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From left: 1) Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human cell infected with H3N2 flu virus (gold filamentous particles). 2) Scanning electron micrograph of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions (colorized blue) that are shedding from the surface of human lung epithelial cells. 3) Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus particles (gold). Science Source/ NIAID hide caption

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Experts are concerned Thanksgiving gatherings could accelerate a 'tripledemic'

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Want to get better at being thankful? Here are some tips

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Police walk by an inflated helium balloon of Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda, from the Star Wars show The Mandalorian, on Wednesday in New York, as the balloon is readied for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Native Americans pause following a prayer during the 38th National Day of Mourning at Coles Hill in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov. 22, 2007. Denouncing centuries of racism and mistreatment of Indigenous people, members of Native American tribes from around New England will gather on Thanksgiving 2021 for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance. Lisa Poole/AP hide caption

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This cranberry sauce recipe calls for orange zest as well as orange liqueur like Grand Marnier. Steve Klise/America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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Here's an America's Test Kitchen recipe for keeping Thanksgiving (cranberry) saucy

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Indicators-giving! How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost This Year?

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Thanksgiving is a day at the beach — quite literally — for young Liberians. Above, the beach in West Point is a sandy playing field for soccer lovers. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Target says having its stores closed on Thanksgiving will be the new normal, permanently ending a tradition that it embraced for years. The move, announced Monday, comes as the Minneapolis-based discounter and other retailers including Walmart and Macy's will be closed for the second Thanksgiving in a row. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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This Thanksgiving, let science help you roast a tastier turkey

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"We are all set for year 6!" Jamal Hinton tweeted on Nov. 14, sharing a message from Wanda Dench inviting him, his family and his girlfriend, Mikaela, over to her Arizona home for Thanksgiving dinner. Jamal Hinton/Twitter hide caption

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Frozen turkeys sit in a refrigerated case inside a grocery store in southeast Denver. The Farm Bureau says high demand for meat and supply chain woes have increased the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A video call on a laptop screen during Christmas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on Friday for safely celebrating the upcoming holiday season. FilippoBacci/Getty Images hide caption

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Yuko Watanabe's biggest pivot was starting to sell plants at her Yuko Kitchen restaurants in Los Angeles. Yuko Watanabe hide caption

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Restaurants Reinvent Themselves For Thanksgiving And Beyond: 'You Just Pivot'

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Families May Be Apart For Thanksgiving This Year, But Connections Burn Bright

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Mark Andrews, right, of the Baltimore Ravens hurdles Devin Bush, left, of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field on Oct. 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh. This season, the Thanksgiving matchup between the two teams has been canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak. Joe Sargent/Getty Images hide caption

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Marchers perform a Stomp Dance in Pilgrim Memorial State Park during the 48th National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov 23, 2017. Since 1970, Indigenous people have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Family tensions can bubble to the surface during the holidays, especially after a divisive election. Daniel Fishel for NPR hide caption

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Thank You, Next

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3 Recipes For Cooking Up A Scaled-Down, Low-Key Thanksgiving Meal

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