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Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brains' Reward Center

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

Retailers' Black Friday ads 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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Post Ferguson, Can Parents Prepare Teens For Violence?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

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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Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the games' greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Reverberates Across The Nation

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

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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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:18am

Mississippi has long ranked near the bottom of the states in educational performance. In a bid to change that, 21 school districts are suing the state for more than $200 million in education funding.

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Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:16am

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.

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Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:15am

Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.

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Thanksgiving Recipes From 'Morning Edition' Listeners

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:14am

'Morning Edition' listeners submitted their favorite — and, often, simplest — holiday recipes, via Twitter. We've compiled some of our favorites.

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Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:49am

The famous upright went to auction on Monday in New York. It came with a signed photograph of actor Humphrey Bogart who played Sam, and with the old wad of chewing gum found under the keyboard.

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Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:41am

The luxury hotel in Stockholm will let you stay for free if you have 2,000 friends on Facebook, or 100,000 fans on Instagram.

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Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.

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Protests Rock Ferguson After Officer Isn't Indicted In Brown's Death

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.

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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman claimed she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.

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Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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