US air travel sets a pandemic-era record despite calls to stay home for Thanksgiving

The number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home.



a group of people walking down the street: Millions of passengers have passed through US airport security in the past week, according to the TSA.


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Millions of passengers have passed through US airport security in the past week, according to the TSA.

In a pandemic-era record, 1,070,967 people passed through security at America’s airports on the day before Thanksgiving. That number is just 40% of last year’s passenger volume on the same day, when 2,602,631 people were screened.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, but since that warning was issued nearly 6 million travelers have passed through airport security.

The TSA receives passenger information from the airlines as part of its screening responsibilities, and the data does not show widespread cancellations in recent days,

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Khalid Croons Out of Encino Starter Home

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He’s “Young Dumb & Broke” no longer. After winning a Grammy and collaborating with hitmakers Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Billie Eilish, not to mention becoming one of the most popular Spotify artists with about 50 million monthly listeners, mononymous 22-year-old singer-songwriter Khalid — Khalid Donnel Robinson to his mother — has already outgrown his starter home in L.A.’s increasingly desirable and expensive Encino community. The gated two-story residence has been newly listed for $2.2 million, a cool 15% increase on the slightly less than $1.9 million paid just two years ago.

From the outside, the simple gray stucco structure, paved motor court and double garage may not strike anyone as the hip crib of a chart-topping stadium filler, but listing photos for the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath spread show a neatly renovated contemporary that checks all the boxes for a homeowner who’s seeking

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Small Business Saturday home decor shops in Metro Detroit

Ready to tackle your holiday shopping? It’s OK to think small this season. 

Across southeast Michigan, there are small home decor shops that cater to nearly every style and aesthetic, from cottage to industrial. If you’re looking for fun gift ideas or just a chance to visit a different small town, many small locally owned stores offer that and more.

And choosing to spend your money in Michigan rather than on Amazon makes a difference, says Meegan Holland, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Retailers Association. It represents more than 5,000 retailers in the state, from small mom-and pop stores to much bigger enterprises.

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Vintage Industrial Uniques in Holly, Michigan on November 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Mears, The Detroit News)

“Yes, it’s tempting to go online right now and order from out-of-state retailers,” said Holland. “But the end game is fewer Michigan jobs, less sales tax revenue for schools,

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8 Interior Design Industry Trends To Look Forward To In 2021



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8 Interior Design Industry Trends To Look Forward To In 2021

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We’ve had a long year in 2020, but thankfully we are getting to the end of it, and we can now start looking towards 2021, knowing it will be better. We had some exciting interior design trends in 2020, but we’re more excited about the trends we expect to see in 2021.

We now see that there’s more emphasis on sustainability with sustainable materials becoming more critical, and there are also essential elements to celebrate uniqueness and individuality.

This article will give you an idea of what your home should look like going into the New Year 2021.

Here’s a breakdown of 8 interior design industry trends for 2021.

1. Rustic Vogue

The appearance of this is more of a crowd pleaser’s. It seems to appeal to

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Biden Transition Updates : NPR

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he’ll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government.

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President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he’ll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government.

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President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to name a second high-level climate position in the White House, a counterpart to his diplomatic climate envoy John Kerry, to ramp up action dramatically at home.

The idea is for the new appointee to lead an office or policy council akin to the Domestic Policy Council, which coordinates work on the president’s domestic priorities. But the ultimate structure and authority are currently under discussion as those

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NSW Police search over ‘peep and pry’ in bathroom at Sydney’s Town Hall

Police search for man over ‘peep and pry’ after commuter was photographed over a toilet cubicle door in a busy Sydney train station

  • Police searching for a man who allegedly took images of another in bathroom
  • The alleged victim, 25, confronted the man before he approached station staff 
  • NSW Police have released images of a man that could help with investigation 

A search is underway after an alleged ‘peep and pry’ where a man allegedly snapped a photo of commuter on the toilet.

A 25-year-old man was using a cubicle at Sydney’s Town Hall Station at 9.10pm on September 20 when another man allegedly leaned over the stall and took a photo of him.

The alleged victim confronted the man, who was unknown to him, before he told staff at

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25 home changes we’re grateful for in 2020



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Hackensack school trustee Frances Cogelja resigns after Zoom bathroom break

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Frances Cogelja, the Hackensack school board member who came under fire for her criticism of LGBT curriculum and for her initial refusal to approve an anti-racism board resolution, resigned Tuesday after she accidentally broadcast from a bathroom break during a board meeting.

The Zoom mishap happened during Monday’s Hackensack Board of Education meeting. By Tuesday afternoon, the Hackensack school district’s website had posted an announcement that Cogelja had resigned effective Tuesday.

“It was time to move on,” said board President Lancelot Powell. “We had a long history of issues [with Cogelja]. and we here at Hackensack want to do what’s best for the community and our kids. After last night, all I can say is we wish her the best.”

Cogelja did not respond to a request for comment. She was first elected in 2018, and her term was expiring next

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New Jersey official resigns after Zoom bathroom broadcast

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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — Here’s a reminder on why you should stop taking Zoom into the bathroom.

A New Jersey school board member accidentally broadcast her bathroom break during a board meeting.

Frances Cogelja, a Hackensack, New Jersey school board member, resigned Tuesday after the broadcast, NorthJersey.com, part of the USA TODAY Network reported this week.

The Zoom mishap happened during Monday’s Hackensack Board of Education meeting. By Tuesday afternoon, the Hackensack school district’s website had posted an announcement that Cogelja had resigned effective Tuesday.

Cogelja has come under fire for her criticism of LGBT curriculum and for her initial refusal to approve an anti-racism board resolution.

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Black Friday Lowe’s and Home Depot Deals 2020: Best Home Improvement Deals

The LG WM3900H, our pick for best washing machine.
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Both Lowe’s and The Home Depot carry many of Wirecutter’s recommended home improvement tools, along with a good number of our smart-home picks, too. Lowe’s and The Home Depot began releasing their respective Black Friday deals at the beginning of November, and both retailers plan to extend their discounts through December 2. Whether you’re looking to replace your ceiling fan or to turn your house into a smart home, one of these retailers should be able to help you do it for less.

LG WT7300C Washing Machine (White)
Deal price: $700; street price: $900
Read our review of the best washing machines (and their matching dryers).

Our top-performing top-loading washing machine pick, the LG WT7300C, is down to $700. Although they don’t remove stains and gently handle fabric like a front-loader, top-loaders can be great for odor resistance. This is the first deal we’ve seen on this

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