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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Week of November 23appointed: 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 241963: Library of Congress: Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed President John F. Kennedy's accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a Dallas police station. Broadcasting live from the scene, television cameras captured Oswald's murder and shocked television viewers became unwitting witnesses to the crime. President Lyndon Johnson appointed the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. Chaired by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Warren Commission, as it was commonly known, investigated the circumstances surrounding the shootings of Kennedy and Oswald. Commission members included Michigan Congressman and future President Gerald R. Ford. In September 1964, the commission reported it found no evidence that Oswald and Ruby were involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the president.
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