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After 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe has stepped down. He's been in power for most of journalist Wadzanai Mhute's life. She shares her memories of a pre-Mugabe Zimbabwe, reflections on the years of his rule, and her hopes for her country's future with NPR's Ari Shapiro.

Over the past half-century, turkeys have been getting a lot bigger. Due to selective breeding, the average turkey is now twice the size it was in 1960.

President Trump thanked U.S. service members who are serving abroad in a video call from Mar-a-Lago today. Ahead of the holiday — the Defense Logistics Agency sent close to 100,000 pounds of turkey and some 30,000 pounds of ham to the region for a Thanksgiving meal.

For millions of Americans working in retail, Thanksgiving is the start to the most intense stretch of the year. One woman shares the story of her first Thanksgiving without a work shift in 23 years.

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he believes the attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. He's considering targeted sanctions in response.

On Sunday, a U.S. Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan, drunkenly crashed his truck into another vehicle, killing the driver. NPR's Elise Hu talks with Anna Fifield, Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post about what the incident means for the American military presence in Okinawa.

A former U.S. Olympic gymnastics team doctor pleaded guilty today to child sexual abuse. Larry Nassar admitted to abusing young girls under the guise of medical treatment. It was a surreal, emotional moment – especially for survivors who say they reported the abuse years ago.

Stores are bringing back doorbuster deals that are available in-store only — a gambit to get more people physically shopping on the Thanksgiving weekend. One of the best discounts this year is 4K televisions.

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