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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Especially at Thanksgiving, saying grace is a family ritual for many Americans. We asked you to share your stories and traditions — and they ran the gamut, from heartwarming to horrifying.
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Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn's in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn's dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.
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Though Usually Stoic, Merkel Shows Growing Ire With Russia

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked Russian actions in Ukraine, telling the German parliament that it will take long-term sanctions and perseverance to end the crisis there.
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Obama Pardons Turkeys Mac And Cheese

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Per tradition, President Obama pardoned two turkeys at the White House on Wednesday.
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Sneak Peak: Conversation With Melissa Etheridge

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ari Shapiro previews his Thanksgiving Day conversation with Melissa Etheridge.
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Obama's Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness For Undocumented Irish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There are an estimated 12,000 undocumented Irish in Boston — only a portion of whom will be affected by President Obama's immigration plan.
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In Miami, Haitian Immigrants Wonder What Immigration Action Means For Them

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thousands of Haitians (by one estimation) who fled to the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake will not enjoy any benefit because they arrived after the cutoff.
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Don't Feel Guilty — The Holidays Are A 'Macroeconomic Cheat Day'

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Researchers have learned the frenzy and excitement of the holiday season makes us all a little crazy. But that might not be a bad thing for our financial lives.
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Wintry Weather Means Slow-Going For Many Holiday Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A nor'easter is likely to make a mess of roads in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
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Cooking This Thanksgiving? Your Worst Enemy In The Kitchen Is You

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dana Cowin, author of Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, offers some helpful tips for the reluctant or unpracticed cook who may be entering the kitchen on Thursday.
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Argentines March On Presidential Palace To Protest Inflation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Their wages have been battered by sky-high inflation. But this comes at a time when the government is in a battle with U.S. hedge funds over defaulted debt.
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Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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Colorectal Cancer Cases Are Dropping — Except Among Young Adults

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The number of Americans getting and dying from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily except for one group — younger adults.
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Justice Ginsburg Expected Back On The Bench Soon After Surgery

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for a coronary blockage on Tuesday night and had a stent placed in an artery. The 81-year-old justice had felt discomfort while exercising.
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Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Public health groups say lower levels will benefit people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Business groups say it's another expensive hoop to jump through.
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Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A new study looks at the future of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and finds that by the end of this century, the region might be ice-free for 2 to 5 months, something that puts bears in grave peril.
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'Undocumented' Stigma A Barrier In Asian-American Communities

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Monterrey Park, Calif. — home to the fastest growing population of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. — community leaders are trying to get the word out about "deferred action" eligibility.
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Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
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