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One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.

As the Syrian conflict grinds on in its seventh year, millions of refugees are hanging on in neighboring countries as refugees. Syrian migration from Turkey to other parts of Europe has dropped, but millions of Syrians are settling in for troubled lives in Istanbul and elsewhere around the country.

An Alabama pastor said he received a voicemail from a man purporting to be a Washington Post reporter and offering money in exchange for damaging remarks about Senate candidate Roy Moore. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with former Washington Post executive editor Len Downie Jr. about the hostile climate journalists are facing.

Russia is reacting angrily after the World Anti-Doping Agency said the country is still not in compliance with its regulations. The announcement could affect Russia's participation in the Winter Olympics next February.

Leeann Tweeden, a radio host in Los Angeles, alleges that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sexually assaulted her by forcibly kissing her and later groping her while she slept. The incident took place during a United Service Organization trip in 2006. Franken who was not yet a senator at the time issued an apology statement.

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