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  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. September 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX2OR15
    November 24, 2016  

    Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is preparing to request recounts of election results in several battleground states. Concerned about the accuracy of machine-counted ballots, Stein has raised over $4 million in an online campaign to support verifying vote tallies. John Yang speaks with Stein about her efforts, then learns more from David Sanger of The New York Times.
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  • Gail Dufault, the Transitional Healthcare Coordinator at the Barnstable County House of Corrections, prepares a dose of Vivitrol at the prison in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts September 2, 2014.  Barnstable is believed to be the first jail in the country to launch an intensive voluntary recovery program for opiate-addicted inmates with the use of Vivitrol, an injectable non-narcotic drug that blocks receptors in the brain and bars addicts from getting high off heroin and other opioids for about 25 days, at a cost of about $1,000 a shot. Picture taken  September 2, 2014.  To match Feature USA-HEROIN/PRISONS/    REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW DRUGS HEALTH) - RTR44U8Y
    November 24, 2016  

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more on why so few people find effective treatment, the stigma around addiction and the corresponding medical and legal costs of the problem.
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    November 24, 2016  

    New York City is known for the stunning variety of ethnic cuisines available on its street corners, and one local entrepreneur is looking to expand that breadth even further — by leveraging the city’s most recent arrivals. William Brangham reports from a Long Island kitchen where refugees prepare meals using the flavors of their native lands and deliver them to Big Apple foodies. Continue reading

  • A new movement encourages people to ditch the mall and head outside on Black Friday. Photo by Marla Rutherford and Getty Images
    November 24, 2016   BY  

    Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go…and then to the mall? I have never really understood the concept of Black Friday, and I can’t really think of anything that goes more against the grain of … Continue reading

  • A volunteer breaks apart garlic cloves to use for growing more plants. Photo by Larisa Epatko/PBS NewsHour
    November 24, 2016   BY  

    WASHINGTON – Lelia Parker grew up on a farm in rural Virginia and moved to the U.S. capital 30 years ago for a more urban environment. But she still gets the gardening itch. Continue reading

  • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Wednesday that bans most abortions after 20 weeks. Photo by Grace Beahm/Pool via Reuters
    November 23, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is his pick for ambassador to the U.N. During the campaign, Haley was a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, backing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio instead. Also, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote passed 2 million, despite Donald Trump winning the Electoral College. Continue reading

  • A Border Patrol vehicle is seen along the U.S. border fence in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. November 17, 2016.     REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RTST0LC
    November 23, 2016  

    Stopping illegal immigration and creating a new deportation task force was a central campaign promise for President-elect Donald Trump, who rallied for building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But truly separating these two countries is nearly impossible, given their deep connections. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Conflict Reporting. Continue reading

  • "Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama.     REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES SOCIETY POLITICS ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXR4IS
    November 23, 2016  

    Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, counting blessings and above all, delicious food. But when the whole family comes together, dinner conversation can get tense — perhaps especially after this year’s divisive election. Here’s some advice on how to talk to each other while gathered around the holiday table. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama reacts after pardoning the National Thanksgiving turkey during the 69th annual presentation of the turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S. November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTST0PY
    November 23, 2016  

    On the day before Thanksgiving, President Obama continued the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey, with an address rife with Thanksgiving puns. The tradition has continued every November for the past 25 years, but there’s debate about how it all began. Judy Woodruff provides insight into the history of the turkey pardon. Continue reading

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    November 23, 2016   BY  

    Political discussions with relatives often get complicated on Thanksgiving. This year, after one of the most divisive presidential elections in recent memory, dinner table debates are likely to be even more heated than usual. We turned to experts across the political spectrum for advice on how to avoid a political food fight. Continue reading