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12:43 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested today and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.
Sonia Recchia Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 1:06 pm

Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian radio host, was arrested today and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking.

The charges carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison.

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The Salt
12:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

Renee Comet Photography Restaurant Associates and Smithsonian Institution

A version of this story was originally published on Nov. 21, 2012.

Everyone knows the schoolhouse version of the first Thanksgiving story: New England pilgrims came together with Native Americans to share a meal after the harvest. The original menu was something of a joint venture, but over the years, a lot of the traditional dishes have lost their native flavor.

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Shots - Health News
12:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

If High Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

Supreme Court police stand guard during a storm in March.
Michael Reynolds EPA/Landov

Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in three dozen states where the federal government runs the program?

Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are its backbone, as well as the mandate requiring most Americans to carry coverage.

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All Tech Considered
12:31 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says he thought of the idea for Sitpack when he was waiting at a concert.
Sitpack

If you're traveling this holiday season, you'll inevitably be doing a lot of standing around.

Whether it's standing in an airport security line or waiting at a crowded gate, it would be nice to take a load off in the midst of the travel rush. Better yet, pulling a "seat" out of your back pocket sounds pretty convenient.

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Parallels
12:23 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

A woman waits for customers at a street market where she sells shoes in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil and other Latin American economies have prospered by selling commodities and low-tech goods. But now many economies are struggling, and some point to the region's lack of high-tech and other cutting edge industries.
Andre Penner AP

One look at the Brazilian flag and you think: This must be a space-age, high-tech country. That star-spackled orb in the middle glowing like a planetarium. The banner wrapped around it hailing "Order and Progress." Engineers must be rock stars there, right?

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Goats and Soda
12:10 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

Degan Ali, a Somali-American humanitarian, describes herself on Twitter as a "social justice activist, Muslima."
Courtesy of Adeso

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 12:45 pm

In 2011, drought hit Somalia hard, triggering a famine that ultimately killed some 260,000 people. Now, after a poor rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that the country could be on the brink of another famine.

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Goats and Soda
12:02 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

On Lumley Beach, after day trippers have headed home, prostitutes look for customers along a 100-yard stretch of road near some of the nicer hotels as well as near the bars and restaurants along the beachfront.
Simon Akam Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 12:49 pm

When a man drives by the strip at Lumley Beach in downtown Freetown at night, he'll probably hear a sharp hiss. That's not an unusual sound in Sierra Leone. Lots of people whistle — to get your attention, to call for the bill at a restaurant, to buy a bottle of water on the street.

But the whistling along a stretch of beachfront road at Lumley Beach has a different purpose. It's the sound prostitutes make, and they've perfected the hiss. That's why they're called serpents.

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NPR Story
12:02 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

The Turkey Man

Mike Davis is a turkey hunter turned turkey enthusiast who owns more than 700 turkey-themed items.
StarNews Online

Across the country on Thursday, Americans will consume the quintessential Thanksgiving food: turkey. 

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NPR Story
11:57 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Telling Stories Of Family Traditions

Family eating meal

    

During the holiday season, perhaps more than any other part of the year, families embrace or reject traditions.

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NPR Story
11:52 am
Wed November 26, 2014

The Woman Behind Thanksgiving

Sarah Hale was the editor of Godey's Lady Book and helped create Thanksgiving as we know it today.

    

Many people sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner may hearken back to some version of a story about Pilgrims and Native Americans feasting together. 

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