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Words To The Wise: The Family Phrases That Stay With Us

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:01pm

We ask a number of people for Thanksgiving about the words of wisdom that have been passed down by their parents or other members of their family.

Between France And Russia, Presidents Seek Common Ground In Syria

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:01pm

French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday to coordinate their country's military strategies in Syria. NPR's Corey Flintoff recaps the talks.

From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:01pm

Joel Touitou Laloux's Tunisian-born, Jewish father bought the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 1976. Laloux managed the venue for decades until September, when it was sold.

In Bid To Welcome Refugees, Campaign Hopes To Make 'Every Campus A Refuge'

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 3:01pm

Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family.

New Report Says Child Brides In Africa Could More Than Double By 2050

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 2:22pm

UNICEF is warning that the number of underage girls marrying in Africa could increase 250 percent to 310 million over the next 35 years.

The Importance Of Friends And The Difficulty Keeping Them

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:52pm

A researcher who studies friendship explains its importance in human development and how it changes over time.

Visiting The Snow Geese Of Vermont: A Here & Now Tradition

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:45pm

It's our Thanksgiving tradition to revisit Robin Young and her now-late uncle's trip to see the migrating snow geese in Vermont.

Terminally Ill Houston Teen Will Get Her Dying Wish

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:40pm

Qirat Chappra has not seen her parents for years, but after a social media campaign, their travel visas have finally been approved.

Slow And Steady Won The Long-Distance Race, And Fed Our Ancestors

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:33pm

Humans can’t compare to other species when it comes to strength or speed, but our bodies are equipped for long-distance running.

Historic Hamilton-Burr Duel At Center Of New Book

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:20pm

John Sedgwick retraces the root of the conflict and uncovers personal correspondence his ancestor had with Hamilton before the fateful day.

Feasting On Fuel

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:12pm

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:06pm

According to the National Farm Bureau's annual price survey, a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost you about $50.

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:52am

There's a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

Why Film Is Dead And Digital Photos Won't Last Forever

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:40am

Photographic process historian Mark Osterman says digital photos won't stand the test of time unless they're printed or shared widely.

Colorado Ski Industry Calls For Action On Climate Change

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:33am

The state's mountain resorts will feel the pinch as the earth's climate warms. The question is, what can be done about it?

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of 'Alice's Restaurant'

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:20am

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

One Refugee's Story Of Coming To America

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 11:06am

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

This Thanksgiving, Struggling To Skip The Instagram Obsession

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:26am

"What's the point of taking photos if you can't post them on social media?", "When is it OK to pull out your phone at the table?" and other questions for modern family get-togethers.

On The 3rd Anniversary Of The Infamous 'Butt Fumble,' Mark Sanchez To Start

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:25am

The former New York Jets QB, who ran straight into his own lineman's backside on Thanksgiving Day in 2012, will reportedly start for the Philadelphia Eagles today.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 10:07am

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.




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