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  2. PhotoGreeting Santa Claus at the Westchester mall in White Plains, N.Y. Malls and other venues that host Santa are making changes to keep children safe as the coronavirus rages.
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    With the pandemic raging, malls are overhauling their Santa Claus traditions this Christmas to include virtual visits, holiday-themed masks and shields to reduce the risk of infection.

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  5. PhotoVoters in Norcross, Ga. Two runoff elections in Georgia in January will determine which party controls the Senate and, possibly, what tax changes President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. can enact.
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    The president-elect is considering tax changes that could affect stock sales, selling a family business and leaving money to heirs. But we still don’t know how much he’ll be able to do.

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  1. PhotoAli Slagle’s baked rice with leeks, white beans, Parmesan and herbs.
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    Thanksgiving is coming up, but you still have to eat dinner. Here are some thoughts.

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    Melissa Clark shares tips for involving your kids in this year’s Thanksgiving meal preparations.

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  3. PhotoLidey Heuck’s creamy pumpkin soup.
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    Caramelized onions, apple cider and a touch of curry powder make this simple soup worthy of the Thanksgiving table.

    By Lidey Heuck

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    This yeast-free bread connects us to long-ago bakers and rewards those who are patient with a delicate, cakelike crumb.

    By Tejal Rao

  5. PhotoDana Buckles, whose Native name is White Dog, bowed his head in prayer before a buffalo hunt in early November in Montana, a form of thanksgiving.
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    For many Native Americans, the Covid-19 toll and the struggle over racial inequity make this high time to re-examine the holiday, and a cruel history.

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  1. PhotoOlivia Colman and Josh O’Connor in Season 4 of “The Crown,” which has been captivating viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.
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    New shows come to the streaming giant all the time — too many to ever watch them all. We’re here to help.

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  3. PhotoFrom left, Cory Michael Smith, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in “Carol,” a Todd Haynes film based on a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel.
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  4. PhotoRyan Gosling in "The Believer."
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    New films, and classics, just keep coming, but you don’t have to drill down to find the finest selections to stream. We’ll do the heavy lifting. You press play.

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  5. PhotoJulia Garner in “The Assistant.”
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    We’ve handpicked the finest movies and television shows currently streaming on Hulu in the United States. Take a look.

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    The actress, who stars in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” shared her essentials ahead of the show’s final season.

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  2. PhotoJoseph C. Phillips’s “The Grey Land,” for a single soprano and his ensemble, Numinous, takes inspiration from Philip Glass, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Samuel Barber.
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    Protests over police brutality inspired the composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. to write “The Grey Land,” a mono-opera.

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  3. PhotoAerial view of “Project: Look Up,”  a moving-art installation by Elizabeth Turk, created with residents of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a retirement community in Pomona, Calif. 
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    The former president recounts his political ascent and offers close-up views of the major issues he faced during his first years in the White House.

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  2. PhotoMaurice Wilson, who flew from England to India, in order to climb Mount Everest in 1933. Ed Caesar has long been captivated by Wilson’s quest, and in “The Moth and the Mountain” he writes beautifully about the attractions and problems of researching his life.
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  4. PhotoDavid Hopen’s debut novel is dedicated to his parents, “on whose love my world stands.”
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    In David Hopen’s debut novel, “The Orchard,” faith gets put to the test as a boy comes of age.

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  2. PhotoDill left to mature past the flowering stage will eventually set seed. The seed heads can be clipped off before they scatter their seed in the garden and put in paper bags to complete drying indoors.
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