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November 28, 2014
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PRI's The World: 11/28/2014 The shopping frenzy that is Black Friday is catching on in more and more places around the world. Hunting for bargains is nothing new but copying Americans' day after Thanksgiving is a growing phenomenon. Plus, the Smithsonian gets a 2 billion dollar makeover from a Danish architect. We'll hear what it's been like for him working in Washington. And, how a political spat and a misidentified London landmark led to the hashtag #ThingsThatAreNotMosques.
PRI's The World: 11/27/2014 How two former translators for US troops in Afghanistan ended up celebrating Thanksgiving together in Virginia. Also, historian Peter Firstbrook tells us the full story of Captain John Smith, of Pocahontas fame. Plus, celebrating Thanksgiving with fresh, homemade tamales.
PRI's The World: 11/26/2014 On this Thanksgiving eve, we want to know where food comes from. Not the stuff we literally put in our mouths ? but the origins of the names of that food. Meanwhile, does the thought of flying give you the jitters? Composer Michael Hearst tries to calm those travel nerves with his new CD, "Songs for Fearful Flyers." And, we tell you a tale about the weird and wonderful Belgian sport of featherbowling ? as still played in Detroit.
World Headlines
Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack Many people are killed in explosions at one of biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.
Back me on migration, PM tells EU British PM David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plan to restrict migrant welfare benefits, but will "rule nothing out" if rebuffed
Pope call to combat fanaticism Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.
How social media can divert you around travel hassles
Tweets can help you get the last seat on the next flight out.
Time to think about saving for retirement again
Open-enrollment season means thinking, and worrying, about financial choices.
The fight for higher wages is strong on Black Friday
Black Friday may be known as one of the busiest shopping days, but it?s also one of the biggest protest days.
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