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4:26am

Sat November 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Strumming The Pain, Songwriters Play Vets' Stories

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 11:25 am

Songwriter Jay Clementi works on a song with Sgt. 1st Class Scott McRae at the weekend retreat near Fort Hood in Central Texas.
Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon for NPR

4:22am

Sat November 24, 2012
Business

More Shopping? Small Retailers Want Your Business

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 12:04 pm

A flag urges customers to shop locally near a store in Boalsburg, Pa., on Friday. Owners of small stores hope to get a boost from Small Business Saturday.
Genaro C. Armas AP

Jammed between Gray Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is yet another day devoted to shopping: Small Business Saturday.

Wallets are expected to open yet again on Saturday — this time for mom-and-pop stores. Main Street in Littleton, Colo., is filled with them. The street is lined with small bars and restaurants along with other businesses, including a spice store and a men's clothing boutique.

Dave Drake owns Colorado Frame and Savvy Stuff, the "savvy stuff" being women's accessories, purses, scarves and decorations.

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6:48am

Sat November 17, 2012
Middle East

Renewed Violence In Gaza A Test For New Leaders

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:29 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

The violence in Gaza is the first escalation of this intensity since uprisings in the Arab world almost two years ago. We're joined now by Rob Malley. He's with the International Crisis Group. He joins us from Dubai. Mr. Malley, thanks so much for being with us.

ROB MALLEY: Thanks for having me.

SIMON: And do you think a ground war is just a matter of time?

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6:48am

Sat November 17, 2012
Author Interviews

'The Lawgiver': Telling Moses' Story, Differently

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6:48am

Sat November 17, 2012
Remembrances

Valerie Eliot Helped Shape A Writing Legend's Legacy

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