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'Thank You, America': A Crowdsourced Holiday Poem That's A Blessing To Read

NPR recently wanted to know: What about America are you most thankful for? Our audience answered, and writer Kwame Alexander crafted an epic poem of celebration and gratitude from the replies.

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Joan McIntyre Black Prairie
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While your holiday meal might consist of turkey that's deep-fried, braised or roasted, the turkeys who've been featured in music through the years have inspired pop culture crazes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Let's Turkey Trot': Festive Music About Fowl

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Let's Turkey Trot Little Eva
Natural Green Blazo
Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

Newlyweds Saumil and Zarina Shah stayed at a safe house in New Delhi run by the Love Commandos, a group that rescues interfaith and inter-caste couples from potential violence and helps them hide from their families. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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When India's Interfaith Couples Encounter Threats, 'Love Commandos' Come To Their Aid

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