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Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

10 hours 31 min ago

The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."

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Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

10 hours 35 min ago

Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

13 hours 6 min ago

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and Eskimo ice cream — salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

13 hours 6 min ago

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

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Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

13 hours 6 min ago

David Greene talks to Steve Sullivan, who runs Provident, a network of counseling and crisis centers in the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. His comments appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Plan For Grand Jury Verdict Lacked Follow-Through, Critics Say

13 hours 6 min ago

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in more member of the National Guard on Tuesday, after some protests in Ferguson turned violent Monday. A plan for after the verdict had been in the works for months.

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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

13 hours 6 min ago

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.

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Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

13 hours 6 min ago

Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.

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For Native Alaskans, Walrus May Take The Place Of Turkey

13 hours 6 min ago

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival — the traditional menu is all about the bounty of late fall. What does your pantry look like if you're a Yupik family living off the land in rural Alaska?

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Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain's Reward Center

13 hours 6 min ago

Black Friday 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?

13 hours 6 min ago

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

13 hours 6 min ago

One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game's 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

13 hours 6 min ago

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

13 hours 6 min ago

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

14 hours 1 min ago

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? Vegan? Thanksgiving Recipes For Alternative Diets

14 hours 3 min ago

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

14 hours 4 min ago

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

14 hours 5 min ago

'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

November 25, 2014 - 6:49am

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

November 25, 2014 - 6:41am

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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