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Americans Say To Pass The Turkey, Not The Politics, At Thanksgiving This Year

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:16:00 -0500

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.



Why Brazil's Freewheeling Image Doesn't Match Reality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:22 -0500

Brazil may be known for its beaches and bikinis but it is a conservative and religious country, and apparently getting more so. Artists who tackle issues of sex and gender say they face a backlash.



Second Women's Allegation Accuses Sen. Franken Of Groping

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:22 -0500

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is facing a second allegation that he groped a woman without consent while her husband took a photo of her with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.



'Mad Men' Creator Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:22 -0500

Allegations of sexual harassment interrupted Matthew Weiner's book tour to promote his debut novel, Heather: The Totality. A former writer on Mad Men accused him of a sexually inappropriate remark.



News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:22 -0500

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.



Zimbabwe's Mugabe Likely To Face Impeachment Proceedings

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

President Robert Mugabe has survived a military takeover and an ousting by his own party, but he still refuses to resign. On Tuesday, the party is expected to begin impeach proceedings in parliament.



Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers Likely To Face Travel Challenges

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

A record number of Americans will be jamming airports, train stations and highways. Those hitting the road will find gas prices 40 cents a gallon higher on average than they were a year ago.



Restoring Power To Puerto Rico Remains A Herculean Task

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

Efforts to restore the power grid have suffered setbacks in recent days. It's one reason more than 150,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island for Florida and other states since Hurricane Maria.



Rohingya Trapped In 'Dehumanizing' Conditions, Report Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:06:00 -0500

A report details the state Muslim Rohingya, who are still in Myanmar, are forced to live in. Steve Inskeep talks to Laura Haigh, a Myanmar researcher with Amnesty International about the findings.



'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:04:00 -0500

For LGBTQ Americans in rural areas, finding a sympathetic physician can be difficult. And that challenge makes getting appropriate health care even harder.



Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.



First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'The Greatest Gift'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:04 -0500

Stevens' new mixtape recontextualizes and remixes songs from 2015's gorgeous Carrie & Lowell, while weaving in four unreleased outtakes that fit its sonic template.



Big Money As Private Immigrant Jails Boom

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:04 -0500

The Trump administration called five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations. Just one facility in Texas will cost taxpayers $44 million per year.



Undersea 'Banging Sounds' Not From Sub, Argentine Navy Says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:01:00 -0500

First reports of the sounds picked up by surface ships briefly raised hopes that the missing ARA San Juan, with 44 crew members, had been found.



Germany's Merkel: New Elections Preferable To Minority Government

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:24:00 -0500

The chancellor says she's "very skeptical" of forming a minority government, something that hasn't happened in nearly 70 years. New elections are the better option, she says.