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Christmas gift-giving etiquette guide

The holidays are a time for joyful gatherings with family and friends, eggnog, tables laden with food and - if we're going to be honest - a good amount of stress. Giving gifts is fun, but it can be a challenge as well, especially if you're on a budget.

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Lawmakers OK 75 mph limit, cash for innocent, voter ID rules

Michigan motorists could legally drive faster on 1,500 miles of rural highway under bills that cleared a key hurdle Wednesday in the Legislature, where lawmakers also backed tougher voter ID requirements, finalized statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies and moved to join Michigan with 30 other states that compensate wrongfully convicted prisoners.

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Fast food workers protesting in Charlotte

Fast food workers and supporters in front of McDonald's at 2301 Central Avenue. Fast food workers are protesting across the state today.
Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
Fast food workers protesting in Charlotte 0:58

Fast food workers protesting in Charlotte

Black Friday shoppers 1:22

Black Friday shoppers

Busy travel day at Charlotte Douglas 0:59

Busy travel day at Charlotte Douglas

A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness 1:57

A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness