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Working at the mall on Black Friday doesn’t have to be a nightmare

There’s a way to make the day humane for employees — most businesses just don’t do it.

In Chicago, domestic violence became multiple homicide. It’s part of a disturbing pattern.

The majority of mass shootings are related to domestic or family violence. But simple policy changes could save lives.

There’s nothing “America First” about Trump’s Saudi policy

Trump does seem to make money off it personally.

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Salt Fat Acid Heat host Samin Nosrat’s surefire secret to a successful Thanksgiving

Trump’s Saudi Arabia decision is the perfect distillation of his worldview

The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

Donald Trump’s professions of ignorance about Julian Assange are very hard to believe

Thousands of Toys R Us workers are getting severance, following months of protests

The data is clear: nobody actually fights about politics at Thanksgiving dinner

The Favourite is a deliciously wicked tale of sex, women, and power plays

Creed II is no Creed. But it’s a pretty good Rocky sequel.

Shopping local won’t save small businesses from closing. Here’s what will.

What Ralph Breaks the Internet gets especially right about being online

All the Democrats running for top spots in the House

Reckoning with Twilight, 10 years later

Kids are stranded in Mexico because officials won’t let them seek asylum in the US

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for low oil prices after letting it off the hook for Khashoggi murder

Ryan Zinke blamed environmentalists for California’s massive wildfires. Again.

All the House seats Democrats have flipped in the 2018 elections

Democrats won 6 more state governments. New Jersey shows what they can do.

How the baby boomers, not millennials, screwed America

The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

How to save a species (if you really want to)

The strongest case for — and against — Matthew Whitaker’s appointment

Mark Zuckerberg is essentially untouchable at Facebook

A historian on our broken election system: “it’s run by people with stake in the outcome”

Why House progressives have Nancy Pelosi’s back