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  1. Favorable weather is helping get the Thanksgiving travel rush off to a smooth start.   By midday Tuesday, just a few dozen flights had been canceled around the U.S. That's fewer cancelations than many regular travel days.   The AAA auto club predicts that 54.3 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home between Wednesday and Sunday, the highest number since 2005 and about a 5...
  2. Months after comic Michelle Wolf angered Trump administration officials with her blistering routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the group said on Monday it would feature a historian, not a comedian, at next year's event. The WHCA said Ron Chernow, who has written biographies of presidents George Washington and Ulysses Grant and founding father Alexander...
  3. The Calgary city council on Monday unanimously declared Canada's 2026 Winter Olympics bid dead, after residents roundly rejected its proposal to host the Games in a referendum. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said ahead of the council vote that he was "disappointed" in the outcome of the referendum — after nearly two years of bid preparations — but accepted the will of the people. Calgary's withdrawal...
  4. The small town of Utqiagvik, Alaska, is the northernmost town in the United States. Entertainment is scarce and so is the list of jobs. A lot of locals still hunt and fish, and there is room for art here as well. As Natasha Mozgovaya reports, indigenous carvers have been creating beautiful figurines, intricate miniature sculptures and jewelry from very Alaskan materials.
  5. While the Space Needle may be the most recognizable structure in Seattle, Washington, there is another spectacular and futuristic building nearby: Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. Initially built as a tribute to the legendary Seattle rock musician Jimi Hendrix, it now celebrates American contemporary pop culture as a whole. One display is dedicated to the Marvel Comics Super Heroes, whose...
  6. Fashion changes, trends come and go, but jewelry is always present in people's lives in one way or another. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art just opened a new exhibition dedicated to the history of jewelry and the role it plays in people's lives. Headdresses and earrings, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings, old and new, traditional and provocative, jewelry never cease to surprise and...
  7. The weight of legacy hangs heavily over Creed II. Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories, but also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this one. Creed II pulls off a rather amazing feat by adding to the luster of its predecessor and...
  8. Oscar nominee Matthew Heineman has often put his life on the line while filming award-winning documentaries such as Cartel Land, chronicling wars of Mexican drug cartels, and throwing a light on the atrocities of the Islamic State group in City of Ghosts. Now, Heineman is releasing his first feature film, A Private War, about another subject close to his heart: Sunday Times war correspondent...
  9. Oscar nominee Matthew Heineman's film "A Private War," about Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, brings attention to the danger journalists face reporting on the plight of war victims. VOA's Penelope Poulou describes how and why "A Private War" was a labor of love, a docudrama delving into Colvin's psyche.
  10. Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Miriam Adelson is among seven people Trump is recognizing with the...