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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 16 min ago

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 17 min ago

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?

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Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 18 min ago

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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Cleveland Boy's Family: Video Shows Police Reacted Too Fast

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 18 min ago

The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

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In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:53pm

Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.

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Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 8:57pm

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 3:01pm

Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

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Two Men's Efforts To Help Migrants In Mexico End In Their Murders

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 2:19pm

The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.

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Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 1:53pm

Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.

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How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 1:45pm

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

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Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 12:54pm

American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.

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In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 12:11pm

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

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Ferguson Documents: What Michael Brown's Friend Saw

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 11:19am

Dorian Johnson is a shadow figure in the Michael Brown case. Aside from police Officer Darren Wilson and Brown, he had the closest look at what happened. This is his story.

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Justice Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Stent Implant

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 11:05am

The 81-year-old justice had the procedure to clear a blocked right coronary artery. She was expected to be back on the bench when the Supreme Court reconvenes on Monday

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Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 10:58am

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

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Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:43am

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

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The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:36am

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:31am

The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.

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If Supreme Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:28am

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

NPR Top Stories - November 26, 2014 - 9:23am

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.

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