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Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?

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Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad their record has been. When this year’s 7-3 squad squares off against the undefeated Green Bay Packers, you might find yourself wondering why the Lions get the plum gig of playing a nationally televised game every Turkey Day. So what’s the origin of Detroit’s most beloved football tradition this side of the old “Fire Millen!” chants? And what about the other…

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New Hampshire presidential towns largely ignored in campaign

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All presidential candidates want to get to Washington, D.C. But what about Washington, New Hampshire? Incorporated a dozen years before George Washington‘s first inauguration, Washington is one of a half-dozen New Hampshire towns named after presidents. But, along with most other communities, it has largely been bypassed by those hoping to become president. Contrary to the perception that presidential candidates travel to every nook and cranny across the state to win votes in the nation’s first primary, they mostly stick…

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