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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:12am

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 5:11am

A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.

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Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:59am

Amateur video captured the passengers giving it their all in arctic Russia this week. Though a tractor-trailer is also visible — likely doing the real work.

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Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

This year two NASA astronauts will be celebrating Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station. Turkey is on the menu but not pumpkin pie. NASA can't make pump pie in space because the crust doesn't come out right.

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Shakespeare Folio Found In Small-Town French Library

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Copies of Shakespeare's first folio are some of the rarest and most important books in the world — only about 230 copies survive. Surprisingly, another copy been rediscovered in a public library in northern France.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with a parade or two, a big feast and of course football. We preview the Thanksgiving Day NFL games: The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama Collision Course With GOP

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted new regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.

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OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.

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Mendelssohn And Other Classic Composers Offer Musical Thanks

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about musical "thank yous." Hoffman is the violist of the American Camber Players.

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Scientists Analyze Skeletal Remains From Vampire Graveyard

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Lab scientists are trying to understand why some corpses buried in northwestern Poland were singled out for special anti-vampire treatments, such as putting a sickle around the neck.

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Energy Boom Helps Texas Commuter School Launch Football Program

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

It's hard to be a college in Texas that doesn't have a football team. The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, which is home to the football team featured in the movie "Friday Night Lights." Odessa has more money now thanks to the state's energy boom. So when UTPB decided to set up a football program, it wasn't hard to solicit funds.

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Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Big budget films like "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" are among the many movies produced in that state. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.

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Disabled Ship With Migrants Aboard Towed To Crete

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

The Greek coast guard is towing a crippled ship with 700 migrants on board toward the island of Crete. It will be the largest arrival of undocumented refugees in Greece in recent memory.

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.

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Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

The Pentagon wants women in combat roles by 2016. But before that goes forward, female soldiers have to prove their worth in training. Renee Montagne talks to Marine Sergeant Kelly Brown.

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Business Groups Argue EPA's Plan Will Have Economic Consequences

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution — one of the components smog that comes for power plants and factories. They argue the tougher standard could hurt the economy.

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3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.

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Damaged Businesses Vow Ferguson Will Rebound From Violence

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:42am

Protests have ranged from peaceful disruptions to chaotic, resulting in scores of arrests. Residents want to resume some type of normalcy and they're trying to help businesses get back on their feet.

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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:51am

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.

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Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:47am

The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."

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