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A New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner makes news across the globe today. Plus, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual State of the Nation address today as Chechnya exploded in violence. And an unusual party game called Mafia. It was created by folks in the former Soviet Union and now has a worldwide fan base.
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.