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Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:42:00 -0500
Protests 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 businesses get back on their feet. 
Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:51:00 -0500
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. 
Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:49:00 -0500
Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research. 
Cleveland Boy's Family: Video Shows Police Reacted Too Fast  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:49:00 -0500
The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive. 
In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:00 -0500
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. 
Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:57:00 -0500
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. 
Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:01:00 -0500
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. 
Obama Pardons Turkeys Mac And Cheese  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:57 -0500
Per tradition, President Obama pardoned two turkeys at the White House on Wednesday. 
In Miami, Haitian Immigrants Wonder What Immigration Action Means For Them  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:57 -0500
Thousands of Haitians (by one estimation) who fled to the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake will not enjoy any benefit because they arrived after the cutoff. 
Obama's Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness For Undocumented Irish  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:57 -0500
There are an estimated 12,000 undocumented Irish in Boston — only a portion of whom will be affected by President Obama's immigration plan. 
'Undocumented' Stigma A Barrier In Asian-American Communities  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:00 -0500
In Monterrey Park, Calif. — home to the fastest growing population of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. — community leaders are trying to get the word out about "deferred action" eligibility. 
Wintry Weather Means Slow-Going For Many Holiday Travelers  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:00 -0500
A nor'easter is likely to make a mess of roads in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year. 
Justice Ginsburg Expected Back On The Bench Soon After Surgery  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:00 -0500
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery for a coronary blockage on Tuesday night and had a stent placed in an artery. The 81-year-old justice had felt discomfort while exercising. 
Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:53:00 -0500
Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character. 
How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:00 -0500
Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.