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Your DayStarter. A less Novembery forecast, (but not ridiculous), tales from a Black Friday veteran and lonely Thanksgiving tips

Pope Francis on Wednesday makes his first-ever trip to Africa, where he will encounter a powerful and conservative Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis on Wednesday makes his first-ever trip to Africa, where he will encounter a powerful and conservative Roman Catholic Church.

Temperatures should continue to warm as we head into Thanksgiving, according to WTSP 10Weather. Look for partly cloudy skies and a breeze, with daytime temperatures climbing into the upper 70s on Wednesday.

• As Pope Francis begins his first-ever trip to Africa on Wednesday, he will also face a powerful and assertive Roman Catholic Church in Africa. The church in Africa is booming in numbers, strength and influence, and the Roman Catholic Church globally is sitting up and taking notice. Africans now account for 14 percent of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, but by 2050 they will be 25 to 30 percent.

• What's it like to go out for Black Friday shopping every year — without doing any shopping? Retail reporter Justine Griffin has been covering Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping for several, and she has some insights as to why some people love shopping those days and others don't. She should know. Her mother used to hit the lines on Black Friday to get her a Furby. No lie. Read her story this morning at tampbay.com/money.

• All week, we're bringing you our Guide to Lonely Thanksgiving. Our critics and writers have offered their best advice for going the holiday alone, from TV to reading to eating out. It doesn't have to be a pity party. If you do it right, you can be thankful for your solitude, too. Follow our suggestions.

• Despite recent hotheads and headlines, the immigrant experience is what America is all about. Brooklyn is a lovely, classically constructed reminder of our best melting pot instincts. Check out the full movie review at tampabay.com/movies.

Thomas Bassinger charts each pass by Jameis Winston and and Marcus Mariota and compares the rookie quarterbacks' performances. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

Your DayStarter. A less Novembery forecast, (but not ridiculous), tales from a Black Friday veteran and lonely Thanksgiving tips 11/25/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 7:35am]
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