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12:22 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Asking For Quiet: How To Defuse Thanksgiving Spats

When families get together for Thanksgiving, spirited discussions can sometimes break out at the table.
Vanda Grigorovic iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 6:00 am

The Thanksgiving holiday offers a chance to connect with family and enjoy a relaxing meal. But it doesn't always happen that way — especially when political arguments break out at the table. We asked our audience to share their stories on NPR's Facebook page, and the responses came rolling in.

Stef Work echoed the sentiment of many, saying, "I don't think I am alone when I find the visits too long and the social graces too few."

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The Picture Show
12:14 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Photographer Captures Plight Of The Tiger

Dara Arista, 8, holds a photo of Sheila in front of the tiger's cage at the zoo in Jambi, Indonesia. Poachers had slaughtered Sheila during the night.
Steve Winter National Geographic

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:14 am

Showcasing the perils that tigers face today was a challenging assignment for National Geographic photographer Steve Winter — but not for the reason you might think.

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The Two-Way
12:08 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Ala. Immigration Law Back In Spotlight After Mercedes-Benz Exec Is Arrested

Foliage is seen on the engine hood of a Mercedes Benz.
Joerg Sarbach ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:37 pm

Last week, a Mercedes-Benz executive was stopped by police in Alabama because his rental car did not have a license plate. He had a German identification card but had left his passport and driver's license at his hotel.

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The Two-Way
11:30 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy Updates: L.A. Offers Space, Marchers Arrive In D.C.

At Occupy Los Angeles: Protesters, and one dog, take part in a yoga session.
David McNew Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 11:34 am

A small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters who have taken two weeks to walk from New York to Washington, D.C., arrived in the nation's capital today, The Washington Post reports. They're hoping to temporarily occupy a patch of land on the National Mall.

That's one bit of Occupy-related news today. Others:

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The Salt
11:10 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Bush Meat: When Conservation And Child Nutrition Collide

A man prepares an aye-aye, a rare type of lemur found only on the island of Madagascar, for dinner. These primates are an important source of iron and protein despite being critically endangered.
Christopher Golden

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 11:17 am

With its big, round eyes and bushy tail, the aye-aye lemur looks like a a cross between a monkey and a squirrel. To many people in Madagascar, it's a tasty, traditional meal, and an excellent source of protein and iron.

But with as few as 1,000 to 10,000 lemurs left on the island, conservationists say they're critically endangered and don't belong on the dinner table.

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Latin America
9:31 am
Tue November 22, 2011

'Miss Bala': Beauty Queen Meets Drug Lord

Stephanie Sigman as Laura in the Canana and Fox International Productions film Miss Bala.
Eniac Martinez 20th Century Fox

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 9:14 pm

Throughout Latin America, stories about drug lords have permeated popular culture.

A television series called The Cartel of the Snitches is hugely popular in Colombia. In Mexico, ballads called narcocorridos recount the exploits of drug runners, and soap operas glamorize the lives of drug lords.

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The Two-Way
9:30 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Pakistan's Ambassador To U.S. Resigns Amid 'Memogate' Controversy

"I have requested PM Gilani to accept my resignation as Pakistan Ambasssador to US," Husain Haqqani just wrote on his Twitter page.

And he followed that with this statement: "I have much to contribute to building a new Pakistan free of bigotry & intolerance. Will focus energies on that."

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Election 2012
9:29 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Online Ads: Spreading Your Message, On A Budget

This video frame grab provided by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign shows a scene from an ad called "Believe in America" that is running in New Hampshire.
Romney Presidential Campaign AP

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 11:23 am

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U.S.
9:00 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Occupy America: The Commemorative Game

What began in the fall of 2011 as the amorphous Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City morphed into Occupy America, a nationwide diorama drama containing many elements of a board game — positive steps, punishing losses of turn and, in some cities such as Hartford, Conn., occasional free parking.

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Monkey See
8:57 am
Tue November 22, 2011

How Hugh Grant Wants To Make You Rethink Tabloid Culture

British actor Hugh Grant attends a fringe meeting during the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 4, 2011.
Jeff J. Mitchell Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 10:34 am

From a pop culture perspective, Hugh Grant's testimony yesterday about ethics in journalism is a fascinating step for a guy who's already had a pretty interesting trajectory.

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