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Thanksgiving: Holiday in various countries
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

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Birx worried about COVID spike after holiday [Video]

Birx worried about COVID spike after holiday

[NFA] The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday said she is increasingly concerned about a potential new spike in COVID-19 infections..

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Macy's socially-distanced Thanksgiving Day parade [Video]

Macy's socially-distanced Thanksgiving Day parade

Macy's is preparing for a Thanksgiving Day parade unlike any other. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no children and no spectators lining New York City's traditional 2.5 mile (4 km)..

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Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning [Video]

Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning

Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, despite warnings from health experts to stay home.

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As The National Guard Arrives To Process Corpses, Ted Cruz Fusses About His Turkey Day [Video]

As The National Guard Arrives To Process Corpses, Ted Cruz Fusses About His Turkey Day

The Great State of Texas is staggering under the weight of surging coronavirus cases and deaths. Morgues in Texas are overflowing, and the National Guard has been sent to El Paso to process bodies...

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10 Thanksgiving Fun Facts You Never Knew [Video]

10 Thanksgiving Fun Facts You Never Knew

Here are some surprising facts about Turkey Day that you can share over your holiday meal.

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Zoom to temporarily lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving Day [Video]

Zoom to temporarily lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving Day

Communications tech company Zoom has said that it would lift its standard forty-minute limit on free video calls for 'Thanksgiving Day' to make it simpler for families to spend time virtually on the US..

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Tiffany Haddish rattled off a list of things she's thankful for in life, and they're all very relatable ... except the part about the Grammys. The comedian and actor put on a Thanksgiving Day show..
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1 dead, 4 injured after 'randomly shooting' couple drives around Nevada city on Thanksgiving, police say

One person was shot dead and four others injured after police in Henderson, Nevada, say a man and woman fired at people while driving on Thanksgiving.
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Hospitals anticipate surge in coronavirus cases after Thanksgiving

Hospitals are working to make space for an expected post-Thanksgiving surge in coronavirus cases. Adriana Diaz reports.
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"Jeopardy!" releases prerecorded Thanksgiving message from Alex Trebek

"In spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful," Trebek said.
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The National Dog Show is giving us some sense of normalcy in 2020 ... COVID be damned. The Kennel Club of Philadelphia kept the Thanksgiving Day tradition alive with its annual dog show ... though..
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President Donald Trump's annual Thanksgiving proclamation calls for Americans to "gather" for the holiday.
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A two-mile line in Arizona. A four-hour wait in Ohio. Millions seek help to avoid going hungry on Thanksgiving.

A Feeding America analysis estimates 15 million more people will live in food insecure homes in the U.S. this year compared to pre-pandemic levels.
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NFL analyst Bill Cowher previews Thanksgiving Day football on CBS

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and CBS Sports NFL analyst Bill Cowher discusses how the pandemic will impact America's football tradition on Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans..
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Thanksgiving Day, CDC's warning, a lighter NFL slate: 5 things to know Thursday

Thanksgiving Day has arrived, the CDC still recommends you don't travel, the NFL is now one game short and more news to start your Thursday.
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Thanksgiving 2020: Starbucks, McDonald's, IHOP, Denny's, Popeyes and Dunkin' are among restaurants open Thursday

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More COVID-19 restrictions, Trump and Biden, pre-Thanksgiving TV: 5 things to know Wednesday

Area leaders continue to enact more restrictions to combat COVID-19 cases, Trump likely will visit Pennsylvania and more news to start your Wednesday.
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Americans travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC warnings about COVID-19

The CDC is urging Americans not to travel and to celebrate the holidays with people living in their own home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. However, TSA workers screened more than 3 million..
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New Jersey governor on Thanksgiving travel fears amid COVID-19 surge, federal stimulus

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warns the next few months in his state will be "brutal" as coronavirus cases surge. He joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his concerns with Thanksgiving travel, whether..
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A weather system that roared across the country from the Rockies through the Midwest, disrupting Thanksgiving travel, is now socking the Northeast.
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Winter Storm Bringing Sloppy and Slippery Conditions to New England

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Author's panel: On patriotism in a divided Washington

Our panel of authors take part in our annual Thanksgiving roundtable for this year's theme: presidents and patriotism.
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A Leak-Prone White House Finally Manages to Keep a Secret

President Trump’s aides were delighted that news of his Thanksgiving Day visit to Afghanistan stayed under wraps.
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Friday's post-Thanksgiving winners and losers in college football includes Virginia and Texas.
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North Korea's Thanksgiving Day test shows improving speed for missile crews

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "great satisfaction" over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday, a launch that experts said showcased improving..
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Two winter storms blasted the United States on Wednesday, stranding motorists and causing thousands of flight delays as Americans jammed highways and airports to visit family and friends for the..
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Trump's claim of movement to rename Thanksgiving met with bewilderment, mockery

"Everybody in this room I know loves the name Thanksgiving and we're not changing it." Trump defiantly declared to his supporters at Florida rally.
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A blizzard sweeping through northeastern Colorado on Tuesday morning blocked roads and caused hundreds of flight cancellations, thwarting the Thanksgiving travel plans of some of the millions of..
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