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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off in NYC, officially ushering in the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain.

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Ebola survivors thankful for ‘second chance’

Six of the nine Ebola patients treated in the U.S. met for the first time.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has heart procedure

Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure after reporting discomfort following routine exercise.

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Storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel for millions

A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges and threatening to cancel flights across the country. a

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Judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi

U.S. judges overturned measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.

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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest, protests swell across U.S.

Some 2,000 troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis.

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There’s an app for that

More than 46 million Americans will travel over the long weekend — the most Thanksgiving road warriors since 2007.

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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon

Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter headed up the East Coast could cause havoc for millions of Thanksgiving travelers.

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TIMELINE: Michael Brown shooting

A timeline of events since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown all the way up to the grand jury decision.

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Protesters slam grand jury process, more troops head to Ferguson

More National Guard troops are heading to Missouri in an effort to quell riots.

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U.S. introduces menu-labeling standards for chain restaurants

Sweeping new rules will require calorie counts on menus and establish a national standard for nutrition information.

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Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 18 Americans

President Barack Obama presented the highest U.S. civilian honor to 18 people including actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

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Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson officer in fatal shooting

A grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of protests.

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A report of South Dakota's treatments, coverage, and providers for children with autism shows that there could be more options.

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South Dakota Highway Patrol Stepping Up for Holiday

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More troopers will be on the roads this holiday weekend.

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Farm Credit Helping Producers Make Sense of Farm Bill

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A meeting will be held for ag producers to learn about the changes that are required within the new Farm Bill.

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South Dakota Students Donate 30,000 Pounds of Food

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Through their fall service project, schools across the state donated over 30,000 pounds of food just in time for the holidays.

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Holiday Fire Hazards To Watch Out For

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Christmas trees, candles, and more cooking means there will be a lot of heat, electricity, and fire potential in homes this season.