Thanksgiving

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Keidel: Feasting On Football

The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.

11/28/2013

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha Obama, 12, and Malia Obama, 15, help pack and distribute bags of food to needy children and seniors at the Capital Area Food Bank on Nov. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obamas Distribute Food, Boxes Of Presidential M&Ms To Poor At Food Bank

President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

11/28/2013

Snoopy makes his way down Avenue of the Americas during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season

The big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits Thursday as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City.

11/28/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who Does The Thanksgiving Game Better? Cowboys Vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

International Space Station (credit: Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

Thanksgiving in Space: What Astronauts Eat on Turkey Day

For the six people on board the International Space Station it’s time for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But don’t expect them to be carving a succulent bird.

11/28/2013

File photo of Metro station. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Metro To Halt Work For Holiday Weekend

Metro has announced that it will take a break from scheduled rebuilding for the four-day holiday weekend.

11/27/2013

File photo of the International Space Station.  (Photo by Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Astronauts Show Off Their Dehydrated Thanksgiving Feast

For the six people on board the International Space Station — including American astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio — it’s time for a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

11/27/2013

President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

Obama Pardons Turkeys as Part of Annual Rite

President Barack Obama has spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2013

Insects to be eaten are seen on a plate. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Crickets, Worms and Turkey: Not Your Grandma’s Thanksgiving

A unique — or rather ‘eww-nique’ — Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium’s ‘Bug Appetit’ kitchen in New Orleans.

11/27/2013

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Bad Weather Complicates Busiest Travel Day of the Year

A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving.

11/27/2013

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