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Trending Now: Black Thursday controversy; Soldier surprises wife and newborn

Sgt. Vorrath sees his newborn via Facetime while deployed overseas. (Mary Greenley Medical Center) Sgt. Vorrath sees his newborn via Facetime while deployed overseas. (Mary Greenley Medical Center)
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More stores add 'Black Thursday' hours

Target announced on Monday that it's joining the early birds of Black Friday shopping by openings its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

They join Macy's, Kohls, K-Mart and several other big-name stores that are crashing your Thanksgiving dinner in the name of higher profits. This will be the third year certain stores are opening on Thanksgiving, but everyone isn't on board.

Group Boycott Black Thursday, which has more than 77,000 Facebook ‘likes', gives voice to the thousands of retail employees who are forced to leave family time to work on Thanksgiving.

“Employees will be forced to work the majority of the day and evening in preparation for the huge sale. We believe this is an unethical decision that does not consider the families of the men and women who work at these stores, so we're boycotting Black Thursday,” the group's bio states.

The resistance has been echoed by several stores taking a stand against opening on Thanksgiving Day, which include Dillard's, Costco and Nordstrom.

“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” a Dillard's spokesperson told thinkprogress.com.

$810 million in sales were generated on Thanksgiving Day 2012, but it didn't contribute to a more profitable shopping weekend as that number actually took a bite out of Black Friday sales, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Will you take part in ‘Black Thursday' shopping? Take our poll HERE.

Deployed soldier watches daughter's birth on iPad, meets her the next day in surprise homecoming

Sergeant John Vorrath watched the Oct. 24 birth of his daughter on an iPad while he was stationed in the Middle East. He didn't expect to meet baby girl Charlotte until he returned to the states in six months, but that all changed just moments after her birth when he received permission to visit Iowa. 

After 22 hours of travel, Vorrath executed an emotional homecoming surprise for his family and met his newborn daughter. Grab some tissues and watch the video below or here if you're on a mobile device.

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