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Around the Nation
6:16 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Scrawny Tree Gets Charlie Brown Treatment

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 9:43 pm

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Asia
5:29 am
Fri November 28, 2014

In Pakistan, Political Oratory Is Flourishing

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Shoppers Expected Out In Force On Black Friday

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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4:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 6:16 am

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Remembrances
11:12 am
Thu November 27, 2014

For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

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Europe
5:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Europe
4:59 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Around the Nation
4:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

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

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday.
Carlos Osorio AP

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 4:23 am

Updated With Final Scores:

The Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17. Detroit is now 8-4 for the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10. The Eagles are now 9-3 and lead the NFC East by one game over the Cowboys.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3. Seattle is one game ahead of San Francisco for second place in the NFC West.

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3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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And now this - Thanksgiving in space. This year, two American astronauts will be celebrating the holiday aboard the International Space Station. As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, Thanksgiving in orbit has its pros and cons.

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3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Shakespeare Folio Found In Small-Town French Library

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 11:12 am

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Around the Nation
6:53 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:15 am

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Animals
6:53 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:51 am

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NPR Story
4:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:15 am

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NPR Story
4:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:15 am

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4:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Plan For Grand Jury Verdict Lacked Follow-Through, Critics Say

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:15 am

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4:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:23 pm

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4:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Akutaq or agutak — also known as Eskimo ice cream — is a favorite dessert in western Alaska. It's made with berries and frothed with fat, like Crisco.
Al Grillo AP

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 10:19 am

When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meal, most tables will feature traditional fare: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries. But should you be looking for a different kind of holiday meal, head for rural Alaska.

That's where Nellie Gamechuck lives, in a village squeezed between tundra and a bend in the river in the southwest part of the state. Ask her what's for dinner on Thanksgiving, and she opens up the deep freeze. "Walrus meat, moose meat," she says. Digging down through the layers, she reaches the dessert level: salmonberries.

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Around the Nation
6:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with news from "Casablanca."

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INGRID BERGMAN: (As Isla) Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.

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Europe
6:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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4:20 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, crowded terminals, little personal space. It is the busiest travel week of the year. Here's NPR's David Schaper.

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4:20 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 9:57 am

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4:20 am
Tue November 25, 2014

New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:02 am

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U.S.
12:02 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down. President Obama made the announcement in an East Room appearance minutes ago.

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U.S.
9:29 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Asia
7:06 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Hospital 'Shocks' Fathers-To-Be

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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Europe
6:25 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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4:16 am
Mon November 24, 2014

After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

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