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Shopping? Small Retailers Want Your Business, Too

The idea behind Small Business Saturday is to direct consumers to mom-and-pop stores that probably didn't get swamped by the Black Friday bonanza. These small businesses might not have the best deal on a TV, but experts say they are an important factor in overall economic recovery.
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Strumming The Pain, Songwriters Play Vets' Stories

The SongwritingWith:Soldiers project connects veterans with musicians who help translate their experiences into verse. In a retreat outside Fort Hood, Texas, a group of soldiers opened up like never before about their post-traumatic stress.
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'Dallas' Villain Larry Hagman Dies At 81

Hagman played J.R. Ewing on television's long-running, prime-time soap opera Dallas. His family said in a statement that he died Friday afternoon of complications from a battle with cancer.
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Time For Airport Security To Relax?

Some 24 million people were expected to fly this Thanksgiving holiday. Audie Cornish talks with the head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, about what's new with airport security and what the TSA is doing about its image problem.
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Russia, U.S. Seek To Resolve Friction On Adoptions

Foreign adoptions are a hot-button issue in Russia; some Russian officials have even called for a ban. Despite the political sensitivity, Russia and the U.S. are working out an agreement designed to improve the adoption process for prospective parents and children.
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Notre Dame Tries For Undfeated Season

Notre Dame is one win away from playing for the Bowl Championship Series title. Alabama and Georgia are not far behind, needing two victories to move into BCS title territory. Linda Wertheimer talks to Chris Dufresne, he covers college football for the Los Angeles Times, about all the BCS possibilities this weekend.
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Post Card Takes 69 Years To Reach Its Destination

The postcard begins "Dear Pauline and Theresa, we arrived safe." But the news was out of date. It was sent from Rockford, Ill., but the card took nearly 70 to reach Elmira, New York.

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