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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.
Nov. 25, 2015
Chefs in New York City are packing turkey, cranberry, gravy and stuffing together into small, savory packages. These one-bite wonders take the form of dumplings, croissants and meatballs.
Nov. 25, 2015
Daily fantasy sports companies are in a battle with New York's attorney general over the legality of their games. A judge there will weigh in on whether fantasy sports is based on skill or chance.
Nov. 25, 2015
Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.
Nov. 25, 2015
Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
Nov. 25, 2015
One revision would crack down on studying tissue and blood samples without getting a person's consent. Another change would make it easier to conduct studies in many locations at once.
Nov. 25, 2015
The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0. Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in the 111-77 rout of the LA Lakers on Tuesday.
Nov. 25, 2015
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.
Nov. 24, 2015
And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.
Nov. 24, 2015
The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.
Nov. 24, 2015
Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.
Nov. 24, 2015
The Tunisian President declared a state of emergency for 30 days and an overnight curfew following the explosion that ripped through a bus carrying presidential security on a main road in Tunis.
Nov. 24, 2015
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.
Nov. 24, 2015
Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.
Nov. 24, 2015
Beekeepers lost 42 percent of their hives last year. NPR and PBS NewsHour investigate what's behind the plight of the pollinators. Some scientists say pesticides called neonics are being overused.
Nov. 24, 2015
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.
Nov. 24, 2015
The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.
Nov. 24, 2015
New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers discusses efforts by ISIS to weaponize a mysterious substance known as red mercury. "It's never been seen," he says. "It essentially is an urban legend."
Nov. 24, 2015
Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.
Nov. 24, 2015
If you've ever wondered if the flu shot can give you the flu, you're not alone. We fact check the most common flu myths for you, and provide the lowdown on this year's vaccine.
Nov. 24, 2015

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