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Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

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Mr. (Will) Smith goes to Washington?

His new blockbuster doesn't come out until Christmas Day, but Will Smith is already looking past it.

This frenzied campaign season has so "incensed" the movie star that Smith says he is losing sleep trying to figure out new ways to be "useful in the ...


Obama: No 'specific and credible threat' to U.S.

Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is "taking every possible step" to keep the country safe, President Barack Obama said Wednesday, seeking to reassure travelers and adding there is no known "specific and credible threat" to ...

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2016 candidates: Yes, Chicago cop should face charges

Several 2016 hopefuls weighed in Wednesday on the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer.

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Hillary Clinton coming to Jax next week

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will bring her campaign to Florida next week to try to build grass-roots support and raise money.

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Trump: 100 black leaders' endorsements coming

Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up endorsement from African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday.


Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing market will be welcomed by many.

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Canada: We'll resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees

Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk.

The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable indivi...

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Changes coming for cabs in Uber fight?

Some Uber and other tech driving companies have complied with City Council regulations, but the majority have not. Now the council might adjust the rules to benefit cab drivers.

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Ben Carson: the most misunderstood candidate?

By Ben Carson's telling, he may be the most misunderstood candidate in the 2016 presidential race.

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon has shrugged off a series of controversies over the past two weeks by claiming that the press simply misunderstood w...

Trash collection changes for Thanksgiving

Duval County and St. Johns County residents who usually have their garbage collected on Thursdays will see a delay this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ex-official: U.S. leadership needed in Syria

The Turkish downing of a Russian jet near the border with Syria on Tuesday underscores the need for increased American leadership in the Syrian war, according to Nicholas Burns, a U.S. career diplomat who served as under secretary of state.


Election 2016 Interactives

  • 2016 race: Who's running and who's out

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    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he was dropping out of the presidential race on Nov 18. See who else is running and who has dropped out.

  • UNCUT: Jennifer Carroll's TWIJ interview

    The former lawmaker, lieutenant governor and now News4Jax's political analyst covers a wide variety of subjects in her interview with Kent Justice.

  • Democratic debate tonight

    Only 3 candidates will participate in this CBS-hosted debate. Rick Mullaney, head of JU's public policy institute, joins us to talk about the storylines.

  • GOP debate heats up

    VIDEO: The remaining Republicans contending for the Presidential Primary race met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to debate the important topics including economic policy.