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On Black Friday, Walmart Workers In D.C. To Demand $15 Wage

Walmart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

Virginia Lawmakers Target 'Predatory' Car-Title Lenders

There are several pieces of legislation in the works in Virginia that would target predatory tactics by the car-title industry in Fairfax County, which WAMU documented extensively earlier this fall.

A New Radio Station Gets Ready To Launch In Arlington

A new volunteer-run radio station is coming to Arlington, Virginia, and it’s expected to kick off on a folksy note....

D.C. Moving Forward On Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

D.C. officials say they will soon announce the location of between six and eight shelters to replace the troubled homeless family shelter at D.C. General.

New Metro GM To Meet Riders In Public Forum — And Let Them Vent

Metro's incoming general manager Paul Wiedefeld hopes to strike a new tone with rider — agreeing to meet with the WMATA Riders Union and fielding their requests for his first days in office.

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The former New York Jets QB, who ran straight into his own lineman's backside on Thanksgiving Day in 2012, will reportedly start for the Philadelphia Eagles today.
Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.
In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."
Tunisian authorities identified the bomber as a 27-year-old Tunisian man named Houssem Abdelli. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
On the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," a discussion about why the poem and poet are well-loved but misunderstood.
Turkey says audio from the cockpit supports its position that Turkish pilots repeatedly warned a Russian military plane that it was violating Turkish airspace before shooting it down.
The dwarf planet most recently is famous for the two mysterious, bright spots on its surface.
Our siblings are with us for longer than anyone else through our lives. Strong sibling relationships can cushion the blows of aging, while conflict cuts to the bone.
Alex Assali fled Syria eight years ago. He finally made it to Germany last year. Now Assali can be found on the streets of Berlin distributing the food he cooked for the homeless.
This year, in Ghana, I understand what it means to be truly thankful. Even if there isn't any stuffing.
"Don't be bland. Don't be boring. Send a potato instead," says Adrian Nantchev of Potato in the Post. The company mails out personalized potatoes with handwritten messages.
Walmart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.
When you sit down for your holiday dinner, you may want to give thanks to bees and other pollinators. Their health is tied to your food. What's behind the bee declines? Watch our video investigation.
In Israel, a debate is underway over ways to end the most recent wave of Palestinian violence. Secretary of State Kerry visited the region this week and met separately with the leaders of both sides.
The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.
A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.
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