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Foreigners Targeted In Multiple Kabul Attacks

Thursday, November 27, 2014

There were multiple attacks targeting Westerners in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, on the same day the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to allow some U.S. troops to remain the country.
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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.
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'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
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Israel Is A Homeland For Jewish People — But Is It A Jewish State?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Israel was founded as a homeland for the Jewish people. But a proposal to define it in law as a Jewish state has become a hot-button political issue. Opponents say it's a undemocratic mix of religion and law.
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Situation In Ferguson, Mo., Resonates Around The World

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ari Shapiro speaks with editors from news outlets in Germany, Russia and Kenya about how the events in Ferguson are being covered and perceived abroad.
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For A Century, Thanksgiving's Must-Haves Were Celery And Olives

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ari Shapiro speaks with Boston Globe editor Hilary Sargent on the use of celery and olives as popular meal items during Thanksgivings of the past and their eventual fade from popularity.
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Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. "I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade," says director Jennifer Kent.
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OPEC Declines Action As World Oil Prices Hit Record Lows

Thursday, November 27, 2014

OPEC oil producers met Thursday to discuss falling world oil prices — something big producer Saudi Arabia seeks to preserve in order to compete with U.S. oil production. But other OPEC countries want to get prices back up because their governments need the money.
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President Warren G. Harding: Paramour With A Pen

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Library of Congress released the rather racy love letters former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress. (This piece was originally broadcast on All Things Considered on July 29, 2014.)
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China Has To Kick Smoking Habit Or Health Care Costs Could Be Huge

Thursday, November 27, 2014

China, home to the world's largest population of smokers, is looking at a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking and tobacco advertising. One anti-smoking NGO says the government is weighing the loss of tobacco tax revenue against stratospheric health care costs in the future.
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The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.
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Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New York City doesn't sound like the ideal habitat for wild turkeys, yet dozens of them call Staten Island home. Officials want to relocate them, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.
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Good Luck Keeping Your Paws Off 'Mittens The Cat Cake'

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The story behind Gesine Bullock-Prado's elaborate chocolate-marzipan-pumpkin-mousse cake involves her late mother and a rescue cat.
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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.
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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.
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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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