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We profile a Minneapolis organization helping refugees adjust to their new lives in America, including learning to walk on ice. Also, we check in Alan Gross, an American government contractor who has spent five years in a Cuban jail on espionage charges. And finally, the story of Paddington Bear, as seen through the eyes of an immigration lawyer.
Sierra Leone is still struggling to contain Ebola, while Liberia is faring much better. We'll find out why. Also, a new study says the HIV/AIDS virus may be evolving into a "milder form" over time. Plus, a female video game reviewer in Australia who decided to shame the young men who send her abusive online messages by letting their mothers know.
Delegates gather in Lima, Peru, for the next round of international talks on climate change. Plus, how Houston is trying to deal with rising sea levels. Also, we get the latest from Hong Kong, where protests against Beijing continue. And mysterious rubber slabs are washing up on beaches across northern Europe. Now we know why.
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.
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.
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.