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  • A New Ominous Clue In Search For Argentine Submarine

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    An apparent explosion occurred near where the submarine went missing, with 44 crew members aboard.

  • Rohingya Refugees Say They Are Too Scared To Return To Myanmar

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Myanmar and Bangladesh say they have signed an agreement to allow the return of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh. But many Rohingya say they are too scared of violent attacks in Myanmar to return home.

  • They're Undocumented And Want To Join The U.S. Army Before It's Too Late

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Several hundred undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country illegally all share a goal: they want to join the U.S. Army. Now, two programs that put them on that path are in danger of being killed by the Trump administration. Two young men tell NPR they are hoping to get to basic training before it's too late.

  • Trump Thanks Service Members Abroad On Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    President Trump thanked U.S. service members who are serving abroad in a video call from Mar-a-Lago today. Ahead of the holiday — the Defense Logistics Agency sent close to 100,000 pounds of turkey and some 30,000 pounds of ham to the region for a Thanksgiving meal.

  • Turkeys Have Gotten Bigger And It's Not Because Of Stuffing

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Over the past half-century, turkeys have been getting a lot bigger. Due to selective breeding, the average turkey is now twice the size it was in 1960.

  • Zimbabwean Journalist Shares What She Hopes For The Country's Future

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    After 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe has stepped down. He's been in power for most of journalist Wadzanai Mhute's life. She shares her memories of a pre-Mugabe Zimbabwe, reflections on the years of his rule, and her hopes for her country's future with NPR's Ari Shapiro.

  • Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.

  • Putin Is Working To Build Alliances With Leaders The U.S. Often Distances Itself From

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.

  • Robert Mueller May Bring An End To Jokes Surrounding Old Law

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    The little-known Foreign Agents Registration Act was long considered a joke — until Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller brought his first indictments. Legal observers are asking whether he might take a "toothless" old law and give it new fangs.

  • How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Years ago, retailers had an unofficial agreement: Black Friday would be the start of the shopping season. Then some stores started opening their doors and offering sales on Thanksgiving Day. That created some conflicts between consumerism and turkey consumption and now the pendulum is swinging back again.

  • What States Are Doing To Stop Rural Money Drains

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Farmers survive by sending food to cities, and when they die their assets often leave just as fast, going to heirs living in urban areas. That financial drain helps accelerate small town decline. So, some states are working systematically to keep a fraction of that outward bound money — billions each year — at home.

  • Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Explosives To State's Governor And Obama

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    A 46-year-old woman in Texas has been charged with mailing explosives to Gov. Greg Abbott and then-President Obama. Authorities say the devices could have seriously injured or even killed someone.

  • Trump To Troops On Thanksgiving: 'You're Fighting For Something Good'

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    The president also said multiple times that the U.S. armed forces were better off under his leadership than under the Obama administration.

  • Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    A comparison of brain tissue from monkeys, chimps and humans suggests that our brains produce the chemical messenger dopamine, which plays a major role in pleasure and rewards, far differently.

  • Who Is Zimbabwe's New Leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa?

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    After Robert Mugabe resigned, Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to his country Thursday and asked "all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans to come together."

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