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5:25 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

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Europe
5:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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Code Switch
5:14 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

We don't endorse using a trident to carve your turkey.
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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

This past week, we called for stories about your first Thanksgiving in the United States. Who'd you spend it with? Where were you coming from? What'd you eat? What'd you think of it? we wondered.

And many of the stories we heard from you were about food: You had issues roasting the turkey properly. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown. You ate a lot of different alternate Thanksgiving meals. Your stories were goofy and weird, but most of them made us smile — here are some of them:

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Book News & Features
4:14 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Shakespeare Folio Found In Small-Town French Library

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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Space
4:11 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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Around the Nation
4:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 4:59 am

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NPR Story
4:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:20 am

There are three traditional Fs that highlight the Thanksgiving holiday: family, food and football. Today's three NFL games — each one between division rivals — are battling for a playoff spot.

First up, while everyone is still wide awake, is a real Thanksgiving tradition: The Detroit Lions (7-4) host the Chicago Bears (5-6) in a classic match-up between historic NFL foes. Both teams are scrapping for a playoff spot in the NFC North but neither is playing particularly good football this season.

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Business
5:39 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Jacksonville Split Over Joining A Southern Port Dredging Frenzy

Vince Cameron has worked the docks at the Port of Jacksonville for more than three decades. If the city doesn't deepen the port, he says, a new breed of massive cargo ship will instead go to Savannah, Ga., or Charleston, S.C.
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Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 7:01 pm

Vince Cameron knows all the people buzzing around the Port of Jacksonville in their bright blaze vests. "My dad was a longshoreman for 44 years on these docks before he retired," he says. "I'm a child of this port."

In his hard hat and with a whistle around his neck, Cameron looks on as a weathered Horizon Lines freighter pulls in from Puerto Rico.

The ship is "a baby in the whole scheme of things," says Cameron, president of the local longshoreman's union. "It's a good ship ... but she's kinda slow and she uses diesel fuel. I mean, she drinks it like water."

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From Our Listeners
4:42 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Kids (and grandpa) can inject the humor needed to make a Thanksgiving memorable.
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Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:39 pm

For many people on Thanksgiving, the moment may come when all the drama and noise of the week dies down. The meal is on at the table and everyone has pulled up their chairs. Some take it as a moment to say grace.

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Food
4:22 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:39 pm

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