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Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 1:34 p.m.

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

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Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 10:29 a.m.

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

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Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 8:20 a.m.

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

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The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 6:52 a.m.

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

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Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 4:43 p.m.

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

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Downed Russian Military Jet Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

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Trump Reasserts Claim That 'Thousands' Of N.J. Muslims Cheered After Sept. 11

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 3:22 p.m.

Monday's rally in Ohio followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and a string of controversial remarks that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had made regarding Muslims in America.

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It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:50 p.m.

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

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This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Shown Fear Of Refugees

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:21 a.m.

In 1939, a Gallup poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed a plan for taking in 10,000 refugee children, most of them German Jews.

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Louisiana Democrat Governor Victory Disrupts Partisan Politics Tradition

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 9:33 a.m.

After scandal plagued Republican rival Sen. David Vitter and supporters crossed party lines, Democrat John Bel Edwards has emerged as the winner of Louisiana's bitter governor's race.

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