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  • Rocket, Missile Attacks Persist In Gaza Strip
    There was hope Tuesday night that a ceasefire might be reached between Israel and Hamas. But that hasn't happened yet and the death toll continues to rise. The violence in Gaza continues between Hamas and Israel.
  • Clinton Joins Diplomatic Push To End Gaza Violence
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East to push for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. She has met separately with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders. Cairo is her final destination, where she'll be meeting with Egypt's president who stands at the center of negotiations.
  • To Lure Shoppers, Wal-Mart Tries Same-Day Delivery
    Like many other brick-and-mortar retailers, Wal-Mart is trying new strategies to serve customers whenever they want to buy. In one new experiment in four select markets, the retail giant is promising to deliver eligible items ordered online in just a few hours.
  • How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money
    In the early 1990s, Colombian drug cartels had a problem: They had more money than they knew what to do with. So a pair of federal agents created an offshore bank.
  • 'We Didn't Do Enough' To Protect S.C. Tax Records
    Overseas hackers broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.8 million taxpayer records including social security and bank account numbers. The state is adding new layers of security but some question how the breach happened. Gov. Nikki Haley says the state didn't do enough to prevent the cyber attack.
  • Comfort And Joy: Making The 'Morning Edition' Julia Child Thanksgiving
    America's Test Kitchen host Chris Kimball and Renee Montagne cook up a Julia Child-inspired Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey and mashed potatoes. And we remember that she would say, if things go wrong in the kitchen, just keep on going. And have a glass of wine.
  • HP Plans To Sue Software Firm Because It 'Lied'
    The California-based technology giant is writing down an $8.8 billion loss. CEO Meg Whitman says much of that comes from new revelations about Autonomy, a software company HP bought last year. She says the company lied about the state of its finances.
  • Thanksgiving Day Travelers Take Flight
    On a typical day, airports are crowded, airplanes are full and the whole travel experience can be miserable. So what happens when you take all of that and mix it together with a holiday? To find out, we visit Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
  • For Holiday Road Trips, Apps That Promise Diversions For Kids
    For many parents, Thanksgiving means it's time to entertain the kids during a road trip. With that in mind, NPR spoke with 9-year-old Jane Frauenfelder, who hosts the podcast Apps for Kids with her father, Mark.
  • Furby Makes A Comeback This Holiday Season
    Back in the 1990s, 40 million were sold. To reach those numbers again, the 21st century version of Furby has some updates — like LCD screens for eyes. They dilate to display graphics like rainbows, love-hearts or diamonds.

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