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Despite Talk, Immigration Overhaul Not A Guarantee

Key Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner, say it's time to find common ground in revising the nation's immigration laws, but conservatives in the House could be a firewall against a bipartisan deal.
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She Was The Only Woman To Get The Medal Of Honor

In all of American history, just one woman has ever been awarded the Medal of Honor: Mary Edwards Walker, a physician during the Civil War. Congress later tried to take back the medal, but she refused to return it.
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A Gem Cast Off Chicago's Architectural Crown

Chicago loves its famous architecture, but the wrecking ball may soon take down one of the most unusual buildings in town — the Prentice Women's Hospital — designed by mid-century architect Bertrand Goldberg.
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Home Sweet (Tiny) Home: S.F. Plans To Downsize

This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a pilot program to build apartments as small as 220 square feet. The experimental ordinance is prompted by rocketing real estate values in the city.
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A Slice Of Football After The Feast

Thanksgiving weekend, football is as American as pumpkin pie. Host Scott Simon talks about the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant.
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Recalling The Takeover: A Marine Captive In Tehran

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening encourages people to take advantage of the days following Thanksgiving to talk to a family member or friend and have a conversation. This year, host Scott Simon speaks with Marine Corps veteran Kevin Hermening about his time as a captive in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980-81.
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Retail Arms Race Escalates To New Level

Host Scott Simon talks to retail analyst Patty Edwards of Trutina Financial about the escalating holiday-retail battle: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and this year, the big-box stores which opened on Thursday night.

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