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A judge has rejected a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home.

The St. Cloud Times reports defense attorney Steven Meshbesher made the request Tuesday at Byron Smith's trial.

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Smith, 65, of Little Falls, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

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Thanksgiving 2013 Google Doodle
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:24

Published on Nov 27, 2013

As a motley crew of woodland creatures joins together for a Thanksgiving feast, a fox learns that everyone has something they can bring to the table.

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BATON ROUGE, La. - What's your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal? Well, Les Miles captures the moment as only the LSU head football coach can.

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grinchOver the past few years, many commentators have noted that Christmas is under attack in this country. In public squares, the word has been banned as supposedly offensive to non-Christians. Thus, the name of events such as the tree lighting in New Orleans City Park has changed from Christmas in the Oaks to Celebration in the Oaks.

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BATON ROUGE – A neutral site game against Wisconsin, home games against Alabama and Ole Miss and a Thanksgiving contest at Texas A&M highlight the 2014 LSU football schedule.

The Southeastern Conference announced the league schedule for all 14 teams on Wednesday. LSU will play a total of seven homes games, which includes playing host to Kentucky from the SEC Eastern Division on Oct. 18. LSU travels to face Florida in Gainesville on Oct. 11 for its other cross-division league game.

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Charles-DickensMost of us have been swept up in the momentum of the holiday season.  We have passed the Christmas milestone and are approaching New Year’s Day, the third in the trilogy of holidays that we celebrate during this time each year -- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

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Bobby Jindal wins Turkey of the Year Award
Friday, 23 November 2012 12:15

bobby-romney-et-tu2Turkey:  a person of little appeal; dud; loser; a flop 

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fairgrounds-picWhen you think of New Orleans Thanksgiving, for tens of thousands, the thought is, and perhaps the primary thought is, the Fairgrounds.

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thanksgiving-miller-connerIt started out as a father's way of getting his 16-year-old son motivated, but it ended on Thanksgiving Day with so much more.

 

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jones-PaytonPeople who assume I have inside knowledge about the New Orleans Saints ask me all the time why the team can't get a contract done with their head coach.

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