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The 9 Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes to Watch on Turkey Day

Celebrate thanksgiving by hiding from your family and watching these fictional families enjoy turkey day!

Celebrating Thanksgiving usually entails a day of eating, answering uncomfortable questions from your family about your career and romantic life, hearing about your grandma's bunion surgery, and, if you're lucky, a well-earned doze in front of the TV. This year, given the social distancing guidelines, you may bypass the family time and go straight to the couch.

Regardless of your plans for Turkey Day, when that second helping of turkey starts to settle in your belly and your eyelids start to feel heavy, it's time to shove your cousin (or cat) over on the couch, settle in, and turn on one of these classic Thanksgiving-themed episodes.


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Meghan Markle And 10 Other Celebrities Open About Their Miscarriages

Miscarriages are deeply painful and personal. Some brave women have chosen to open up about their miscarriages in order to help others remember they're not alone.

Miscarriages are incredibly painful, personal events.

They're also shockingly common. Somewhere from 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriages, according to the Mayo Clinic, though the number may be much higher because many women don't realize they're pregnant.

Celebrities are not immune from reality. Some have eve chosen to share their stories in an effort to make other families feel less alone in their grief.

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Michelle Obama Launches Initiative to Reach Young Voters and Increase Voter Turnout

In 2016, 43% of eligible voters—nearly 100 million Americans—didn't vote.

In 2018, Michelle Obama launched an initiative called When We All Vote.

Her nonpartisan organization is dedicated to closing the race and age voting gaps, getting young people to the polls, and making the voting process more accessible and appealing to all.

Partners included Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson, as the organization engaged with millions of voters prior to the 2018 election. Hosting over 2,500 in-person events led to 2018's boundary-breaking turnout.

In 2020, when in-person organizational opportunities are largely off the table, When We All Vote is focusing its energy on digital initiatives and online content. Today, Michelle announced the start of a new digital initiative called Vote Loud, which aims to reach and inspire young people in order to get them to the polls on Election Day.

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From Billie Eilish to AOC, 10 Highlights from the Democratic National Convention

Despite some technical difficulties and some uncomfortable moments, the Democratic National Convention was an attempt to provide solace to a fractured nation.

Democratic National Convention Roll Call

As tensions around the 2020 election rise to a near-fever pitch, all eyes are on the Democratic party.

The Democratic National Convention was an important moment, one that was inevitably rigorously analyzed by pundits across the political spectrum. But did it hold up to expectations?

First off, the convention was held virtually over Zoom, leading to a fair amount of awkward technical issues. But it did feature a number of highlights, some of which came from unexpected places. Overall, the DNC was a lot of things, but ultimately it was a call to action.

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Is Rush Limbaugh America's Most Successful Ho?

After calling attention to empty accusations against Kamala Harris, it's become clear that Rush Limbaugh is the actual ho.

On Monday morning, radio loud mouth and Medal of Freedom recipient Rush Limbaugh shared two stories about vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris in which she was referred to as a "hoe [sic]" and a "mattress."

The first story was about a photographer who was fired from the NBA for labelling an image of Democratic running mates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as "Joe and the Hoe [sic]." The second story that Limbaugh thought worthy of his audience's attention was a story in The American Spectator accusing Harris of having "slept her way up" as former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's "mattress."

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An Open Letter to Chance the Rapper: Kanye 2020 Should Scare You

Kanye's 2020 campaign can't bring about transformative change—it can only help Donald Trump get reelected.

Chance,

Before you came along, the career you've had would have been impossible to imagine.

There was no model for the kind of independent artist you set out to be. You stood up to record labels that wanted to throw money at you to give up your independence. You gave up nothing and continued to succeed.

Recording Acid Rap at 19 was an insane achievement. You followed it up with Coloring Book at a time when a streaming-only album had never won a Grammy. It won three. You've credited God for your success. Maybe you're right, but my own preference is to credit your optimism, your immense talent, and your unshakeable will.

You stand up for what you believe, and you're not in the habit of letting long-shot odds deter you. I'm going to let that attitude inspire me while I try to convince you to stop supporting Kanye 2020. I know I probably can't do it, but I feel like I have to try.

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