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A Feast Of College Football Rivalry Games

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:40am

There are traditional rivalry games across the country throughout the weekend, especially when it comes to college football.

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Neither Snow Nor Rain Will Trip Up Buffalo's Turkey Trot

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:35am

Since 1896, Buffalo, N.Y. has hosted the Turkey Trot, making it the oldest road race in the country.

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At The Airport, How About A Little Yoga While You Wait?

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:20am

An airport design expert explains how airports are changing to reflect consumer demand and reduce inefficiencies.

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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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Mother Of Released Hostage Theo Padnos Speaks Out

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:06am

Nancy Curtis discusses her son's capture and the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to his release in August.

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Foreign Guesthouse Reportedly Attacked In Kabul's Diplomatic Area

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:36am

A blast and gunfire was heard just hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle, killing a British national.

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Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:13am

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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OPEC Holds Production Steady, Signaling Lower Fuel Prices

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:49am

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:02am

The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.

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Holiday Travel Snarls Look To Be Easing

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:45am

AAA says some 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving — the largest number since 2007.

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Harry Connick Jr. On Piano Jazz

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:38am

In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays "They Didn't Believe Me" and joins host Marian McPartland for "Stompin' at the Savoy."

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On This Thanksgiving, Celebrating The Wild Turkey

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:29am

Wild turkeys are smart, curious and sweet animals. But sometimes they bring attitude to encounters with humans, commentator Barbara J. King says.

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Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:03am

Sibling relationships are the longest-lasting family ties we have, and they're among the most likely to bring health and happiness as we age. Think on that when your brother grabs the wishbone.

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Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:03am

Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. "People were throwing things away," he says. "I just took it as a family matter."

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British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00am

The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

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Could Turkey Breeders Cure The Ailments Of Our Big-Breasted Birds?

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:03am

The standard commercial American turkey is the product of decades of intense selective breeding. But breeding for efficiency and size has created new health problems scientists must grapple with.

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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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