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2:21pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Opinion

Letters: A Thanksgiving Tale

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 2:55 pm

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. And now it's time for your letters - all about our annual Thanksgiving Day story by writer Bailey White. This year, Bailey told us about a Florida painter who moved to Vermont, where he has trouble fitting in. At a neighbor's suggestion, he turns to raising turkeys.

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2:16pm

Fri November 25, 2011
NPR Story

Week In Politics: Taking The Country's Pulse

Guy Raz talks with our weekly commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about Congress' tough spot, observations on the political divide, economic mobility and disagreement over core values.

2:16pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Middle East

Palestinian Unity Would Pose New Headaches

Rival Palestinian leaders met in Cairo this week to discuss prospects for a reconciled government. For more than four years, the Palestinian Authority has governed the West Bank, while the militant Islamist group, Hamas, has ruled the Gaza Strip. But any government that included Hamas would face serious obstacles.

2:09pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Politics

Even Lawmakers Ask: Does Anyone Like Congress?

Originally published on Fri November 25, 2011 2:55 pm

A dark cloud passes over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Many lawmakers fear that Congress' already low approval rating will sink even further after the failure of the supercommittee.
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1:42pm

Fri November 25, 2011
Around the Nation

Black Friday Madness Sweeps Across The Country

Originally published on Sat November 26, 2011 5:08 am

Customers shop for electronics items during Black Friday at a Best Buy in San Diego.
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By the time it opened at 9 p.m. Thursday night for Black Friday, the Toys R Us in New York City's Times Square had a line snaking around the corner from its entrance on 44th Street. It went on for two blocks.

Angela Jenkins was there with two of her girlfriends and no kids. "I left my boyfriend with all of our kids ... by himself," she says with a laugh.

"You gotta do what you gotta do," Jenkins says.

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