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A traveler gets his temperature checked while waiting in line to check in at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Millions Of Americans Traveling For Thanksgiving, Ignoring CDC Advice

More than 3 million people went through TSA airport security checkpoints this weekend. That's the most air travelers in one weekend since March when the pandemic began.

An American Airlines plane is seen at a gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., on May 12, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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American Airlines Reverses Policy That Imposed Weight Limit On Wheelchairs

American Airlines reversed a recent policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300 pounds, which includes many power wheelchairs, from some of its regional jets following an NPR report.

Used N95 masks are collected at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital on April 13, 2020. Hospital staff wrote their names on the masks so each could be returned after being cleaned, a strategy used to alleviate critical shortages of respirator masks. Blake Nissen/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

The Strategic National Stockpile stores critical supplies. It fell short when the pandemic first hit. Now, a new effort is being implemented, but it's still not providing what the U.S. needs.

A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

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Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As 'Psalms And Balms' For The Soul

In Light For The World To See: A Thousand Words On Race And Hope, Kwame Alexander writes of the murder of George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests and the election of Barack Obama.

Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As 'Psalms And Balms' For The Soul

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Chef Aarón Sánchez's Brussels sprouts with roasted jalapeño vinaigrette and Chef Sohla El-Waylly's apple (hand) pie Brussels sprouts: Randy Schmidt / Pies: Sohla El-Waylly hide caption

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3 Recipes For Cooking Up A Scaled-Down, Low-Key Thanksgiving Meal

The usual Thanksgiving spreads may be too big for this year's holiday. Instead, Chefs Anita Lo, Aarón Sánchez and Sohla El-Waylly share recipes for a relatively unfussy but still delicious meal.

3 Recipes For Cooking Up A Scaled-Down, Low-Key Thanksgiving Meal

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This image released by JEOPARDY! shows Ken Jennings, a 74-time champion the the set of the popular quiz show. Jennings will be the first interim guest for the late Alex Trebek, and the show will try other guest hosts before naming a permanent replacement. AP hide caption

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Ken Jennings: Who Is First 'Jeopardy!' Guest Host?

"There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I'm honored to be helping Jeopardy! out with this in January," Jennings, one of the show's all-time top winners, said following the announcement Monday.

Referee Jerome Boger makes a holding call penalty during a game between the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 2018. Boger lead an all-Black officiating crew during Monday Night Football on Nov. 23. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images hide caption

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NFL's First All-Black Crew Officiated 'Monday Night Football' Game

The matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams made history because for the first time, the league assembled an all-Black officiating crew. The Rams beat the Bucs 27-24 in Tampa.

Busta Rhymes' latest album is Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God. Flo Ngala/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Busta Rhymes On 'Extinction Level Event 2' And Hip-Hop As A Daily Practice

The latest in a prolific career, Busta's new album is a sequel — delivered 22 years after the first Extinction Level Event — and a characteristically big, ambitious project.

Busta Rhymes On 'Extinction Level Event 2' And Hip-Hop As A Daily Practice

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A Kentucky pediatrician says she's seeing an increase in children with COVID-19. Cases are spiking for people of all ages across the United States. Research suggests that in-person schooling is not a significant reason. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the coronavirus. The governor has shut schools' in-person classes.

More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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In A New Book, Pope Francis Speaks Out On The Coronavirus And Anti-Mask Protests

People who claim that mask mandates deprive them of their personal freedom, Francis says, are "victims only in their own imagination." The book also addresses demonstrations against racial injustice.

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New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week including Steve Earle performing the work of his late son, Justin Townes Earle who died of an apparent drug overdose in August.

New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

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