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The Two-Way
10:32 am
Thu November 27, 2014

A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Public Library.
Elise Hu NPR

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:33 am

The Ferguson Public Library is just a block away from the center of demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department. As we've reported, when violent protests this week led to the burning of more than a dozen businesses and the uncertainty caused schools to close, the library stayed open.

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The Two-Way
9:45 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Holiday Travel Snarls Look To Be Easing

Passengers Morgan Griffin, 20, left, and his brother, Eric Crandell 12, browse their mobile devices as they await to board The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train bound to Santa Barbara, Calif., at Union Station in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. Snow and rain in the east has snarled holiday travel, but by Thanksgiving day, things looked to be improving.
Damian Dovarganes AP

The weather is still wreaking havoc for a the Americans still traveling today on planes, trains and in automobiles, but for the most part, the situation has improved dramatically as people crisscrossed their way around the country making their way to Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends.

AAA estimates that 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to attend Thanksgiving festivities — the busiest in seven years.

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Shots - Health News
9:03 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:19 am

Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just like mine: my younger brother Paul.

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Politics
5:17 am
Thu November 27, 2014

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 7:07 am

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Around the Nation
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:10 am

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Around the Nation
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:36 am

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Business
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:15 am

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Business
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:10 am

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Around the Nation
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:10 am

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

iStock

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:44 am

There are three traditional Fs that highlight the Thanksgiving holiday: family, food and football. Today's three NFL games are each between division rivals, and all the teams are battling for a playoff spot.

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Code Switch
3:51 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

We don't endorse using a trident to carve your turkey.
floodllama Flickr

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 9:52 am

This past week, we called for stories about your first Thanksgiving in the United States. Who'd you spend it with? Where were you coming from? What'd you eat? What'd you think of it? we wondered.

And many of the stories we heard from you were about food: You had issues roasting the turkey properly. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird golden-brown. You ate a lot of different alternative Thanksgiving meals. Your stories were goofy and weird, but most of them made us smile. Here are some of them:

Leticia Ortiz

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Goats and Soda
3:50 am
Thu November 27, 2014

School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

They're participants in Niger's School for Husbands.
Ron Haviv/VII for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 8:10 am

It's a bunch of guys sitting around talking.

About the benefits of birth control.

About how a woman should take care of herself when she's pregnant.

About breast-feeding.

You know, the kind of things guys never talk about.

They're twelve of them, sitting in a circle under a tin roof. Some wear long, colorful tunics. Their flip-flops are scattered around the outer edge of the carpet. They're part of the "School for Husbands" program in the village of Chadakori in the West African nation of Niger, the country with the highest birth rate in the world.

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Shots - Health News
3:49 am
Thu November 27, 2014

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

Medical residents including Dr. Amy Ho (bottom right) helped with first aid at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
Courtesy Amy Ho

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 10:20 am

The University of Texas Southwestern class of 2014 is celebrating graduation. Class vice president Amy Ho has shed her scrubs for heels and a black dress. She says with modern technology, med school really wasn't too hard.

"If you want to do the whole thing by video stream, you can," she says. "I would wake up at 10 a.m., work out for an hour or so, get some lunch and then video stream for 6 hours and then go to happy hour. It actually was not that bad."

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Business
6:29 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Vince Cameron has worked the docks at the Port of Jacksonville for more than three decades. If the city doesn't deepen the port, he says, a new breed of massive cargo ship will instead go to Savannah, Ga., or Charleston, S.C.
Peter Haden WJCT News

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Vince Cameron knows all the people buzzing around the Port of Jacksonville in their bright blaze vests. "My dad was a longshoreman for 44 years on these docks before he retired," he says. "I'm a child of this port."

In his hard hat and with a whistle around his neck, Cameron looks on as a weathered Horizon Lines freighter pulls in from Puerto Rico.

The ship is "a baby in the whole scheme of things," says Cameron, president of the local longshoreman's union. "It's a good ship ... but she's kinda slow and she uses diesel fuel. I mean, she drinks it like water."

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Health
5:24 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 6:39 pm

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