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President Donald Trump surprised U.S. troops in Afghanistan by serving them dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump arrived in Afghanistan after a 13-hour flight on Thursday. It was his first visit to the war torn country.

Trump's secret trip caught most of the news media off guard. Reporters in the press pool were not allowed to announce where they were going. Newsweek magazine erroneously described the President as spending Thanksgiving Day tweeting at his golf course.

After three and a half hours on the ground in Afghanistan, Trump boarded Air Force One for a long flight back to Florida.

The President looked exhausted after landing in Florida. According to published reports, Trump, 73, will spend the rest of the holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach.

"Just returned to the United States after spending a GREAT Thanksgiving with our Courageous American Warriors in Afghanistan!," he tweeted on Friday.

Trump was ridiculed on Twitter.com after he tweeted a meme of his head Photoshopped on Rocky Balboa's body. Rocky Balboa is a beloved fictitious boxing champion played by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 'Rocky' film franchise.

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Trump tweeted the meme after getting a clean bill of health from his personal physician. There was talk that Trump suffered a mild heart attack last weekend, but the rumors were unfounded.

The meme was a hit among pro-democracy protesters who held up copies of Trump's tweet during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China.

The demonstration was their way of saying thank you to the United States after Trump signed legislation supporting the Hong Kong protesters. The new legislation requires annual reviews of Hong Kong's rights and freedoms.

China expressed disappointment in the new legislation.

Jennifer Lopez has a lot to be thankful for. She is engaged to be married to former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and she's still in demand as a performer and an actress at age 50.

But some of J-Lo's fans were baffled when Alex, 44, posted photos of Lopez and his two daughters Natasha, 15, and Ella, 11, on Instagram. The images excluded J-Lo's twins by her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

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The girls are A-Rod's daughters by his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, whom he divorced in 2008. J-Lo reposted the images on her Instagram.

Lopez's fans were annoyed that the family pictures didn't include J-Lo's 11-year-old twins - Emme and Maximillian - who were right there in the kitchen with them.

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Lopez did post shots of her daughter Emma (2nd from right) and her son Max - but the images were inside a gallery and not prominently displayed like the family portraits.

Men don't know any better, but J-Lo's fans felt she should've included her kids in the family shots - especially when the photos are posted on social media for all the world to see.

Question: What do you think of A-Rod and J-Lo's Thanksgiving family portraits? Should she have included all four children in the shots?

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It's the day after Thanksgiving - traditionally Black Friday in America - when most Americans hit the malls to take advantage of after Thanksgiving sales.

Rapper French Montana is thankful to be out of intensive care and in a regular hospital room for the holidays. He posted an image on Instagram.com that shows his fresh haircut after spending 2 weeks in ICU in a San Fernando Valley hospital.

Montana captioned the photo:

"Thank you Everyone for all of the prayers, love and support. I’m finally out of ICU and am getting better one day at a time !!!"

The rapper was hospitalized on Nov. 21, after he collapsed at home and complained of abdominal/chest pain, nausea and shortness of breath. Medics who responded to his home reported he had an elevated heart rate (palpitations).

Some of Montana's fans were worried that the EKG monitor in his room shows his heart rate is still high at 127. But that heart rate is Ok if he's moving around. What doctors want to see is how quickly his heart rate returns to normal (60-100) while he's at rest.

Montana's hospitalization comes a few weeks after the Moroccan rapper celebrated his 35th birthday in Africa. Rumors are swirling that Montana picked up a nasty infection that weakened his heart. This type of cardiac infection is potentially deadly. Montana's signs and symptoms can also be caused by narcotic abuse.

Online sources say Montana's worried ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian checks up on him daily.

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Singers Ciara (pictured), Idina Menzel, TLC and Kelly Rowland were among the performers who braved strong winds to celebrate the holiday at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 28.
 

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Idina Menzel performed the holiday classic "Sleigh Ride". Menzel, 48, performed on top of the Balsam Hill float. She wore a luxurious light brown coat with fur trim and white knit hat.
 

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The ladies of TLC, T-Boz and Chili, waved to fans as they rode atop a huge float, while Ciara, and Rowland all wrapped up warm as they sang for the crowds atop elaborate floats.
 

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Ciara, wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, made sure everyone in the crowd knew her name as she performed atop a giant float.
 

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The event also featured live sets from Ashanti (pictured), the Black Eyed Peas, Chicago, NCT 127, Lea Michele, Billy Porter, Natasha Bedingfield, Debbie Gibson, and The Roots.
 

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade almost canceled its traditional colorful big balloons due to the strong wind gusts, but the New York Police Department announced the giant balloons would be allowed to fly lower than normal just moments before the parade was set to start.

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A Marietta woman will spend the Thanksgiving holidays in jail for firing a handgun into a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-thru window because she didn't receive a fork or napkins with her order.

Jonelle Jade Dare, 33 was arrested Tuesday, nearly a month after she was accused of shooting into a KFC restaurant in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

The incident occurred Oct. 28, Shelbyville police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. No one inside the restaurant was injured.

Witnesses said the woman was irate about not receiving napkins or utensils with her meal, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

After exchanging words with the cashier, Dare pulled a handgun and fired through the open drive-thru window.

Investigators tracked her to Atlanta and secured warrants for her arrest with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, according to the AJC.

She was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sandy Springs. A handgun was recovered.

Dare is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to Kentucky, according to AJC.com.

"Fulton County Sheriff's deputies have notified authorities in Kentucky that Ms. Dare is available for pick up," the agency told AJC.com. "They have 15 business days to do so."

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As millions of Americans prepare to spend the holidays with their families this holiday weekend, doctors have issued a strong warning not to kiss babies.

According to Channel 2 Action News, Acworth mom Julie Gamull is still sharing her son John's story from seven years ago. She urges parents to be careful who you let pick up and kiss your baby.

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"People don't want to hurt great granny's feelings or uncle so and so's feelings. It's about protecting the baby. It's not about getting your snuggles and stuff," Gamull told Channel 2 Action News.

She says John almost died from a respiratory virus he caught from a family member one Thanksgiving.

"He was born November 13, so we already had friends and relatives in for Thanksgiving not thinking anything of it. Nobody looked like they were sick."

In fact, Gamull didn't even know John was sick until she took him in for a checkup. That checkup turned into a Life Flight to Egleston Hospital. John was having trouble breathing.

"We almost thought he couldn't make it. We had a priest come in and give him last rites."

Jon was diagnosed with a respiratory infection caused by the RSV virus.

"RSV is really common, especially this time of year," said Dr. Matt Linam, associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Linam said for adults, RSV can feel like a common cold, but for babies, it can be very serious.

"Often, these infants come into the hospital and they need IV fluids because they get dehydrated and they need oxygen because they're having trouble keeping it up on their own. So they can be pretty sick," Linam said.

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He explained that anyone can spread these harmful germs to babies by simply touching them or breathing on them.

"Often, these infants come into the hospital and they need IV fluids because they get dehydrated and they need oxygen because they're having trouble keeping it up on their own. So they can be pretty sick," Linam said.

He explained that anyone can spread these harmful germs to babies by simply touching them or breathing on them.

That's why Gamull shares John's story every holiday as a precautionary tale.

"Don't be afraid of hurting somebody's feelings because I think that was probably my fault," Gamull said.

"I didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. 'Of course you can hold the baby.' But now that I've been unfortunately on this other side, I would definitely use a lot more caution."

Thankfully, John is now a healthy and happy 7-year-old, according to WSB-TV.

Doctors caution travelers to wash your hands frequently, and avoid kissing babies.

Moms say ask for permission to hold their child and if you think you may be sick, stay home.

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