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Thousands of people in California had their power shut off amid wildfire danger

Thousands of people in California had their power shut off amid wildfire danger

Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner may be a challenge for the more than 3,100 Southern California families who have just lost power due to the wildfire threat sweeping across the region. Strong Santa Ana winds, combined with dry fuels, led Southern California Edison (SCE) to enact a Public Safety Power Shutoff — the intentional disruption of…MORE

Rockettes perform at Thanksgiving Parade while wearing masks

The Radio City Rockettes sported a new accessory at this Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The precision dance company, which performs every year at the parade, danced their entire number while wearing masks. The group sported the masks to meet the parade’s Covid-19 protocols, which were put in place to help avoid the spread of coronavirus…MORE

Claire the Scottish Deerhound wins top prize at the National Dog Show

Claire the Scottish Deerhound beat out hundreds of canines on Thursday to take home the top prize at the National Dog Show. Claire was named Best in Show at the event, which this year was scaled down slightly — with due to Covid-19. The show featured just 600 dogs rather than the usual 2,000 —…MORE

This student just became the first Latino DACA recipient to win the Rhodes Scholarship. He says it’s all because of his elementary school teacher

In second grade, Santiago Potes walked into Marina Esteva’s gifted and talented classroom at Sweetwater Elementary School in Miami, Florida, for the first time. He was an undocumented immigrant from Colombia who entered the country when he was 4 years old. Esteva said she quickly noticed his intelligence and wanted to nurture him toward success.…MORE

Whole Foods sent some customers a disconcerting email about their turkey

Whole Foods sent some customers a disconcerting email about their turkey

Bring on the frantic “where can I get a turkey TODAY?!” searches. An undetermined number of Thanksgiving chefs who purchased their bird from Whole Foods woke up this morning to a concerning email. A “small number” of fresh market turkeys that were purchased from Whole Foods “did not meet our high expectations for quality,” the…MORE

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just featured a native land acknowledgment

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just featured a native land acknowledgment

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looked a little different this year, and it wasn’t just the Covid-19 protocols. The 2020 parade featured a land acknowledgment, traditional rattle song and a blessing honoring people of Native American tribes historically based in the Northeast. “Did you catch the performance of the Wampanoag Language Blessing?” Macy’s tweeted just…MORE

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

Covid pandemic disproportionately hurting women, UN warns

The Covid-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the “lion’s share” of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday. It comes one day after the international body warned that the pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. Thursday’s “Whose…MORE

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