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President Donald Trump made the surprise appearance on Thanksgiving. ABC
VOA VIEW: A smart and good gesture.
President makes Thanksgiving visit to airbase near KabulConfirms talks with extremists have resumedDonald Trump made an unannounced visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, his first visit to the country where the US has been at war since late 2001. Related: Fired navy secretary blasts Trump over 'shocking' handling of Navy seal case Guardian
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
U.S. military aid to Lebanon has been suspended by the Trump administration with little explanation, even as the nation teeters toward meltdown. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Calling himself the “retirement guy” and pitching a “Gray New Deal,” Mr. Buttigieg has crafted a message that resonates among older white Americans, helping him rocket past other candidates in some polls. New York Times
VOA VIEW: People can be fooled.
A new storm, already pummeling California, could disrupt Thanksgiving travelers in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states heading home on Sunday.        USA Today

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A group of Brazilian lawyers and ex-ministers has requested that the International Criminal Court investigate President Jair Bolsonaro, claiming he incites genocide of indigenous people. The group on Thursday denounced what it called “widespread, systematic attacks” on indigenous tribes and said the government fails to ... Washington Times
Justice Clarence Thomas criticizes former Sen. Joe Biden's handling of the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings that have been an issue in the 2020 campaign. ABC
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Millions attended the parade in New York City and got to see new balloons like Astronaut Snoopy and Green Eggs & Ham CBS
Some retail stocks are struggling this year, and while Black Friday sales may not save them, there are still buying opportunities within the group, investing pros say. CNBC
Mike Bloomberg is highly focused on Super Tuesday states, leaving the rest of the Democratic field battling it out in Iowa and New Hampshire. CNBC
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Alelia Murphy, a 114-year-old former seamstress who'd been recognized as the oldest living American, has died. CNN
A major fire at a Texas petrochemical plant continued to burn for a second day on Thursday, with the 60,000 people forced to evacuate still uncertain as to whether they could return home in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Reuters
Airlines that fly to and from Hong Kong will be able to keep their prized airport slots even if they temporarily cut capacity due to weak travel demand through March, according to the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department. Reuters

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A four-day rally that had lifted world stocks to near-record highs stalled on Thursday after China said it would retaliate for U.S. legislation backing Hong Kong's protesters, leaving investors concerned as to the extent of the Chinese response. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China has move to lose.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said his remarks that NATO was experiencing "brain death" had been a useful wake-up call to alliance members, and he would not apologize for saying it. Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a "successful test" of a super-large multiple launch rocket system and expressed "great satisfaction," state media said on Friday. Reuters
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Thomas B. Modly made his first visit this week to the crew of the USS Gerald Ford, his first to the fleet since becoming Acting Secretary of the Navy. UPI
The United States will reduce its financial contribution to NATO in a largely symbolic gesture announced a week before the military bloc's annual summit. UPI
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A federal judge on Wednesday delayed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. UPI

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