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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 3:03am

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

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Golden State Warriors Break Record For Best Start In NBA

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 2:41am

MVP Stephen Curry led his team to a milestone victory with a 111-17 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Warriors have now won 16 games in a row.

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New York Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving In One Tasty Bite

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 1:34am

Chefs in New York City are packing turkey, cranberry, gravy and stuffing together into small, savory packages. These one-bite wonders take the form of dumplings, croissants and meatballs.

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Skill Or Chance? Question Looms Over Fantasy Sports Industry

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 1:34am

Daily fantasy sports companies are in a battle with New York's attorney general over the legality of their games. A judge there will weigh in on whether fantasy sports is based on skill or chance.

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Protesting Racial Bias, Students Trade Placards For Pillows

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 1:28am

Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 1:27am

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.

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A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2015 - 1:08am

One revision would crack down on studying tissue and blood samples without getting a person's consent. Another change would make it easier to conduct studies in many locations at once.

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Golden State Warriors Are First Team To Begin NBA Season 16-0

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 10:13pm

The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0. Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in the 111-77 rout of the LA Lakers on Tuesday.

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