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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda Encourages Shopping Small Businesses

NEW YORK — With the holiday shopping season upon us, actor and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is encouraging people across the country to take part in Small Business Saturday, an effort to shop at local, independent stores on the Saturday after Thanksgi...
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US Travelers Brace for Snowy Thanksgiving, ‘Bomb Cyclone’

MINNEAPOLIS — A storm packing heavy, blinding snow and fierce winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska marched into the upper Midwest on Wednesday as anxious Thanksgiving travelers buckled up and barreled headlong into a bu...
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Wintry Weather Threatens to Snarl US Holiday Travel

DENVER — A storm that dumped heavy snow in Colorado and Wyoming forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights in Denver on Tuesday and has made driving impossible in some parts of the two states just as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high g...
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Stop! Washing Your Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs

NEW YORK — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitch...