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Update: Suspected Nazi-Looted Art Returned to Collector

When the German government announced last November that it had seized more than 1,200 artworks -- including paintings by Picasso, Chagall and Durer -- from the son of a prominent Nazi-era art dealer, the discovery renewed international attention to Nazi-era art theft. Many advocacy groups believed the works were obtained illegally and hoped they'd be returned to their rightful owners. But in a surprising twist, prosecutors announced this week that they would release the paintings back to the German collector. We get the latest.

A Look At Seized Art

When 1,200 artworks were seized from the son of a prominent Nazi-era art dealer last year (some featured in the gallery below) they were described as "looted." But this recent decision revealed some of the paintings were actually purchased before the Third Reich. We'll discuss this issue, and others, on today's program.


Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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