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

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Trump Thanks Service Members Abroad On Thanksgiving

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Rohingya Refugees Say They Are Too Scared To Return To Myanmar

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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What States Are Doing To Stop Rural Money Drains

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Robert Mueller May Bring An End To Jokes Surrounding Old Law

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

2 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

2 hours 40 min ago

In Mexico, 1 in 5 girls marry before they're 18 — some as young as 11. Unlike the rest of the world, child marriage rates have barely fallen in the last 30 years.

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

3 hours 2 min ago

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.

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

3 hours 49 min ago

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

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Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits

5 hours 17 min ago

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.

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Who Is Zimbabwe's New Leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa?

5 hours 17 min ago

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

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As The Holiday Season Gets Started, A Look Back At Aprons And Their Stories

7 hours 4 min ago

For EllynAnne Geisel, aprons are a way to connect to past generations, often women, who once wore them. For years she has collected different designs and shared the joy they bring her with others.

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Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Becomes Public

8 hours 1 min ago

The Texas Republican said that he sent the photo to a woman he was in a consensual relationship with while separated from his second wife, and regrets not having used "better judgment."

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Myanmar, Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Thu, 2017-11-23 20:59

Myanmar says it is ready to accept refugees back into the country, but many details of the deal are unclear.

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The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

It's one of many varieties in Madagascar that are being studied as part of a project to bring better nutrition to people. And no, it's not the same as a sweet potato.

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Female Safari Guide: 'I Am A Lady But I Am Telling You, I Am Capable'

Thu, 2017-11-23 20:00

If Lucy Nabiki Takona passes the silver guiding exam this month, she will be only the second Maasai woman to reach this level.

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