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Today's Stories November 25, 2015

A Muslim Parliamentarian's View On Fighting Terrorists

Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, discusses what should be done following the Paris attacks.

'Spymasters' Documentary Goes Into The Minds Of CIA Leaders

A new Showtime film interviews all 12 living CIA directors about the decisions they've had to make and the ethics of CIA tactics.

The Man Behind The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

John Piper explains how a team of designers, painters, sculptors and more, work all year to get the parade off the ground.

Security Analyst: Current U.S. Strategy Won't Beat ISIS

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Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

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After Paris Attacks, Protests At Upcoming Climate Talks Curtailed

The negotiations will go on as planned, but authorities have banned public demonstrations in hard-to-secure outdoor spaces.

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Embracing Dark Humor With Jesse Eisenberg

He's probably best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Social Network," but he also writes plays and short stories.

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Stores In Some Malls Pressured To Open On Thanksgiving

It all depends on whether the big department stores in those malls plan to open. J.C. Penney says it will open most of its stores at 3 p.m.

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A Look Behind The Proposed Merger Of Two Seattle Public Radio Stations

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

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The Lunar Effect: Fact Or Fiction?

Tonight is a full moon, and it just might make you crazy. At least that’s what people have believed for millennia.

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Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

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Golden State Warriors Make History With 16-0 Record

The team continued its dominance of the NBA last night with its 16th straight win – the best start in the history of the league.

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Flying For Thanksgiving? Distract Yourself With Mystery Of Airport Codes

Lynn Fisher and Nick Crohn have created a website that connects hundreds of those three-letter codes with a story about the airport.

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The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president's special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration's strategy against the militant group.

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The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.

November 19 3 Comments

Paris Journalist: On The Walls It’s Written ‘We Are Not Afraid.’ But We Are.

Following the coordinated attacks on the city last week, attempts at resuming normal life have not been easy for Parisians.

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Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup: A Bittersweet Legal Battle

In a Los Angeles courtroom, sugar producers are suing members of the high fructose corn syrup industry.

November 18 6 Comments

Burt Reynolds Looks Back On His Life And Career In New Memoir

As the title "But Enough About Me" implies, the book also contains many of his memories about people he's met along the way.

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Cranberry Recipes: Sauce, Butter, Syrup And Scones

Resident chef Kathy Gunst celebrates cranberries with these four recipes, including her "favorite holiday condiment."

November 18 16 Comments

Researchers: 1.5 Million U.S. Families Living On $2 A Day

Where do these families live? How did they get so poor? Two researchers explore the answers in a new book.

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In Iran, Exposing Hair In Public Is A ‘Stealthy Freedom’

Thousands of women are posting photos of themselves without a hijab, as part of a protest campaign called "My Stealthy Freedom."


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

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Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

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How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.