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Heritage turkey breeders preserve Thanksgiving bird tradition

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WAKE FOREST, N.C. - A tiny but growing number of the 46 million turkeys destined to be eaten in American this Thanksgiving can trace their lineage to the birds that graced the tables of the country's early settlers.

2:08pm EST

Mystery of Alexander the Great-era tomb holds Greeks in thrall

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ATHENS - Greek archaeologist Katerina Peristeri dug in obscurity for years before unearthing a marble tomb from the time of Alexander the Great -- a find that has brought her instant fame.

4:17am EST

Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama's Thanksgiving turkey pardon

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country's Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course.

U.S., Politics, Turkey 3:36pm EST

Gemfields unearths rare 40.23-carat ruby in Mozambique

- British precious stones miner Gemfields Plc said it had found a 40.23-carat rough ruby at its Montepuez deposit in Mozambique, and termed the find as "one of the most important rubies unearthed in recent times".

4:36am EST

South African toddlers 'swapped at birth' shouldn't be exchanged: court adviser

JOHANNESBURG - Two South African toddlers accidentally swapped on the day they were born should stay with the families who raised them and not be returned to their biological parents, a court-appointed expert said on Wednesday.

3:54am EST

Tue, Nov 25 2014

Celebrated California farm sows seeds for next generation

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RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - Growing up among rows of purple haze carrots, delicate Mara des Bois strawberries and corn sweet enough to eat raw, Makoto Chino might have been one of the best-fed kids in America.

25 Nov 2014

New U.S. exhibit puts visitor in midst of World War Two

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NEW ORLEANS - A national museum commemorating the American experience of World War Two will open a new exhibit next month aimed at bringing the sounds and sensations of the conflict to new generations.

U.S., Arts 25 Nov 2014

Germany to introduce legal quotas for women on company boards

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to a draft law that would force Germany's leading listed companies to allocate 30 percent of the seats on non-executive boards to women from 2016 onward.

25 Nov 2014

Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings

LONDON - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces.

Arts, Russia 25 Nov 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.