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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gasoline isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.
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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.
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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.
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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.
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D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks with Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.
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Executive Order On Immigration Creates Demand For Legal Advice

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Kagan, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who also co-directs a clinic that offers free legal aid to immigrants.
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Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.
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Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.
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After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

President Obama posthumously honors James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The three were murdered during Mississippi's Freedom Summer 50 years ago.
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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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