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Pentagon begins transition to Biden administration

The official managing the Pentagon's transition work with President-elect Joe Biden's landing team said that the first meeting was held virtually on Tuesday morning and that he expected daily meetings to come. (Nov. 24)        

Wisconsin sets new record for coronavirus deaths

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers begged people to skip Thanksgiving celebrations with anyone from outside their households as the state set a new record for COVID-19 deaths. (Nov. 24)        

Ohio woman rescued right before vehicle submerges

Police body camera caught a dramatic rescue of a woman stuck in a car right before it submerged into an Ohio river. The woman had fallen asleep on her way home from work and ended up in the Mahoning River. (Nov. 24)        

After months of following COVID-19 guidelines, a Texas family 'let their guard down' for a day. All 12 of them got sick.

After taking "great precautions" for months, a Texas family gathered together on Nov. 1. All 12 were infected with COVID-19 and some spread it.        

Thanksgiving lessons include Native American views

More U.S. schools are changing Thanksgiving lessons that focus on the English settlers but teach little about Native Americans, updating lessons to include more about the Wampanoag people, the Native Americans who attended the 1621 feast. (Nov. 24)        

NY Gov. Cuomo: 'Don't be a turkey, wear a mask'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a new Thanksgiving accessory for New Yorkers - a turkey face mask. (Nov. 24)        

Light lines greet holiday week travelers

Some airlines offering cheaper flights are luring travelers, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans should skip Thanksgiving travel and not celebrate the holiday with people from outside their household. (Nov. 24)        

Dow crests 30,000 on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 30,000 points Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin. (Nov. 24)        

'Superintelligence' star Melissa McCarthy: 'Love wins'

In "Superintelligence," Melissa McCarthy plays an average woman chosen by an artificial intelligence to help decide whether humanity is worth saving or if the Earth is better off being blown to smithereens. Despite the current toxicity and divisiveness in the U.S., like her character in the film, McCarthy says she believes that most people are good....

Los Angeles dining ban moves ahead as virus surges

A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block Los Angeles County from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a plan the group said would devastate businesses and workers. (Nov. 24)        

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