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Stories for November 24, 2012

The Only Woman To Receive The Medal Of Honor

Nov. 24
Kee Malesky / NPR

In all of American history, only one woman has been awarded the Medal of Honor -- and Congress tried to take it back.

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Some Oppose Plans To Raze Unique Chicago Edifice

Nov. 24
Edward Lifson / NPR

Walk through downtown Chicago and you experience modern architecture to its fullest. There's the Auditorium by Louis Sullivan, the Federal Center by Mies van der Rohe and Marina City by Bertrand Goldberg.

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A Gem Cast Off From Chicago's Architectural Crown

Nov. 24
Edward Lifson / NPR

Walk through downtown Chicago and you experience modern architecture to its fullest. There's the Auditorium Building by Louis Sullivan, the Federal Center by Mies van der Rohe and Marina City by Bertrand Goldberg -- two towers made even more famous after starring on an album cover by the Chicago band Wilco.

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Legal Pot Has Arrived. Now What?

Nov. 24
NPR Staff / NPR

On Election Day, voters in Colorado and Washington State legalized the use of marijuana for adults. What's next?

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Legal Pot Is Here, But Stash The Wallet For Now

Nov. 24
NPR Staff / NPR

On Election Day, voters in Colorado and Washington state legalized the use of marijuana for adults. What's next?

Border Killings Prompt Scrutiny Over Use Of Force

Nov. 24
Ted Robbins / NPR

The Department of Homeland Security is examining its policy on deadly force along the U.S.-Mexico border. In less than two years, U.S. Border Patrol agents have killed 18 Mexican citizens there -- including eight people who were throwing rocks.

Candy Sales Another Form of Human Trafficking

Nov. 24
By Dwane Brown

The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition has a mission to prevent and end Human Trafficking in San Diego and beyond.

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Strumming The Pain, Songwriters Play Vets' Stories

Nov. 24
David Brown / NPR

At a retreat outside Fort Hood, Texas, a group of Army veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress agreed to try something new. Now they're collaborating with accomplished songwriters to capture their stories through music.

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More Shopping? Small Retailers Want Your Business

Nov. 24
Sonari Glinton / NPR

Jammed between Gray Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is yet another day devoted to shopping: Small Business Saturday.