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This Florida Keys Neighborhood Has Been Flooded For Nearly 3 Months

Exceptionally high “king tides,” combined with rising seas, have left some Key Largo residents surrounded by water. Getting out of the house for work and daily chores can be a challenge.

With Help From A Metal Detector, Hikers Find Lost Wedding Ring

Mount Hancock is a 4,000-foot snow covered mountain in New Hampshire. It’s also where Bill Giguere lost his wedding ring. He posted a plea for help on a hiking Facebook group. Two hikers found it.

Huge Explosion Rips Through Texas Chemical Plant

NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Matt Dempsey of the Houston Chronicle about regulatory failures of the chemical industry after there was an explosion Wednesday at a chemical plant in Texas.

Ski Areas Find Seasonal Workers In Short Supply

As ski season starts, resorts across the country are scrambling to find enough workers. Record low unemployment, expensive housing and fewer visas for foreign wokers make this year especially tough.

News Brief: Giuliani Report, Mexican Drug Cartels, Plant Explosion

Rudy Giuliani reportedly was in talks to be paid by Ukraine’s top prosecutor. The president plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists. And, a big blast rips through Texas chemical plant.

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving On The 4th Thursday Of November

There is an explanation, but you have to go back to things decreed by Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).

Fisheries And Fishermen Hard Hit By Decline Of Oysters On Gulf Coast

Record flooding on the Mississippi River sent too much fresh water into the Gulf of Mexico, killing oysters and crippling other seafood harvests that depend on salt water to survive.

New Report: U.S. Lacked Technology To Account For Separated Families

The report says the administration planned to separate as many as 26,000 children under the “zero tolerance” policy. More than 5,000 children were separated before it was ended by a judge.

William Ruckelshaus, Who Defied Nixon In ‘Saturday Night Massacre,’ Has Died At 87

Ruckelshaus was a moderate Republican who held several posts in the Nixon administration. His loyalty to Nixon had its limits.

Trump Floating Terrorist Label For Mexican Cartels Brings Fears Of Drone Strikes

President Trump says he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. The remarks are stoking fears that such a move would trigger a military response.

How Some Families Customize Thanksgiving With Their Own Unusual Traditions

Listeners share some of their odd family Thanksgiving traditions, including one family that has a themed-costume party each year. Themes include pirate, toga, Hawaiian, ’70s and, this year, Western.

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