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Thanksgiving leads to sharp increase in COVID testing

The rush to be tested before Thanksgiving appears to be a factor in California’s highest-ever single-day report of new COVID-19 cases. The number of new cases and tests both hit new highs recently.
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Shipping holiday gifts? Do so sooner than later, says USPS

If you plan on shipping packages for the holidays, do so as soon as possible. The United States Postal Service expects the number of packages in the system will start picking up as early as Black Friday.
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70-year-old nurse who came out of retirement to teach during pandemic dies of COVID

A 70-year-old woman who came out of retirement to teach nursing has now died from the coronavirus after being exposed by one of her students. Read the full story now.
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The U.S. could see 'well over 300,000' COVID deaths by the end of the year, warns Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s outlook on the remainder of the year is grim. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases believes fatalities from COVID-19 may climb to more than 300,000 by the end of 2020. Read on.
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Starbucks barista writes flirtatious 'secret message' on customer's cup

A Starbucks customer posted a video of her barista’s flirtatious ‘secret message’ that has gone viral online. The Internet is divided with some calling the gesture cute while others call it creepy. Read more now.
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Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 'worst' toys to avoid this holiday season

Cute plastic animals with tiny accessories that pose a choking hazard, Black Panther-inspired claws with the potential to cause facial or eye injuries, and more toys on the list. Read the full story.
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How to reduce eye strain in kids when learning remotely

More and more children are suffering from another side effect from the COVID-19 pandemic — eye strain. Here’s how to keep your kids comfortable.
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Kids of healthcare workers urge people to avoid large Thanksgivings: 'We want to keep everyone safe'

Children of doctors, nurses and other frontline workers at the Cook County Health system are asking the public to stay home for the holidays. Read the full story now.
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes due to COVID

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner thought the man made a mistake, but he assured her it wasn’t. Read on.
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Dunkin' teams up with Homesick for candles that smell like coffee and doughnuts

Dunkin’ has once again teamed up with Homesick candles – known for evoking nostalgia – to create two candles that are perfect for the holiday season. The two candle scents are titled ‘Original Blend’ and ‘Old Fashioned.’ Read more
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