Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving

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After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.

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Pie from a printer? New tech could transform future Thanksgiving dinners

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Lab-grown meat, exotic protein sources and 3-D printing could change the standard Thanksgiving meal in decades experts say.

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Slideshow: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Snoopy flies by as spectators look on during the parade. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday.

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Turkey Day gridlock? Travel delays pile up as nasty weather slams East Coast

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Flight delays and cancellations piled up Wednesday at some of America’s busiest airports, and a band of rain from Maine to the Carolinas soaked Americans on the busiest travel day of the year.

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NBC News Hashtag Collection: #WhyImThankful

Last week we asked users to share their Thanksgiving pictures and tell us what they were grateful this year. Thank you for sharing your photos. This week’s featured submissions are from @britneylush, @xjoemamax, @corey26point2, @stephivore, @kimberlydancer, @jenna_nicole_, @melissagrace7, @jwhitetorres and @natelandavasoClick on each of their names to see each of their stories. The next NBC News Hashtag Collection will be posted next week. 

Thanksgiving on Mars: Working holiday for Curiosity rover

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has some plans this Thanksgiving, and they don’t involve watching football in a food-coma stupor.

"Thanksgiving isn’t so different on Mars. I had a long drive & plan to take photos. No pie, though," the Curiosity team said via the rover’s official Twitter feed, @MarsCuriosity.

Santa arrives in New York City to kick-off the holiday season. #macysparade #nyc

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades of the past

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday tradition since 1924. Here are some of the attractions that have delighted paradegoers over the decades.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade aims to be ‘beacon of hope’ after Sandy

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Giant helium balloons rose above the treetops along New York’s Central Park on Wednesday ahead of the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the largest public event so far in a city still recovering from superstorm Sandy.

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Mother Nature (mostly) cooperates during Thanksgiving travel rush

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Fog at one of the country’s busiest airports complicated the great American getaway on Wednesday, but the annual Thanksgiving travel rush seemed to proceed smoothly otherwise for millions of Americans.

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Obama pardons Cobbler the turkey, but runner-up Gobbler gets to live, too

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President Obama pardoned a turkey — and a spare — at a White House ceremony Wednesday.

Cobbler the turkey emerged victorious in nationwide poll against another turkey, Gobbler, in a twist to the annual tradition.

“They say that life is all about second chances, and this November, I could not agree more,” the president said during the Thanksgiving Eve Rose Garden ceremony, where he also spared runner-up Gobbler from someone’s dinner table. ”If Cobbler cannot fulfill his duties as the official White House turkey, Gobbler will be waiting in the wings.”

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Teens banned from shopping alone on Black Friday at Mall of America

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Do you drop your kids off at the mall for a little post Turkey Day shopping or take them with you but let them go off on their own to browse the holiday sales?

Nearly 44 million people in the U.S. will travel this Thanksgiving week with a whopping 90 percent driving

Nearly 44 million people in the U.S. will travel this Thanksgiving week with a whopping 90 percent driving. Does that include you? What tips do you have for others to avoid traffic and make the most of the trip?

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