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Monday, November 27, 2006

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  • Turkey's Prime Minister Likely to Meet with Pope
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to meet Pope Benedict XVI in Turkey on Tuesday. The Turkish leader had originally said he would not be available to meet with the pope during the Christian leader's four-day visit.
  • Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, Despite W. Bank Shooting
    As a fragile cease-fire appears to be holding in Gaza, Israeli troops in the West Bank shot and killed at least one member of a militant Palestinian group. Palestinian officials say a woman was also killed.
  • Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs $38
    The American Farm Bureau Federation says this year the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 was more than $38. That's an increase of more than a $1.30 over last year's average.
  • Anthropologist Suggests Ways to Stop Wasting Food
    If you're feeling guilty about all the food you ate on Thanksgiving, don't dwell on it. Instead, anthropologist Timothy Jones would like you to think of all the food you wasted! Jones says Americans throw away nearly half the food they grow.
  • Trading Cancer Treatment for Thanksgiving
    Many of us make special arrangements in our lives to be able to celebrate the holidays. When your suffering from cancer, you might modify your chemotherapy schedule to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving. And you're also able to step back and look at the life around you in a new way.
  • Stryker Brigade Returns Home to Alaska from Iraq
    Members of the Army's 172nd Stryker Brigade have finished an extended tour of duty in Iraq. After 16 months away from Alaska's Fort Wainwright, the soldiers arrived home to waiting families.
  • Chad's Capital Tense with Reports of Nearing Rebels
    Chad's government is denying reports that rebel soldiers are closing in on the capital, N'Djamena. Despite the denial, additional troops have been deployed on the outskirts of the city.
  • High-Profile Murder Case Holds Kenya's Attention
    In Kenya, a murder case that revolves around the issues of black and white, rich and poor has captivated the public's attention. The sole heir to one of the largest family estates in Kenya killed a black subsistence farmer who was apparently trespassing on the white man's land.
  • NYSE Looks to China for More Business
    The head of the New York Stock Exchange will be in China this week. Chief Executive John Thain hopes to come home with more listings. The exchange currently trades shares of only 31 companies from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • New and Old Media Begin Working Together
    Print newspapers are losing money and readers to online news sources. But rather than fight to the death, some papers have decided to try to work with their online competitors.

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