanksgiving and the event’s commemoration in popular culture. Historians doubt that anyone ate turkey. The Wampanoags’ alliance with…MORE

Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit
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Thousands of people have raised more than $1 million for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Kevin Strickland, 62, was exonerated Tuesday morning after serving decades at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Strickland was convicted in 1979 of one count of capital murder and two counts…MORE

Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says
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Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says

Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office. Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into…MORE

Judge vacates 1974 rape conviction after Massachusetts fails to preserve evidence, victim raises ‘serious doubts’ about her identification
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Judge vacates 1974 rape conviction after Massachusetts fails to preserve evidence, victim raises ‘serious doubts’ about her identification

A Massachusetts judge vacated Tyrone Clark’s 1974 rape conviction after the commonwealth failed to preserve evidence and the victim in the case, unsolicited, raised serious doubts about her identification of the defendant, according to a news release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Clark, who was released from prison Wednesday, is “absolutely thrilled” about…MORE

New Jersey officer faces charges after body of hit-and-run victim was found in the back seat of his car, prosecutors say
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New Jersey officer faces charges after body of hit-and-run victim was found in the back seat of his car, prosecutors say

A Newark, New Jersey, police officer is facing multiple charges after prosecutors said he was involved in a hit-and-run that left a 29-year-old nurse dead. Louis Santiago, 25, was off duty when prosecutors allege he traveled onto the right shoulder of the Garden State Parkway around 3 a.m. on November 1, hitting nurse Damian Dymka,…MORE

Jurors in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s killing deliberated between charges of malice murder and felony murder. Here’s what that means
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Jurors in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s killing deliberated between charges of malice murder and felony murder. Here’s what that means

Three men convicted Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery each faced nine possible charges that stemmed from their involvement in the 2020 shooting near Brunswick, Georgia. But the verdicts rendered by the jury on some of the allegations differed. Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. were convicted on four and three of the…MORE

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