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Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.

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After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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Last week brought frigid weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of The Memory Palace podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.

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