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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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Violence against referees is as old as sport itself, and most are familiar with awful stories from lower-division soccer matches in Europe or South America. But the headlines have appeared uncomfortably closer to home lately.

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Freebies for the 2015 holiday season

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

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The greatest Thanksgiving games in NFL history

Football is a Thanksgiving tradition. Before Thursday’s slate of games, we look back on the 10 best from years past. Redskins fans will wince at the memory of at least one of them.

Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

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