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It's only 9 a.m. on the Friday before Thanksgiving, but there's already a line at Magee's Bakery in Lexington, Ky., filled with people holding dense, sugary pies they've pulled from the bakery shelves.

Greg Higgins, the president and head baker at Magee's, says a rush for Kentucky transparent pies is pretty typical at this time of year.

"This is a standard thing for us to do because of the number of people who are from Maysville — because that's where the transparent name comes from, in that region," Higgins says.

Zimbabwe's parliament has moved one crucial step closer toward removing the country's longtime president, Robert Mugabe. On Tuesday, one day after Mugabe ignored a deadline set by his party to resign, lawmakers made a motion to impeach the president.

The proceedings are set to begin Tuesday afternoon local time.

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