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Independence Day travel to break record

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Thanksgiving weekend is the start of what will be a predictably busy holiday travel season, but this year, there is a twist. Thanksgiving weekend is the start of what will be a predictably busy holiday travel season, but this year, there is a twist.

NEW YORK (AP) - A record 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day weekend, and AAA says most of them will be driving.
 
Lower gas prices, strong consumer confidence and a generally healthy domestic economy have led more families to take trips this summer.
 
AAA estimates that U.S. drivers have saved a total of about $20 billion on gasoline so far this year compared to the same period last year.

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