Security expected to be tighter as Americans head off on Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.

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CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande meets with Obama

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U.S. probe says Afghan hospital strike was tragic accident

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Pope lands in Africa hoping to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines

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Brussels schools, metro reopen under tight security

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