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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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

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In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

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Justice Ginsburg Recovering After Heart Stent Implant

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The 81-year-old justice had the procedure to clear a blocked right coronary artery. She was expected to be back on the bench when the Supreme Court reconvenes on Monday

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Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

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Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

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Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure, Is Resting Comfortably

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing, is 81 years old. Doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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University Of Virginia Apologizes To Student Who Says She Was Gang-Raped

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rolling Stone magazine published a harrowing account of a campus rape that's shaken the university. "Nothing like it should ever happen again," UVA President Teresa Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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Morning Edition

Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."

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A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Morning Edition

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in more member of the National Guard on Tuesday, after some protests in Ferguson turned violent Monday. A plan for after the verdict had been in the works for months.

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Morning Edition

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.

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Morning Edition

Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain's Reward Center

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?

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Morning Edition

Post Ferguson, Can Parents Prepare Teens For Violence?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, made people think about what kinds of conversations parents are having with their children. To find out, NPR's Michel Martin sat down with two parents.

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Morning Edition

Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

David Greene talks to Steve Sullivan, who runs Provident, a network of counseling and crisis centers in the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. His comments appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Morning Edition

Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Reverberates Across The Nation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The decision not to indict the officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown touched off protests. Residents of the St. Louis suburb blame trouble makers and edgy police for some confrontations.

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Morning Edition

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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