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Remember the Pilgrims, Obama says, in appeal for generosity to Syrian refugeesEagles QB Sam Bradford out, Mark Sanchez in against Lions (Yahoo Sports)

Migrants walk after crossing the border from Greece into Macedonia, near GevgelijaHe reminds Americans that "the world is still full of pilgrims" seeking "a safer, better future."

Philadelphia Eagles' Mark Sanchez passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

DETROIT (AP) -- Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is inactive for their Thanksgiving game against the Lions.

Don't erase Woodrow Wilson. Expose him.IAAF says Russia accepts ban, will cooperate with inspectors (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 13 2015 file photo, IAAF President Sebastian Coe gives a statement to journalists outside his office in London. A step-by-step anti-doping roadmap that Russia will have to follow to be allowed back into international competition is to be discussed Thursday by track and field's governing body. The meeting in Monaco of the IAAF council could throw up difficult questions for its president, Sebastian Coe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Russia vowed Thursday to work ''very actively'' with track and field's governing body to eradicate the doping culture that led to its blanket ban from international competition, possibly including next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The decision by Russia's athletics federation not to contest the ban and its additional promise to work ''very hard'' to tackle doping represented a modest victory for Sebastian Coe, the embattled president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The move suggests that Coe's hardline stance against Russia is producing early results.

Turkish military says did not know downed jet was RussianRams WR Bailey has surgery after being shot in Florida (Yahoo Sports)

Russian protesters demonstrate outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow, on November 25, 2015Turkey's military said it did not know the warplane it shot down on the Syrian border was Russian, adding that it was ready for "all kinds of cooperation" after Moscow called the incident a "planned provocation". In a statement issued after tensions surged between Ankara and Moscow, the Turkish armed forces said they had made significant efforts to find and rescue the two pilots after shooting down the jet on Tuesday. The sole surviving pilot said he had received no warning and the aircraft did not violate Turkish air space, prompting the Turkish army to release audio recordings it said showed the Russian jet was repeatedly warned to change course.

FILE - This Aug. 8, 2013, file photo shows St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey watching from the bench in the fourth quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Suspended Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the authorities. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Many St. Louis Rams players woke to the news that Stedman Bailey had been shot in the head. Bailey was in intensive care and in stable condition at a Miami area hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure that Rams coach Jeff Fisher said lasted 4-6 hours. Fisher said he didn't anticipate Bailey, who is eligible to return from a suspension in two weeks, would play again this season.

New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight securitySeattle's Marshawn Lynch undergoes abdominal surgery (Yahoo Sports)

A float depicting the animated "Peanuts" characters Snoopy and Woodstock proceeds along 6th Ave as spectators watch from buildings during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Kylie Gumpert and Alexander Besant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Wednesday they were safe to take to roads, trains and planes over the holiday. Police walked alongside many of the parade groups and helicopters hovered overhead amid the enhanced security following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks through a tackle-attempt by Dallas Cowboys' Sean Lee (50) as Cowboys Byron Jones, left, comes over to help on the running play in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to make a late charge toward a fourth straight playoff berth, they'll do it without Marshawn Lynch. Seattle is hopeful that Lynch will return at some point and will keep the bruising running back on the active roster. ''The doctor projected that he could get back pretty quickly,'' coach Pete Carroll said.

Hurricane Sandra strengthens to Category 4 as it nears MexicoBrowns didn't discuss cutting Johnny Manziel before benching (Yahoo Sports)

Hurricane Sandra is seen in a NOAA image taken from the GOES East satellite off the coast of MexicoHurricane Sandra strengthened to a Category 4 storm early on Thursday, the strongest recorded in the eastern Pacific Ocean this late in the year, as it headed toward Mexico's coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Sandra, about 575 miles (925 km) south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula on Thursday morning, had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (233 kmh), the NHC said. The agency may issue tropical storm or hurricane watches for portions of the area later on Thursday, it said.

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) plays during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. Browns coach Mike Pettine says he benched Johnny Manziel because the quarterback violated the team's trust with his behavior during the bye week. Manziel was demoted from starter to third string on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, by Pettine, who was upset after a video emerged of the second-year QB partying last week in Texas while the Browns were off. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The Browns believe sacking Johnny Manziel themselves will do him good. One day after taking Manziel's starting job from him for breaking his promise to stay out of the spotlight and behave during the bye week, Browns coach Mike Pettine explained his decision was necessary. Manziel was dumped as Cleveland's starter and dropped to third string by Pettine, who was angry after a video emerged of the second-year QB partying last week in Texas while the Browns were off.

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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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