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'A Heart That Works'

The actor and comedian Rob Delaney is known for tackling heavy topics with humor. Fans of his hit tv show Catastrophe have seen that on full display. But what most viewers didn't know is that while making the last two seasons of that show he was going through the hardest experience of his life. His two year old son Henry died from brain cancer after extensive medical treatments. Delaney's new memoir A Heart That Works is raw and honest window into that painful period of his family's life.

'A Heart That Works'

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Georgia Runoff Election, iPhone Factory Protest, U.S.A World Cup Matches

Georgia voters head back to the polls to choose between Democrat Raphael Warnock and his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker, in the runoff race for a Senate seat. And, in China, workers at the biggest Apple iPhone manufacturer are protesting pay and conditions. Also, the World Cup is underway with the U.S. facing Iran on Tuesday.

Georgia Runoff Election, iPhone Factory Protest, U.S.A World Cup Matches

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Red Flag Laws, Biden Family Decision, Black Friday Shopping

Why aren't red flag laws used more often? The Bidens convene a family meeting on 2024. Despite the economy, holiday shoppers don't seem to be scaling back that much.

Red Flag Laws, Biden Family Decision, Black Friday Shopping

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Walmart Shooting Update, Holiday Travel Expectations, U.N. Considers Iran Crackdown

Who were the victims of the mass shooting at a Virginia Walmart earlier this week and what were their last moments like? And are airlines ready for travel to return to pre-pandemic levels? Plus, what can a United Nations council do to support protestors in Iran as the government intensifies its crackdown?

Walmart Shooting Update, Holiday Travel Expectations, U.N. Considers Iran Crackdown

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At Least 7 Dead in Virginia Shooting, Colorado Hate Crime Law, FTX Bankruptcy

Walmart shooting leaves seven dead, including shooter. Change in law makes it easier to prove hate crimes in Colorado. Bombshells fall in FTX bankruptcy trial.

At Least 7 Dead in Virginia Shooting, Colorado Hate Crime Law, FTX Bankruptcy

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New Details in Club Q Shooting, Rail Worker Strike Looms, Indonesia Quake

The latest on the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting. Unions reject White House deal to keep trains running. Rescuers are digging through rubble from Indonesia earthquake expecting death toll to rise.

New Details in Club Q Shooting, Rail Worker Strike Looms, Indonesia Quake

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Colorado Springs Club Shooting, UN Climate Summit Closes, USA World Cup Kickoff

Police investigate motive in Colorado LGBTQ club shooting. COP27 closes with one deal to help developing countries but fails to reach one on limiting causes. U.S. soccer fans' eight-year wait is over.

Colorado Springs Club Shooting, UN Climate Summit Closes, USA World Cup Kickoff

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Finding Family

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for—with the people we love. This week, we travel through the archives and hear from writers, poets, musicians and our own listeners on how they have found strength and understanding through family, be it the one they were born into or the one they created along the way.

Finding Family

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Special Counsel Named, Twitter Turbulence, Deep Snow in Buffalo

Attorney General Merrick Garland says Jack Smith will oversee two ongoing criminal probes into Donald Trump's conduct. A tumultuous week at Twitter ended with what seemed like an online wake by users. A winter storm socks Buffalo, N.Y.

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Twitter in Revolt, Pelosi's Successor, Ticketmaster-Taylor Swift Fiasco

Mass resignations at Twitter after Musk's "hardcore" ultimatum. Pelosi's historic leadership to end — who's lining up to succeed her? Congress now involved in Ticketmaster-Taylor Swift fiasco.

Twitter in Revolt, Pelosi's Successor, Ticketmaster-Taylor Swift Fiasco

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