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The Salt
6:03 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Could Turkey Breeders Cure The Ailments Of Our Big-Breasted Birds?

A 40-pound tom turkey flaps his wing as Chris Conley carries him to a pen at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White turkeys per year.
Elise Amendola AP

Many Americans will be sitting down Thursday to a wonderfully meaty, broad-breasted white turkey that grew to maturity in a remarkably short period: just 136 days, on average.

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Europe
5:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 5:25 am

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Europe
5:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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Around the Nation
4:05 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 4:59 am

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NPR Story
3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

3 NFL Games On Tap To Satisfy Thanksgiving Football Fans

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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:46 am

There are three traditional Fs that highlight the Thanksgiving holiday: family, food and football. Today's three NFL games are each between division rivals and all the teams are battling for a playoff spot.

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NPR Story
3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Shakespeare Folio Found In Small-Town French Library

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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NPR Story
3:42 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

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Code Switch
2:51 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

We don't endorse using a trident to carve your turkey.
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Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

This past week, we called for stories about your first Thanksgiving in the United States. Who'd you spend it with? Where were you coming from? What'd you eat? What'd you think of it? we wondered.

And many of the stories we heard from you were about food: You had issues roasting the turkey properly. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown. You ate a lot of different alternate Thanksgiving meals. Your stories were goofy and weird, but most of them made us smile — here are some of them:

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Goats and Soda
2:50 am
Thu November 27, 2014

School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

They're participants in Niger's School for Husbands.
Ron Haviv/VII for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

It's a bunch of guys sitting around talking.

About the benefits of birth control.

About how a woman should take care of herself when she's pregnant.

About breast-feeding.

You know, the kind of things guys never talk about.

They're twelve of them, sitting in a circle under a tin roof. Some wear long, colorful tunics. Their flip-flops are scattered around the outer edge of the carpet. They're part of the "School for Husbands" program in the village of Chadakori in the West African nation of Niger, the country with the highest birth rate in the world.

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Shots - Health News
2:49 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Medical residents helped with first aid at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, including Dr. Amy Ho, at bottom right.
Courtesy Amy Ho

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 6:07 am

The University of Texas Southwestern class of 2014 is celebrating graduation. Class vice president Amy Ho has shed her scrubs for heels and a black dress. She says with modern technology, med school really wasn't too hard.

"If you want to do the whole thing by video stream, you can," she says. "I would wake up at 10 a.m., work out for an hour or so, get some lunch and then video stream for 6 hours and then go to happy hour. It actually was not that bad."

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