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Making headlines this week

A look at the big newsmaker this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

It's going to be another record-setting holiday season for shipments.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

As stores crowd with holiday shoppers, gun buyers will be challenging the nation's background check system to keep up.

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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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‘Frozen’ tops Barbie as top girls’ holiday pick

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The results marked the first time in 11 years that Barbie hasn't held the No. 1 spot in the annual toy survey.

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Black Friday facts that will make you think twice

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Before you wait in line for doorbuster deals, check out these Black Friday facts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Friends of the Galaxy’ mashup

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If "Guardians of the Galaxy" was set to the "Friends" theme.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 28

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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One Direction makes Billboard history

FILE - This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan on ABC's "Good Morning America"in New York. A representative for One Direction says the band’s lawyers are dealing with a video showing two band members smoking what the singers referred to as an “illegal substance.” British tabloid The Daily Mail posted a five-minute clip Tuesday, May 27, 2014, of Zayn Malik smoking and speaking with Louis Tomlinson, who is filming.

The British boy band became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.