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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Nov. 27
Kat Chow / NPR
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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.

School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

Nov. 27
Jason Beaubien / NPR
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The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Nov. 27
Lauren Silverman / NPR
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Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

San Diego-Based Crew Of USS Peleliu Spends Thanksgiving With Family In Japan (Video)

Nov. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sailors aboard the San Diego-based USS Peleliu get the rare treat of spending Thanksgiving with loved ones - in Sasebo, Japan. The Peleliu departed San Diego three months ago for a deployment to the Western Pacific.

Double Pay Proposed For California Workers On Major Holidays

Nov. 26
Evening Edition
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A San Diego lawmaker is proposing a bill to take the sting out of working on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

Nov. 26
Christopher Dean Hopkins / NPR
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Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.

Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

Nov. 26
Lauren Hodges / NPR
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The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

Coping With The Holiday Blues

Nov. 26
Evening Edition
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The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time. But they could also bring on stress, anxiety and other mental illnesses. Experts offer practical solutions to keeping the holiday blues at bay.

Chula Vista City Council Race Separated By Two Votes

Nov. 26
By Tarryn Mento, Claire Trageser
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After all votes were counted, the two candidates were tied. Then the San Diego County Registrar of Voters began manually counting ballots and posted an update Wednesday afternoon.

Ferguson-Fueled Protests Continue Wednesday Night In San Diego

Nov. 26
By Matthew Bowler, Tarryn Mento
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Around 150 people marched through City Heights and North Park on Wednesday night in a peaceful protest to oppose a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for shooting and killing a black unarmed teenager.

Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Nov. 26
Peter Haden / NPR
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Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can't accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.

For Two Men Who Helped Migrants In Mexico, A Brutal Death

Nov. 26
Carrie Kahn / NPR
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The pair fed and clothed Central American migrants on their way through Mexico. One of them, a transvestite, had been doing it for more than a decade and had received death threats.

78,000 Pounds Of Turkey Feed Troops Overseas On Thanksgiving

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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78,000 pounds of turkey. 40,000 pounds of beef. 26,000 pounds of ham. 10,000 pies. That's what it takes to provide a proper Thanksgiving to U.S. troops who are deployed overseas for the holidays.

How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

Nov. 26
Shereen Marisol Meraji / NPR
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Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

Texas Execution Nears For Murderer Whose Competence Was Debated

Nov. 26
Wade Goodwyn / NPR
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Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.

San Diego Protests Captured In Photos, Videos

Nov. 26
By KPBS
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Speeches, marches and the blocking of freeways have dominated the protests in San Diego in response to the Missouri grand jury's decision.

In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Nov. 26
Frederica Boswell / NPR
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Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

Nov. 26
Dan Charles / NPR
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American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.

Ferguson Documents: What Michael Brown's Friend Saw

Nov. 26
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Dorian Johnson is a shadow figure in the Michael Brown case. Aside from police Officer Darren Wilson and Brown, he had the closest look at what happened. This is his story.

Army Sgt. Maj. Killed In Afghanistan Was Beloved Son, Father, Grandfather (Video)

Nov. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner, 48, was roughly a year away from retirement when he lost his life Monday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Turner is survived by his mother, siblings, wife, five children, and three grandchildren.

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