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Record number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving

More than 40 million Americans are expected to drive, fly or ride trains to their Thanksgiving destinations this year -- that's according to AAA. The travel tracker says it's the highest number since the start of the recession.
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More than 40 million Americans are expected to drive, fly or ride trains to their Thanksgiving destinations this year -- that's according to AAA. The travel tracker says it's the highest number since the start of the recession.

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