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The Morning Briefing: Pre-Thanksgiving News Round-Up and Much, Much More

Wishbone, one of two turkeys set to be pardoned by President Donald Trump, is presented to members of the press in the briefing room, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, prior to the annual pardon at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Good Wednesday morning.

President Trump has no public events on his schedule today.

[Alleged] harassment round-up

‘CBS This Morning’ is ‘begging’ Oprah to fill in for Charlie Rose

Pixar’s John Lasseter taking sabbatical after admitting ‘missteps’

The wagons are starting to circle around Al Franken

Poll: Which party is more likely to say they’d consider voting for someone accused of harassment?

Dems stop short of demanding Conyers step down from powerful committee

Dem senator: ‘Distraction’ to call for Franken’s resignation

New poll shows how many Minnesotans want Al Franken to resign

Liberal Journalist Defends Himself Against Claims Of Sexual Assault

Ex-Alabama Cop: Roy Moore Frequently Harassed High School Cheerleaders At Games

Moore campaign: ‘We don’t believe these women’

Gabby Douglas, Olympic gymnast, says sports doctor abused her

Thanksgiving/Black Friday

It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump

Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question

How Advertising Shaped Thanksgiving as We Know It

No Thanksgiving for the Department of Transportation

Walmart Vs Target: Best ‘Black Friday’ 2017 Deals

The 5 worst things to buy on Black Friday

Best Black Friday Deals at Home Depot and Lowe’s 2017

9 tips to make the most of Amazon’s Black Friday deals

UPS workers claim holiday disaster looms as they threaten to strike

Historical picture of the day:

Phyllis Schlafly a long time foe of the Equal Rights Amendment addresses her supporters at a rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1977 in Springfield, Illinois. Both pro and anti factions showed up saying that the bill would again go before the House. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

‘Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy Dead At 67

Mueller investigating Kushner’s communication with foreign leaders: report

Man charged with terrorism, murder in New York truck attack

U.S. wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open: State Department

EXCLUSIVE: Central Figure In ‘Backdoor Overture’ Request Denies That Russian Official Sought Trump Meeting

Pentagon investigating behavior of military personnel on Trump’s Asia trip

Murkowski says she backs Obamacare mandate repeal

Self-harm attempts by teen girls have tripled since 2009, CDC says 

Harvard Facing Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

Trump spoke to Putin about Syria, North Korea, other hot spots

TripAdvisor’s business practices under review by FTC as more travelers say their warnings of rapes, injuries were blocked

MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

Meg Whitman is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Transgender professor awarded $1.1M after school denied her tenure and fired her

Federal court puts stop to Trump’s transgender military ban

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!