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Americans head to Thanksgiving dinner, in some cases minus the politics

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AP - Americans are taking to the roads, air and railways for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade.

And, while they are looking forward to eating turkey and watching football, many are hoping to abandon another, more recent, American pastime: rehashing the election outcome.

Elizabeth Thompson, who was heading home to Indiana from Chicago, said her mother is forbidding any political conversation because, even though nobody in the family voted for Donald Trump, her grandmother is "sick of hearing about it."

But, a college freshman from Silver Spring, Maryland, said his family "loves to talk about things together and the election is something huge." James Arnold said, "It's going to be interesting."

According to AAA, almost 49 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between today and Sunday. It's the most since 2007 and lower gas prices and an improving economy are getting the credit.

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