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Colorado Restaurant Opens Its Doors For Feast After Floods

Colorado was hit by devastating flooding a couple of months ago, and many people remain displaced from their homes. On this Thanksgiving Day, the Roadkill Sports Grill in Greeley, Colo., is hosting a feast for anyone who wants to come, free of charge. Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Haimson, owner of the restaurant, about the dinner, and what's happening at the restaurant.

'Thanks' To The Woman Who Helped Make A November Thursday Special

Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times. But 150 years ago, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November a national holiday — thanks in part to the persistence of Sarah Josepha Hale.

Thanksgiving: A Very Brief Political History

Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
NPR Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline

Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.

After The Cranberries And Pie, Let's Talk About Death

Most people know about advance directives for end-of-life care. But many don't know about a one-page form designed to let people who are very old or sick specify just how much medical care they want. It's signed by a physician, so it's got teeth. But some disability advocates say it may go too far for some people.

Michigan Friends Camp At Best Buy Waiting For Black Friday

Black Friday lines are probably already forming in front of big box stores, but at least one group has a head start. Zachary Davis and four friends have been in front of Best Buy since last Saturday.

Frugality Afforded Deceased Seattle Man To Donate Millions

Jack MacDonald wore old sweaters, rode the bus and clipped coupons all while amassing a fortune in the stock market. When he died in September at the age of 98, he left nearly $200 million to charity.

Retailers Hope 'Gray Thursday' Boosts Bottom Line

Looking for a deal on electronics, clothing or anything for that matter? Then welcome to Gray Thursday, when Black Friday intrudes into Thanksgiving. Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever, talks about whether it's worth leaving your turkey in the oven to go shopping.

For Va., Woman, Thanksgiving Is A 'Free Day'

Patty Murphy of Richmond, Va., spends Thanksgiving alone and prefers it that way. Her choice to celebrate solo, however, doesn't always go over well with people around her.

Reflections On A Bond Forged Through Storytelling

When NPR's Renee Montagne thinks of her longtime producer Jim Wildman, she goes back a few years to their reporting adventures in Afghanistan. The two took five trips there from 2006 to 2011. Wildman will soon leave NPR, and in this National Day of Listening conversation, he says farewell to his friend and colleague.