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The crush is on: Your guide to getting away

Wednesday may have been dethroned as the busiest travel day of Thanksgiving week, but there are still a lot of people taking to the roads and skies. Find out how it's going out there, from traffic to security lines; find out how you can cut your wait at the airport, the weather outlook and more.

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Protesters march, confront police in Chicago

A small crowd of protesters is snaking through streets near Chicago’s downtown early Wednesday. The demonstrations started hours earlier after police released a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer.

Syrian army confirms rescue of Russian pilot

Syria’s army is confirming that it has rescued a Russian pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey in an overnight “qualitative” joint operation with Russian forces.

Tips to deal with family dysfunction during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for turkey, pies and football. It’s also a time when many families spend a lot of time together, which can cause some friction.

Volunteers gather to help feed the hungry this Thanksgiving

Over the past 3 days, hundreds of volunteers have participated in the D.C. Jewish Community Center's 19th annual "Everything But The Turkey" meal preparation.

He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, retired at 90

Hugh Montgomery never wrote a memoir. That just wasn’t done among his generation of spies. But Leon Panetta, who consulted Montgomery occasionally when he was director of the spy agency, says “I’d call him one of the founding fathers of the CIA."

Freebies for the 2015 holiday season

WTOP put together a list of free events and offers available now through December to enjoy yourself, and help entertain your out-of-town visitors.

DoD working around $17 billion deficit for 2017

The two-year budget deal agreed to by Congress has left DoD in a hole for its 2017 budget planning.

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