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Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

On what is surely the most unusual Thanksgiving Day of our lives, use this post to weigh in with your favorite dishes and recipes. Tell us about your plans for the day and how they’re different from Thanksgivings in the Before Times. I’ll bump this post up throughout the day as news items arise. Typically this is the slowest news …

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NYC’s LGBT Marching Band Performs “Dancing Queen” In Macy’s Parade In Tribute To Canceled Pride [VIDEO]

The Atlantic reports: The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps, one of the first queer marching bands in the United States, was founded in 1979 in New York City, a decade after the Stonewall uprising. This year, the Big Apple Corps reached what Marita Begley, the group’s director, called “the mountaintop”: Today it became the first openly LGBTQ group to …

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Pro-Trump Group Sued For Failures On “Fraud” Effort

Bloomberg News reports: A pro-Trump group that promised to challenge the Nov. 3 election results and expose fraud was sued by a North Carolina money manager who donated $2.5 million to the cause but says he didn’t get his money’s worth. Fred Eshelman, founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, wants his money back, saying he “regularly and repeatedly” asked for updates …

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Delta To Offer COVID-Tested Flights To Rome From US

Reuters reports: Rome’s Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the service on transatlantic flights. From December, passengers flying between Rome and some U.S. destinations can be tested for the coronavirus 48 hours …

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Sidney Powell Releases The Typo-Riddled Kraken

Mediaite reports: The Kraken has been released. If — that is — the Kraken is a pair of befuddling, typo-addled lawsuits. Sidney Powell, the attorney who was unceremoniously thrown under the bus and cut loose by other members of President Donald Trump’s legal team, has released lawsuit filings in Georgia and Michigan alleging election fraud. The Georgia lawsuit is being …

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Trump Retweets Gaetz’s Call To Pardon Himself [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has shared a call from his ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to consider granting a pardon to himself. After he detailed the full pardon of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, Trump retweeted a number of posts, largely related to claims of election fraud as he persists with his action against the election …

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LIVE VIDEO: 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The New York Post reports: The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have been canceled by the coronavirus, but there are some radical alterations to help adhere to social-distancing mandates for 2020. The biggest change: The bash will be tailored exclusively to television audiences. Despite the new format, organizers promise an equally grand spectacle. “Thanksgiving looks a lot …

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NJ School Official Who Called LGBTQ History Lessons “Disgusting” Resigns After Zooming Herself On Toilet

The Hackensack Daily Voice reports: A Hackensack School Board member who made national headlines by opposing a LGBTQ curriculum has resigned after an embarrassing incident during a Zoom meeting. Frances Cogelja didn’t realize she’d left her laptop camera on when she took it with her while going to the bathroom during the public comments section of a board meeting Monday …

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Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: I Encourage All Americans To Gather In Homes And Places Of Worship

Issued last night by the White House: This Thanksgiving, we reaffirm our everlasting gratitude for all that we enjoy, and we commemorate the legacy of generosity bestowed upon us by our forbearers. Although challenges remain, we will never yield in our quest to live up to the promise of our heritage. As we gather with our loved ones, we resolve …

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Supreme Court Blocks NY Limits On Religious Services

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court late Wednesday night barred restrictions on religious services in New York that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed to combat the coronavirus. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The order was the first in which the court’s …

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