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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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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Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

The Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict the white officer who shot an 18-year old black man has ignited protests in many U.S. cities. As in Ferguson, the demonstrations 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 some businesses get back on their feet.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

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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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:51am

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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In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:53pm

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

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:57pm

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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Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:01pm

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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For Two Men Who Helped Migrants In Mexico, A Brutal Death

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:19pm

The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.

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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

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

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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Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:12pm

The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn's in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn's dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.

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