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  1. President Trump condemned a reporter after being asked if he would concede the election if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.
  2. President Donald Trump finally confirmed Thursday that he will vacate the White House in January after weeks of plunging America into a dark period of uncertainty—where the fate of democracy sometimes seemed to be hanging by a thread—but he largely ignored the mounting challenges his successor is facing as he exits.
  3. Several high profile members of the Defense Policy Board were removed on Wednesday by the Trump administration, in yet another purge of longstanding foreign policy experts and national security establishment figures in the final days of the Trump era, according to three defense officials.
  4. CNN's Brianna Keilar calls out Republicans for "cynically poking" at the Ivy League educations of President-elect Biden's Cabinet picks.
  5. The peaceful and orderly transition of presidential power is a hallmark of our constitutional democracy embodied in the 12th, 20th and 25th Amendments. The 2008 transition between President George W. Bush's administration and Barack Obama's is often referenced as the standard for presidential transitions because of the high level of bipartisan cooperation exhibited by both teams.
  6. • READ: SCOTUS ruling on dispute from religious groups over Covid restrictions • Gov. Cuomo says SCOTUS ruling is essentially a statement that 'it's a different court'
  7. • Projections for the coming weeks are grim • Live Updates: Germany tops 1 million cases
  8. As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections.
  9. CNN's Erin Burnett discusses President-elect Joe Biden's interview with NBC where Biden says he hopes to heal the deep divide in the US by potentially adding a Trump voter to his administration, despite President Trump's refusal to concede and the two not meeting since the 2020 election.
  10. A Chinese college student's threat to report a dormitory supervisor's offer of Thanksgiving candies has stirred a heated debate online over the government's tightening grip on campuses across the country.
  11. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is apologizing for flying to see his family hours after encouraging Denver residents to avoid Thanksgiving travel. CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner responds.
  12. Five people were shot, one fatally, and two suspects were arrested in Henderson, Nevada early Thanksgiving morning, police said.
  13. Around this time every year, Americans come together to share a feast commemorating a myth about its first inhabitants.
  14. "You just have to dance, we can make a little money like that."
  15. A University of Iowa professor's kindness was embraced by the Internet after her letter offering to drop off Thanksgiving meals to students was shared on Twitter.
  16. A Toronto restaurant owner was arrested Thursday after continuing to violate public health orders, officials said.
  17. If you were to greet a Neanderthal with a handshake, it might feel a little awkward.
  18. Alex Trebek, the late host of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!," had a Thanksgiving message for viewers, urging them to "be thankful" and "keep the faith."
  19. CNN's Brooke Baldwin says healthy and safe Americans should be thankful on Thanksgiving because a pandemic-ravaged year shows us that things can change in a matter of moments.
  20. In an effort to reduce accidents involving wildlife on a busy highway, Utah officials got creative: they built a bridge. New video shows the plan has been a success.
  21. Swiss voters are about to decide whether a business should be held liable for human rights and environmental abuses, even if the wrongdoing was committed in a foreign country by a subsidiary or a supplier it works closely with.
  22. The 326-meter-tall glass Bailong Elevator is found in one of China's national parks that many believe inspired the scenery of the hit-movie "Avatar."
  23. Australian winemakers have been dealt another blow from China as tensions continue to spiral between the two countries.
  24. CNN's Anderson Cooper reflects on inviting Anthony Bourdain into his kitchen to cook a classic New Jersey dish, "Sunday Gravy." Anderson Cooper Full Circle will be back tomorrow on Friday, November 27 at 6p E.T.
  25. After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone -- except the person stuck washing dishes -- has migrated to the couch, it's time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition.
  26. Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of canines on Thursday to take home the top prize at the National Dog Show.
  27. The Radio City Rockettes sported a new accessory at this Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  28. Twinkly lights and tinsel?
  29. Be prepared for awkward family photos with Santa this year.
  30. As the coronavirus surges in the United States, many Americans were faced with a choice over Thanksgiving week: Do I change the way I celebrate the holidays?
  31. The thought of joining TikTok last year made clinical psychologist Julie Smith apprehensive.
  32. For nearly half of the entire history of commercial aviation, long-haul flights have conjured up images of large, wide-bodied aircraft, with two aisles, up to 10 seats in every row, spacious overhead bins and, more recently, shiny on-demand tablet-style entertainment systems.
  33. A US Air Force F-35 jet conducted a successful test drop of a mock nuclear bomb while traveling at greater than the speed of sound.
  34. Bring on the frantic "where can I get a turkey TODAY?!" searches.

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