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Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large indoor gatherings.
Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19.
Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

Two same-sex couples in military marry in first for Taiwan

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Two lesbian couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held by Taiwan's military on Friday in a historic celebration with their peers.
Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

Canadian researchers test groundbreaking approach to treating Parkinson's disease

TORONTO — Canadian researchers are testing a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease they hope can slow and even stop its progress.
Trick or Treat? Experts divided on letting kids go out on Halloween due to COVID risk

Trick or Treat? Experts divided on letting kids go out on Halloween due to COVID risk

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to creep up in much of the country, some parents are feeling spooked about letting their children trick-or-treat on Halloween.
Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

LOS ANGELES — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast television staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service.
Deepa Mehta's 'Funny Boy' chosen as Canada's contender for international film Oscar

Deepa Mehta's 'Funny Boy' chosen as Canada's contender for international film Oscar

TORONTO — Filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she's proud of what "Funny Boy" stands for, as the upcoming drama represents Canada in the Oscar race for best international feature film — marking the director's second time competing in the category.
Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Time for Mercy John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. The Return Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 3. The Evening and the Morning Ken Follett (Viking) 4. The Book of Two Ways Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 5. The Searcher Tana French (Viking) 6.

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1. ” Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey (Crown) 2. ” A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. ” A Republic Under Assault” by Tom Fitton (Threshold Editions) 4. ” Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson” by Axel Scheffler (Puffin) 5.