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Afternoon Briefing: How to prepare for Thanksgiving travel


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A Chicago police officer who was criminally charged in connection with an on-duty shooting at a busy CTA platform during rush hour in 2020 was acquitted by a judge today. The decision drew cheers from some in the packed courtroom but was decried by police reform advocates and attorneys for the man who was shot.

And President Joe Biden will extend the pause on federal student loan payments while the White House battles in court to save his plans to cancel portions of the debt, according to two sources with knowledge of his plans.

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One person died and a firefighter was injured in a fire in Logan Square early Tuesday, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Read more here.

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Travelers wait in a TSA line in Terminal 1 on Nov. 21, 2022, at O’Hare International Airport before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Chicago highways are expected to be among the busiest in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Read more here.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) is helped to his feet by teammates after getting tackled during the final offensive drive late in the fourth quarter on Nov. 20, 2022, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Fields was injured on the play.

For those wondering about the official status of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields after he suffered a left shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Matt Eberflus broke out his trusty “we’ll see” stamp Monday. Read more here.

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Nicolas Cage and Don Cheadle in "The Family Man," about a holiday chance to see the road not taken.

Here’s a list of 10 holiday movies, nine streaming, one in theaters. Some are old. Some aren’t. Some you know. Some you won’t. Some are grisly. Most are not. Read more here.

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A worker secures a damaged SUV to a flatbed tow truck outside an Apple store on Nov. 21, 2022, in Hingham, Massachusetts.

A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he crashed his SUV through the front window of an Apple store in Massachusetts, killing one person and injuring 19 others, authorities said. Read more here.

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