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Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes…

Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has upended traditions at dinner tables all around the country

Astronauts reveal what they'll eat for…

Astronauts reveal what they'll eat for Thanksgiving in space

DOJ to Allow for Federal Execution by Firing Squad

Death by firing squad could be the fate of federal death row inmates in the US under a new rule from the Justice Department. For decades, federal executions have been carried out by lethal injection. But a new rule to be published Friday in the Federal Register, and take effect...

Virus means empty streets for Macy's NY parade

Despite the pandemic, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York went on. But there were no crowds of onlookers. (Nov. 26)

How to Treat Cystic Acne When You Can't Get To…

Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe type of acne. Not only are cystic lesions unsightly, but they're also painful and not easily gotten rid of. According to Allure Magazine, cystic pimples don't contain a core of dead skin or pus. That means if you try to squeeze one, it won't work. Instead, you get trauma and more inflammation, leading to scarring and skin discoloration. If you can't run to a dermatologist for a quick cortisone injection, start by putting ice on the cystic lesion for a few seconds, then moisturize. Then, apply both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide ointments. The former should be at around 1.5 to 2 percent. The latter should be at around 2.5 percent. Finally, top it off with some oil-free moisturizer, and mask redness with a green color-correcting concealer. Good luck!

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and…

Twin Senate runoffs in Georgia have Republicans in a quandary

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This Day in History: FDR Establishes theModern…

This Day in History: , FDR Establishes the Modern Thanksgiving Holiday. November 26, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939, Roosevelt had departed from tradition by declaring the next to last Thursday that year as Thanksgiving Day. The tradition dated back to President Abraham Lincoln, who declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November. Franklin's deviation sparked considerable controversy. Some Americans refused to honor the declaration. But Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation for the next two years. In 1941, the president admitted his mistake and signed the bill establishing the modern national holiday of Thanksgiving Day

Oh, Snap! Why Obama's Looking Forward To The…

Former President Barack Obama threw some geographic shade at the Trump administration in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Business Insider reports Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy picks for the incoming administration. Obama said that he was looking forward to seeing an administration where people 'know where countries are.' In June 2017, President Donald Trump reportedly mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan as "Nipple" and "Button." When looking at a map, the leader of the free world had to be told where the countries were located.

Disney Says 32K Will Lose Jobs by March

More bad news from Disney: The company announced in a Thanksgiving Eve filing that it plans to lay off 32,000 workers by March of next year, 4,000 more than previously announced . Most of the laid-off workers will be employees at the company's theme parks in Florida and California,...

What we're thankful for this Thanksgiving

It's been a tough year, but even in 2020 despite all of the hardships and challenges, there's always something to be thankful for. Here's what these people are thankful for.

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National…

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Adviser. President Donald Trump announced Flynn's pardon on Wednesday via Twitter. It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump's former national security adviser pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI ... ... about conversations he had with Russian ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in December of 2016. Flynn is the only White House official to be convicted of crimes connected to the Mueller investigation. The investigation sought to uncover possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to ensure Trump's election in 2016. Under Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department recently sought to withdraw the charges against Flynn. Trump's pardon brings an end to Flynn's case

New migration maps serve as tools to help big…

New maps of big game migrations in the Western U.S. will help identify where human development is getting in the way of animals on the move

US troops enjoy Thanksgiving meal far from home

Members of the Air Force's 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated Thanksgiving away from their families. But they enjoyed a traditional holiday meal. (Nov. 26)

Ireland Declares Santa an Essential Worker

With 29 days to go until Christmas, Ireland has reassured worried children that COVID restrictions won't stop Santa Claus. Simon Coveny, the country's minister for foreign affairs, confirmed Thursday that Santa's travels will be classed as "essential travel for essential purpose," the Irish Times reports. Santa is "exempt from the...

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers sickened by…

A North Dakota-based volunteer organization that helps farmers when they are injured or otherwise impaired says it has helped a number of Midwest farmers who were incapacitated by the coronavirus

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Utah built a bridge just for animals

After Grammys Controversy, Drake Calls for…

"What once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter." That's what Drake has to say about the Grammy Awards after The Weeknd, expected to be the king of 2021 nominations, was excluded altogether . In posts on his Instagram Stories, Drake—who received two nominations—wrote that he...

ShowBiz Minute: Maradona, Depp, Lemurs

Tributes are paid to Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona who has died aged 60; UK judge refuses Johnny Depp permission to appeal libel ruling; Ring-tailed lemurs treated to a Thanksgiving feast at a Chicago area zoo. (Nov. 26)

Feel The Burn? Site Will Livestream Burning Your…

Fire can destroy, but it can also be part of a deeply cathartic emotional cleanse. As the dumpster fire known as 2020 staggers to an ignoble end, Hey.Science is offering the chance to see one's grief and rage go up in flames. Literally. According to Gizmodo, just email dumpsterfire@hey.com with a PG-13 rated rant about you want to see in life burnt to cinders. Your email will be printed out, placed on a conveyor belt, fed into a burning dumpster, and live-streamed on the internet. Feel the burn!

Schools struggle to stay open as quarantines…

Contact tracing and isolation protocols meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus are sidelining school employees and frustrating efforts to continue in-person learning

How to Gear up for Cold Weather Running

How to Gear up, for Cold Weather Running. These tips will help to keep you active during the cold pandemic months. Layers are key. Wearing layers is especially a great idea for new runners. Garments made from synthetic fibers rather than cotton are ideal. . Make sure to accessorize. Hats, bands, mittens and traction devices for your shoes are all great ideas for the winter. Lunchtime can be a great time for a run. Midday runs can be a great alternative to cold and dark winter morning runs. Don't forget to stretch. Cold weather can freeze the ground, adding extra stress to body joints. Stretching and easing into new environments can help mitigate extra stressors. Run with a friend. Accountability partners are great for maintaining goals and creating consistency for new routines

Trump Flips Fox From Friend To Foe

For years, President Donald Trump was a Fox News superfan, routinely phoning in to give impromptu interviews and receive gushing praise. But now, Business Insider reports Trump is waging war against the network. What's more, he's encouraging his supporters to migrate over to more MAGA-friendly channels like Newsmax and One America News Network. As it increasingly challenges Trump's baseless election fraud claims, Fox News is under a siege of its own making. With its recognition of Joe Biden as President-elect, Fox News' favorability ratings among Republicans fell by 13% following the election.

Defector Crossed DMZ Undetected Thanks to Loose…

The latest defection from North Korea is a worry for South Koreans—and not because they fear an onslaught of gymnasts leaping over the border. The defector, who showed up on the South Korean side of the heavily fortified DMZ earlier this month, managed to get past a border equipped...

AccuWeather wishes you a happy Thanksgiving

Members of the AccuWeather team express what they’re thankful for this year as we all wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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778,000 More Americans Filed First-Time…

778,000 More Americans Filed , First-Time Unemployment , Claims Last Week. The Labor Department released the latest figures on Wednesday. First-time claims have risen for the second week in a row. The amount of claims was also more than the 735,000 economists were expecting. Continued jobless claims were down from the previous week at 6.1 million. As of Nov. 7, 4.5 million more people have received Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. leaving over 20.4 million Americans still dependent on some form of unemployment benefits. . It is quite clear that the intensification of the pandemic, the pullback by the public and government mandated lockdowns are clearly combining to cause an increase in first time claims, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business. Despite the potential arrival of a mass produced and distributed vaccine, this economy demands fiscal aid now, Thomas Simons, money market economist with Jefferies, via CNN Business

Hijab-wearing Somali-US model takes step back…

Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected

Maradona fans try to rush building to see coffin

Fans of Diego Maradona gathered in Buenos Aires on Thursday to pay their last respects to the soccer legend, who died Wednesday at age 60. Video shows some mourners trying to break through barriers so they could file past Maradona's coffin. (Nov. 26)