- Making News: India and Pakistan Agree to Cease-Fire in Kashmir
After 14 years of cross-border gun battles, India and Pakistan have declared a cease-fire in one of the world-s most dangerous conflicts-their dispute over Kashmir. Paul Watson, who reports from New Delhi for the Los Angeles Times, has more on history of the conflict, this week's accord and the external pressures that are pushing the two countries toward normalizing relations.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Woman behind Thanksgiving Day
Pilgrims and Native Americans held the first feast of thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving Day wasn-t a national holiday until Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it in the midst of the Civil War. Laura Schenone, author of A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: a History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes and Remembrances, says he might not have done it without the relentless campaigning of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale.
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