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For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving
For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out. No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller crowds. Black Friday is drawing shoppers this year as always, but it's a far more sedate scene locally and nationally with the continuing rise of Thanksgiving sales. Szuba appreciates it. She went to three stores after finishing a late shift at work, and by 5:30 a.m. at Toys R Us in Glen Burnie, she was about done. "Pretty smooth, compared to last year," said Szuba, 32, a nurse. Dante McGill, 18, waited until Friday...

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