President Obama, with Attorney General Loretta Lynch standing by, makes a statement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House following a meeting with his national security team Wednesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama: No Specific, Credible Terrorist Threat Against U.S.

The president gave a statement urging Americans to travel and gather this Thanksgiving without fear.

Shelly Beach in Ballina, Australia, was closed following a fatal shark attack there in February. Chris Hyde/Getty Images hide caption

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Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill Tuesday, as seen from Turkey's Hatay province. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. AP hide caption

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Russia Calls Downing Of Warplane A 'Planned Provocation'

One of two pilots survived. Turkey maintains it has a right to defend its airspace. Russia says it will deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its base in Syria.

Mimi Cheng's Dumplings, a restaurant in New York City, has a November special: Thanksgiving dumplings filled with turkey, stuffing and gravy and served with cranberry sauce. Courtesy of Mimi Cheng's hide caption

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New York Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving In One Tasty Bite

Chefs in New York City are packing turkey, cranberry, gravy and stuffing together into small, savory packages. These one-bite wonders take the form of dumplings, croissants and meatballs.

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