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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. People are asking Target if midnight shopping is really that important. Target stores will open at midnight Thanksgiving night, getting an early start on Friday - the year's biggest shopping day. Cart attendant Anthony Hardwick of Omaha, Nebraska says before working all night he'd have to miss a Thanksgiving gathering to get enough sleep. He started an online petition asking to open later. As of yesterday, 88,000 people had signed. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
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