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HOLD FOR STORY BY PHILIP MARCELO -- In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo Jessie “Little Doe” Baird, front right, vice chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, hugs a member of the audience following the "We Gather Together" celebration at the Old Indian Meeting House, in Mashpee, Mass. For more …

Independent: Indian Language of the First Thanksgiving Revived

Massachusetts’s Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors ate with the pilgrims and gave birth to the Thanksgiving tradition, have brought the once-dead language spoken at that historic meal back to life, according to a Thursday report by the United Kingdom’s Independent newspaper.

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Saudis Fume Over Claim Qatar Wants to ‘Internationalize’ Muslim Holy Sites

TEL AVIV — The crisis between Qatar and Gulf nations led by Saudi Arabia deteriorated further in the last few days due to Saudi reports that Qatar is appealing to the international community for internationalized access to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia for the season of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca and other holy places, considered a requirement in the lives of all Muslims.

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Indiana Town: No More Good Friday

As Christmas season begins for countless millions of Christians in America and across the globe, Bloomington, Indiana, announced that it will no longer recognize Good Friday because doing so is insensitive to others.

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Limbaugh: ‘True Story of Thanksgiving’ Is a Rejection of Socialism

Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh continued his annual tradition of telling the “true story of Thanksgiving” that he had originally detailed in a passage of his 1992 book, “See, I Told You So.” According to Limbaugh, the

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World View: How the First Thanksgiving Led to American independence

Contents: The First Thanksgiving — The Pilgrims meet the Wampanoag Indians; The fur trade with Britain and Europe; King Philip’s war; Aftermath of King Philip’s War; The Great Awakening of the 1730-40s; The Revolutionary War — 1772-1782; Aftermath of the Revolutionary War

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Learning What It Means to be American

Peter Schramm, the late Professor of Political Science at Ashland University, used to tell a moving story about his immigration to the United States. As a child fleeing communist-occupied Hungary, he asked his father where the family would go. “We are going to America,” his father replied. “Why America?” Peter asked. “Because, son,” his father answered, “we were born Americans, but in the wrong place.”