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Digital Life

Woman Turns To Facebook To Help Find Beloved Hat

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Strange News

Toilet-Paper Thief Returns 80 Rolls To University

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The holidays bring out the spirit of giving and giving back what you've pilfered. Recently, we told you about a 1930s teapot returned to the Waldorf Astoria. This morning: a tale of toilet paper. Eastern New Mexico University received a gift box filled with 80 rolls of toilet paper and a Christmas card apologizing for stealing rolls from a dorm years ago. Another inspiring holiday moment, or another TP prank? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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Latin America

High Expectations As Mexico's Pena Nieto Takes Helm

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Business

N.Y. Fast-Food Workers Strike For Better Wages

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Fast-food workers staged protests Thursday at restaurants in New York. The workers said their low wages need to be raised. But with the economy still slow, restaurant managers are determined to hold down labor costs so they can offer dollar foods.

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Middle East

Damascus Remains Cut Off By Fighting

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For a second day, the Syrian capital, Damascus is cut off from the outside world, with the international airport shut, the Internet down and mobile phone lines working sporadically. There are reports of fierce clashes around the capital and heavy airstrikes in the capital's suburbs and in the northern city of Aleppo.

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Middle East

U.N.'s Palestine Vote: Symbolic Or Game-Changer?

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And a very different emotion on the West Bank, where Palestinians are reveling today in their new status as a non-member observer state in the United Nations. What that change means depends on who's talking. NPR's Philip Reeves was in the West Bank city of Ramallah, as the vote was announced.

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Fri November 30, 2012
Law

Senate Committee OKs Electronic Privacy Measure

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 6:22 am

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to make it a little harder for police to read your old emails. It's something privacy groups and tech companies have wanted for years. As NPR's Martin Kaste reports, law enforcement groups are less pleased.

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NPR Story

Egypt's Constitution Vote Mired In Controversy

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And in Egypt, a panel of Islamist lawmakers has approved a new draft constitution, but what should have been a welcome step in the country's transition to democracy is instead mired in controversy. NPR's Leila Fadel has our story from Cairo.

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Golf's Storied St. Andrews Old Course Gets Facelift

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NPR Story

Idaho's Rep. Labrador On Immigration Jobs Bill

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 7:06 am

Renee Montagne talks with Rep. Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho and one of the congressmen who introduced the bill that's set for a vote Friday. The STEM Jobs Act allows people who are in the U.S. legally who are getting advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to stay and get their green cards, he says.

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