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Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

5 hours 54 min ago

A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.

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Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

6 hours 6 min ago

Amateur video captured the passengers giving it their all in arctic Russia this week. Though a tractor-trailer is also visible — likely doing the real work.

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Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

7 hours 23 min ago

This year two NASA astronauts will be celebrating Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station. Turkey is on the menu but not pumpkin pie. NASA can't make pump pie in space because the crust doesn't come out right.

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Shakespeare Folio Found In Small-Town French Library

7 hours 23 min ago

Copies of Shakespeare's first folio are some of the rarest and most important books in the world — only about 230 copies survive. Surprisingly, another copy been rediscovered in a public library in northern France.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

7 hours 23 min ago

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with a parade or two, a big feast and of course football. We preview the Thanksgiving Day NFL games: The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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

7 hours 23 min ago

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

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OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

7 hours 23 min ago

One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.

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Mendelssohn And Other Classic Composers Offer Musical Thanks

7 hours 23 min ago

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about musical "thank yous." Hoffman is the violist of the American Camber Players.

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Scientists Analyze Skeletal Remains From Vampire Graveyard

7 hours 23 min ago

Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.

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Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

7 hours 23 min ago

It's hard to be a college in Texas that doesn't have a football team. The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, which is home to the football team featured in the movie "Friday Night Lights." Odessa has more money now thanks to the state's energy boom. So when UTPB decided to set up a football program, it wasn't hard to solicit funds.

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Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

7 hours 23 min ago

Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Big budget films like "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are among the many movies produced in that state. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.

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Disabled Ship With Migrants Aboard Towed To Crete

7 hours 23 min ago

The Greek coast guard is towing a crippled ship with 700 migrants on board toward the island of Crete. It will be the largest arrival of undocumented refugees in Greece in recent memory.

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

7 hours 23 min ago

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

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

7 hours 23 min ago

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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Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

7 hours 23 min ago

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution — one of the components smog that comes for power plants and factories. They argue the tougher standard could hurt the economy.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

7 hours 23 min ago

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

7 hours 23 min ago

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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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

8 hours 14 min ago

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 a golden brown.

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Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:47am

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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Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:44am

Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.

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