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Thanksgiving travel projected to dramatically decline
Thanksgiving travel projected to dramatically decline

Nov. 23, 2020 - The pandemic will no doubt have a major impact on travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Air travel is projected to decline by nearly 50 percent. Modes of transportation, other than cars, are projected to decline by 76 percent. And about two million fewer people will be driving, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

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strategically: adverb;with strategy, thought to achieve the best outcome possible; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of November 23

appointed: verb; named to a position, usually after a selection process;
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

detected: Select Part of speech...; found, usually after looking
What a spotlight on planet Earth!

intensified: verb; made stronger, more intense, with greater intensity;
Zeta is now a tropical storm

recorded: Select Part of speech...; noted, measured; entered into an official form;
Hurricane Sally to make landfall tonight or early tomorrow

Today In History

November 23

1863: Library of Congress: The Battle of Chattanooga began. Over the next three days, Union forces drove Confederate troops away from Chattanooga, Tennessee, into Georgia, setting the stage for Union General William T. Sherman's triumphant march to the sea. The Battle of Chattanooga was one of the most dramatic turnabouts in American military history. Northern forces captured the steamboat and railhead center shortly after their September defeat at Chickamauga. In the early fall of 1863, Rebel forces moved into the mountains and bluffs overlooking Chattanooga, preventing the Union Army's escape. On November 23, Union troops overtook Confederates occupying Orchard Knob between Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge.
  

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