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As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution

Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them, but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.

As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution

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The back-end product of a turkey is perfect for electricity production, according to scientists at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. When converted to combustible biomass fuel, it could also reduce greenhouse gases and provide a renewable energy source. Radius Images/Getty Images/Radius Images hide caption

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Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into Fuel

When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.

Carlos Ghosn, then Nissan's chairman and CEO, delivers a speech in Las Vegas in January 2017. Ghosn was widely celebrated for reviving Nissan after the company neared bankruptcy in 1999. Now he's been removed from leadership at the company after an internal investigation found financial misconduct. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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Nissan Chairman Ousted Amid Investigation Over Financial Misconduct

Carlos Ghosn, who also chairs Renault and Mitsubishi, is widely admired for saving Nissan from bankruptcy nearly 20 years ago. Now he has been accused of underreporting income and reportedly arrested.

Door hangers are stacked after a rally with Jacky Rosen, a Democrat who later won her Senate race, at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. Organizations like the Culinary Workers Union made a big push to engage Latinos in 2018. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip House and Senate races across the country.

Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

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Guest DJ: boygenius

The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.

Guest DJ: boygenius

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Even before the recounts were done, Gov. Rick Scott attended freshman orientation this past week at the Capitol. Scott is seen here at a rally in Orlando on Nov. 2. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Seat Over Incumbent Bill Nelson

Ultimately, even a hand recount didn't shift the final margin of the race too much. Scott's win means Republicans have picked up two Senate seats even as the GOP lost substantial ground in the House.

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Bookstore's Tweet On The Sale Of A Children's Book After 27 Years, Goes Viral

Broadhursts Bookshop in Southport, England, sold the book about William the Conqueror that had sat on the shelf for decades. The store's tweet about the sale has inspired thousands of replies.

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Virginia Could Be The State To Give Women Equal Rights Nationwide

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A bipartisan coalition of Virginia lawmakers is working to make the state the 38th and final one needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Virginia Could Be The State To Give Women Equal Rights Nationwide

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Saudis Deny Reported CIA Conclusion That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Assassination

The CIA found "nothing of this scale, an operation like this, could possibly have happened without the crown prince knowing about it and authorizing it," The Washington Post's Shane Harris told NPR.

In a new segment, "Help, I'm Hosting," on this week's Weekend Edition with Lulu Garcia-Navarro on NPR, Ted Allen offers advice for people hosting family and friends over the holidays. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for NYCWFF hide caption

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'Help, I'm Hosting': Ted Allen Dishes On Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Cooking Wild Turkey

From menu planning to dealing with the unexpected, NPR's Weekend Edition's new holiday series offers advice to those hosting friends and family this holiday season, so it's a stress-free time for all.

'Help, I'm Hosting': Ted Allen Dishes On Vegetarian Thanksgiving, Cooking Wild Turkey

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Experts agree that the image on the left urges toilet users to flush toilet paper in the bowl rather than toss it in a trash can. As for the image on the right, it appears to offer a double warning: Don't stand on the seat, don't relieve yourself in the upper tank. Jennifer Wood/Courtesy of Doug Lansky hide caption

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Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help

Using toilets is not always intuitive. That's when a sign or two can be helpful — and sometimes hilarity-inducing.

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