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New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security

A float depicting the animated "Peanuts" characters Snoopy and Woodstock proceeds along 6th Ave as spectators watch from buildings during the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Kylie Gumpert and Alexander Besant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Spectators packed Manhattan sidewalks on Thursday to watch the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. New York officials expected more than 3 million spectators to have lined the route for the city's signature parade in its 89th year. President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Wednesday they were safe to travel over the holiday.

Memorial to Rhode Island nightclub fire closer to $2M goal

In this Nov. 13, 2015 photo, items decorate a gate surrounding the site of The Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people in West Warwick, R.I., in 2003. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation said that $1.3 million of the $2 million needed has been raised to complete a permanent memorial at the site. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it.

Feds plan new guidelines on toxic algae in lakes, rivers

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo, algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to deal with the growing problem of toxic algae in lakes and rivers will include setting new health guidelines for swimmers and kayakers. Agency officials say they will focus on protecting people who are likely to swallow water during recreational activities. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — New national guidelines are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect swimmers and kayakers from the growing threats posed by toxic algae in lakes and rivers.

New videos raise questions in Chicago police shooting of black teen

Combination of still images from video released by Chicago Police show Laquan McDonald walking and subsequently shot in ChicagoNewly released videos taken at the scene of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago patrolman could raise fresh questions about whether police properly documented the killing, as the city braced for more protests over the Thanksgiving weekend. Like the first video released on Tuesday, the new footage inexplicably lacks discernible audio of the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke, according to the Chicago Tribune, which obtained the recordings. As a result, the sounds of 16 gunshots that hit the teen, any commands shouted by police officers or other remarks are not available, the newspaper said late on Wednesday.

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