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Hollande, on Moscow visit, calls for broad anti-ISIS coalition

MOSCOW — French President Francois Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against the Islamic State group, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, …


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  1. Thanksgiving brings clothing, toiletries for Tampa homeless community with help of local ministry

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — The anticipation was palpable as volunteers unloaded boxes of clothing, but Andre Kirwan found time for a moment of silence.

    Lawrence Keese receives a Thanksgiving meal from volunteer Azariah McFarlane, 11, at a holiday meal giveaway for those in need on North Florida Avenue in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. "I just wanted to help people," McFarlane said, when asked about her motivation for volunteering. (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)
  2. White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.

    Secret Service police stand guard outside the White House after a man was caught jumping the fence as President Barack Obama and his family ate Thanksgiving dinner in Washington, D.C. [Associated Press]
  3. Carlton: At last, a downtown outdoor market in Tampa that could just work


    If like me you think cool amenities like an outdoor market are important to a downtown's success, here's good news on that previously dismal Tampa front.

  4. Finally enforceable, Pasco deputies learn about Florida's new sexting law

    Public Safety

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Until this past summer, Pasco sheriff's deputies had only two options when they caught teenagers exchanging nude photos of themselves: charge them with felonies or do nothing at all.

    Pasco deputies recently learned about Florida’s new sexting law and how it pertains to teens.
  5. No injuries in north Tampa house fire


    TAMPA — No one was injured in a Thursday house fire at 8408 Lake Melena Way in Tampa, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

  6. Man shot outside his trailer in Wesley Chapel


    WESLEY CHAPEL — An unidentified man was shot Thursday along the 7800 block of Blair Drive in Wesley Chapel, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said.

  7. Between consulting jobs and charters, couple's role in Hillsborough schools expands


    TAMPA — The Hillsborough County school district has paid more than $35,000 to a consulting firm whose owner is also on track to oversee seven charter schools.

    Mel, left, and Rod Jurado. The Jurados live in Temple Terrance and own a local consulting firm, The Profitable Group, that has performed thousands of dollars worth of consulting work for the Hillsborough County school district. At the same time, Rod Jurado chairs a local board that oversees Hillsborough schools managed by the Fort Lauderdale-based Charter Schools USA.  (Facebook)
  8. U.S. troops are served traditional Thanksgiving meal


    In Afghanistan on Thursday, U.S. soldiers at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul were served a traditional Thanksgiving meal by their superior officers. 

    A U.S. general serves food to soldiers during a Thanksgiving dinner at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.
  9. Thanksgiving parade features balloons, bands, heavy security


    NEW YORK — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan on Thursday for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

    The balloon Skylanders' Eruptor is moved through Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 in New York.  [Associated Press]
  10. In Africa, Pope Francis warns of 'catastrophic' outcome if interests derail climate talks


    NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be "catastrophic" for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb fossil fuel emissions as he brought his environmental message to the heart of Africa on the eve of make-or-break climate change talks in Paris. …

    Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday. Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya. The pontiff is wearing a robe made for him by the Dolly Craft Sewing Project and Women's Group of the Kangemi slum of Nairobi. [Associated Press]

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Marco Rubio: 'We are most definitely at war with ISIS'

Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, were interviewed by TODAY's Natalie Morales this week in South Carolina and it aired this morning during the Thanksgiving telecast. Together they talked about how their kids are supportive of dad's presidential run, but also tough critics. One on one with Morales, Rubio talked about the war with ISIS and the refugee crisis....