Here are five stories to start your Friday:

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Thanksgiving travel: One million people in he Washington area are expected to travel Thanksgiving weekend, according to an annual survey by the AAA.

Shutdown averted: Congress passed a budget bill that provided a detailed vision of the federal government on a diet. This is what a smaller government will look like.

D.C.’s creative convergence: New art spaces around town might also be a concert hall, clothing store, dance floor or bookshop.

Calling all Redskins fans: Find everything you need for Sunday afternoon’s Cowboys game and get the latest player tweets.

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