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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

Friday, November 28, 2014

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.

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Morning Edition

AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.

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All Things Considered

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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Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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All Things Considered

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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Holiday Travel Snarls Look To Be Easing

Thursday, November 27, 2014

AAA says some 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving — the largest number since 2007.

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they're among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.

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Morning Edition

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Pentagon wants women in combat roles by 2016. But before that goes forward, female soldiers have to prove their worth in training. Renee Montagne talks to Marine Sergeant Kelly Brown.

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Morning Edition

Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Protests have ranged from peaceful disruptions to chaotic, resulting in scores of arrests. Residents want to resume some type of normalcy, and they're trying to help businesses get back on their feet.

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Morning Edition

Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution. Since 1980, ozone pollution has fallen by a third.

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Morning Edition

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.

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Morning Edition

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10, the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 and the Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17.

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Morning Edition

Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.

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Morning Edition

Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The University of Texas Permian Basin is in Odessa, home to the football team featured in the movie Friday Night Lights. It's hoped that football will bring more students and more alumni dollars.

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Morning Edition

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird golden-brown.

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Morning Edition

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.

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Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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