Wed November 23, 2011
NPR Story

After 15 Years In Prison, Hope For Chicagoans

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 10:56 am



I'm Tony Cox and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, award-winning chef Jose Andre stops by to share his Thanksgiving favorites, but first we take a look at crime and punishment in the United States. Since 2000, DNA evidence has helped exonerate 213 individuals convicted of crimes. Since the first DNA exoneration in 1989, seventeen people had their convictions overturned after serving time on death row. That's according to the Innocence Project, an organization that works to overturn wrongful convictions.

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Wed November 23, 2011
NPR Story

Shop Talk: Praying Kicks Off NFL Controversy

The Barbershop guys preview the upcoming football games and discuss whether Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos distracts other players when praying on the field. The guys also share their Thanksgiving gratitude lists. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with author Jimi Izrael, attorney Arsalan Iftikhar, sports editor Dave Zirin and sports reporter Pablo Torre.


Wed November 23, 2011

Egypt Looks To Complete An 'Unfinished Revolution'

An Egyptian protester flashes the victory sign during clashes with riot police near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday. The clashes in recent days have clouded Egypt's future as it prepares for elections on Monday.
Mahmud Hams AFP/Getty Images

In the autumn of the Arab Spring, Egyptians fear they're losing their revolution.

That is, if it ever really was a revolution.

As the country braces for next week's scheduled election, people from the urban sprawl of Cairo to the rural reaches of Upper Egypt are left wondering if the so-called "January 25 Revolution" wasn't actually a popularly supported military coup.

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Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

40 Miles Of 'Sticky Goo' Damages 150 Cars In Pennsylvania

We have to pass along more about this bullet from our Thanksgiving travel roundup:

"Some motorists were delayed for hours last night and early today on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh when 'a tar-like substance ... leaked from a tanker,' the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports."

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Wed November 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Evidence Lends Support To Long-Term Treatment With Statins

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 11:38 am

Cholesterol-fighter simvastatin, the generic version of Zocor, gets a clean bill of health in an update to a study dating back to '90s.
JB Reed Landov

Standing in line at the drugstore or Costco might lead you to believe that just about everybody is taking a drug for high cholesterol.

And it's true that drugs to fight cholesterol, such as Zocor, now generic, and Lipitor, which is about to be, are the most frequently prescribed in the nation.

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Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Planning To Fry That Turkey? Watch These Videos First

Frozen turkey hot oil = big problem.


Wed November 23, 2011
Middle East

Yemen's President To Sign Deal To Transfer Power

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 4:43 pm

In this image from Saudi television, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs the Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored transition deal Wednesday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
AFP/Getty Images

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal Wednesday to end his more than three decades in power, making him the latest leader to be ousted in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia early Wednesday and signed the agreement at a ceremony in the capital city of Riyadh. The accord, brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, shifts power to Vice President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi within 30 days.

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Wed November 23, 2011
Chompsgiving to Chew Year's: Holiday Dishes

Turkey Joints That Taste Like Candy

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 11:01 am

A piece of turkey joint candy made in Rome, N.Y.
Rachel Ward for NPR

Part of an ongoing series on unique holiday dishes

Each fall when it turns cold, a candy maker in Rome, N.Y., kicks into production on a confection known as turkey joints.

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Wed November 23, 2011

The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug-Shot Tabloid

Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer.
Dave Anderson


Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

It's Crowded Out There Again, Got A Holiday Travel Tip To Share?

News nuggets like these are holiday classics:

-- "42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago," the AAA says.

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