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Tue November 22, 2011
Around the Nation

Asking For Quiet: How To Defuse Thanksgiving Spats

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 5:00 am

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

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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Tue November 22, 2011
The Picture Show

Photographer Captures Plight Of The Tiger

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:14 am

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

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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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 11:37 am

Foliage is seen on the engine hood of a Mercedes Benz.

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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Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

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

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

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

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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Tue November 22, 2011
The Salt

Bush Meat: When Conservation And Child Nutrition Collide

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 10:17 am

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

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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