November 28th, 2014
08:03 AM ET

Pope Francis Visits Turkey to Bolster Religious Ties

Pope Francis is meeting with Turkey's leaders Friday on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country.

During his trip, his first to Turkey as pontiff, Francis will meet the head of the Orthodox Church and voice support for Christians in the region and the many refugees who have fled fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The Pope's first stop was at the Ataturk Mausoleum, tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkish republic and its first president, where he laid a wreath.

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November 28th, 2014
06:59 AM ET

Poll Shows American Optimism is Up

52 percent of Americans say things are going well, and 48 percent said things are going badly, a new CNN/ORC poll found.

While 52 percent may not seem great, that's up 11 points from a year ago. CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar says the numbers come from several months of good job growth.

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November 28th, 2014
06:17 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – November 28, 2014

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November 28th, 2014
05:12 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, November 28

Storm-related outages leave the East Coast in the dark. There's a day of kindness and sadness in Ferguson. And oil prices plummet.

It's Friday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

 

1. THANKSGIVING OUTAGES
No power, no problem: Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power. In New Hampshire, more than 133,000 customers were still in the dark this morning.

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