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Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

New York City doesn't sound like the ideal habitat for wild turkeys, yet dozens of them call Staten Island home. Officials want to relocate them, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.

Casa Dominique is an ecolodge on Lanzarote's northern coast. Julie Genicot, a French trekking guide, has lived in Lanzarote since her grandparents opened the Casa Dominique when she was a child. She worries that offshore oil drilling might ruin the natural environment she grew up in. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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From Our Listeners

Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Especially at Thanksgiving, saying grace is a family ritual for many Americans. We asked you to share your stories and traditions — and they ran the gamut, from heartwarming to horrifying.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

Some of the lowest gas prices in years are seen Wednesday on a fuel sign in Lawrence, Kan. A day later, OPEC decided to maintain current production levels, virtually ensuring continued low prices at the pump. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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OPEC Holds Production Steady, Signaling Lower Fuel Prices

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

In an independent, Australian film, a single mother (Essie Davis) and her troubled young son (Noah Wiseman) are terrorized by a mysterious character from a children's book called Mister Babdook. Matt Nettheim/Causeway Films hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. "I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade," says director Jennifer Kent.

Rameses (Joel Edgerton) and his wife Nefertari (Goldshifteh Farahani) try to save their stricken child, a victim of one of the Plagues, in Exodus: Gods And Kings. Kerry Brown/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Movies

The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas will literally part.

Stuffed animals, flowers and votives are displayed at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, during a memorial rally for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on Saturday. He died on Sunday. Jordan Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cleveland Boy's Family: Video Shows Police Reacted Too Fast AP

The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

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