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10 (+1) Thanksgiving movies to watch with loved ones near and far

Yes, it's around Thanksgiving that Hallmark and Lifetime start to release holiday movie after holiday movie, but don't skip out on the dozens of Thanksgiving big-screen and TV movies available to watch. A quick search will bring up movies for children, those looking to laugh and those who don't mind a little drama alongside their big meal.

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Then and Now: Railway Mail Terminal

The facility on Havermale Island prior to Expo '74 was indicative of the push to move mail by rail in the early 20th century, even as would-be thieves targeted trains. 

Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail.

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

Voter mobilization in Black church communities will look much different in 2020, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected millions across the U.S. and has taken a disproportionate toll on Black America. 

Countering Trump, U.S. officials defend integrity of election

Four weeks ahead of Election Day, senior national security officials provided fresh assurances about the integrity of the elections in a video message Tuesday, putting them at odds with President Donald Trump’s efforts to discredit the vote.

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year's most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts in the country.

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare.

Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters

President Donald Trump said Thursday that people who vote early by mail should show up at polling places and vote again if their ballots haven’t been counted, a slight walk back from his comments a day earlier when he suggested people vote twice to test the mail-in system.