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A Year Inside The New York Jets

As many Americans settle in for a day of Thanksgiving football, how much do fans really know about the game and the players? Writer Nicholas Dawidoff spent nearly a year embedded with the New York Jets. He talks about the experience, and his new book, Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, with host Michel Martin.
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Fly On, Snoopy (And Friends): Macy's Parade Balloons Get All-Clear

Snoopy, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu and 12 other massive balloons will fly in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York police say. Forecasts had called for high winds close to the maximum that New York City will allow for the balloons to fly over the parade route.
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Wintry Weather May Put Thanksgiving Parades In Peril

Wintry conditions may affect East Coast cities' Thanksgiving parades on Thursday. In New York, John Piper of Macy's Parade Studios says the decision to fly the massive balloon figures will not be made until Thursday morning.
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Democratic Senator Pushes For More Sanctions Against Iran, Not Fewer

Sen. Bob Menendez is one of several high-profile Democrats who have voiced skepticism of an interim nuclear deal with Iran. Audie Cornish talks to Menendez his concern over easing economic sanctions on the country. Menendez wants to be able to enforce old sanctions and impose new ones if Iranian officials don't hold up their end of the deal.
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Winter Storm Freezes Holiday Travel

The Northeast is getting hit by a winter storm just in time for the peak of Thanksgiving shopping and travel. In most places it's only rain and wind, but the weather could bring delays for those heading to Grandma's via air, road or rail.
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Small-Business Access To Online Health Exchanges Delayed Again

No online registration for you, the Obama administration told small-business owners interested in using the Affordable Care Act exchanges to buy employee health insurance. Online access was pushed back to November 2014. Employers can still enroll through an insurer or broker.
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Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues

The push to get women to breast-feed has been so successful that many mothers who can't do it are looking for other mothers' extra milk. Milk banks that pasteurize and sell donated breast milk have sprung up. Informal online swapping of extra mother's milk has become popular, despite quality concerns.
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In Rural Iowa, Distance Makes Health Care Sign-Ups A Challenge

Right now, there are about a dozen full-time navigators and a few part-timers to help 200,000 Iowans make decisions about health insurance. In the countryside, it's particularly hard to get help to people who want it.
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Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?

As Americans prepare to baste and roast plump, juicy holiday birds, we couldn't help but wonder which antibiotics the average Thanksgiving turkey might have been given. The government doesn't collect data on antibiotic use in turkeys. And producers don't volunteer any.
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'Turkey Day' Stuffing: Unlikely Pitches Fill Our Inboxes

We all get emails touting recipes and Black Friday deals. But at NPR, we also receive a glut of holiday-themed pitches, from how to avoid heartburn to talking politics without causing family crises.

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