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Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynamics, buried deep below the surface for the other 364 days a year, that threaten to bubble up…

If you have small group for Thanksgiving and would rather not spend the entire day in the kitchen, you could go the prepared food route. But then you lose a central pleasure of the holiday — a home-cooked harvest meal. Besides, from my experience, takeout turkey dinners tend to be expensive …

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a heaping side of stress. What size turkey should I buy? Oh, wait, it’s still frozen! Who has the one copy of Grandma’s legendary stuffing? Why does this homemade pie crust keep falling apart? Why are the mashed potatoes gluey?! Every year it’s something n…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Miranda Lambert is back, as bold and fun as she ever was, with a new album of rock and punk-influenced country hits that reflect a woman happily cracking jokes on her haters and stepping into a new chapter of her life and career.

Drug addiction help: The Living Recovery Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12:15 p.m., 8 p.m. daily and a 10 a.m. Saturday meeting for women at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. The group offers a weekly meeting for family members of addicts, Nar-Anon, at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. F…

Nonprofit pet rescue organizations need volunteers to foster animals. Volunteers are trained, and most expenses are covered. Fostering can last from a few weeks to a few months. Pets participate in weekly adoption events. For information, email info@LongviewPetsRescue.org or visit Longview P…

House of Hope, 3011 W. Marshall Ave., Longview, needs twin size air mattresses, paper towels and plates, plastic ware, meats of any kind (must be USDA approved), turkeys, holiday food pantry staples. For complete list of items needed, call Helen Johnson, (903) 295-0904.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive: 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd. in Longview. Food donations consisting of canned goods, bread and frozen meats will be accepted as well as monetary donations. Contact: Horaney’s, (903) 753-3661; Longview Communit…

AUSTIN — When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she might go to a Christian pregnancy center, where she is counseled to carry a pregnancy to term.

BALTIMORE — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Generally speaking, people are not excited about being told what to do. This is probably one of the greatest reasons why the world rejects the Bible and the ways of God. In fact, it’s rare to find anyone who’s excited about taking advice, even good advice.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too.

ArtsView Children’s Theatre performers will sing and dance their way through a turn-of-the-century labor dispute when they bring Disney’s Broadway musical “Newsies” to the stage Nov. 21-24.