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Constance Hauman 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

This Thanksgiving week, we're sharing a segment from our special series Play It Forward, in which artists tell us about their own music and the musicians who inspire them.

Constance Hauman 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

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With his band Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton paved the way for generations of free-spirited musicians who came after him. Getty Images hide caption

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George Clinton 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

For Thanksgiving Day, we're sharing a segment from our special series Play It Forward, in which artists tell us about their own music and the musicians who inspire them.

George Clinton 'Plays It Forward': A Musical Gratitude Project

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The Indigenous Stories Glossed Over In The Typical 'First Thanksgiving' Story

The commonly-told version of the first Thanksgiving story leaves out a lot: The indigenous Wampanoag people who lived in a complex society long before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock; Squanto escaping bondage in Spain before becoming an emissary to the Pilgrims; and the long legacy of violent displacement that followed.

The Indigenous Stories Glossed Over In The Typical 'First Thanksgiving' Story

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T.J. Abraham was an ob-gyn for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center until three years ago. But he began to feel he was losing his mental sharpness. Abraham's happy personality was changing, too. During a lengthy medical journey, he was told he may be bipolar or have a brain tumor or a personality disorder or CTE. NPR hide caption

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NPR Investigates: CTE, Desperate Patients, And The Hope For A Cure (Pt 2)

CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — is a degenerative brain disease found in many former professional football and hockey players, for whom blows to the head have long been part of the job.

NPR Investigates: CTE, Desperate Patients, And The Hope For A Cure (Pt 2)

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As awareness of CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — has grown, so has a thriving market of dubious remedies marketed to everyday people who believe they are suffering from CTE — a disease that can't even be diagnosed until after death, through an autopsy of the brain. Aaron Marin for NPR hide caption

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NPR Investigates: CTE, Desperate Patients, And The Hope For A Cure (Pt 1)

CTE — chronic traumatic encephalopathy — is a degenerative brain disease found in many former professional football and hockey players, for whom blows to the head have long been part of the job.

NPR Investigates: CTE, Desperate Patients, And The Hope For A Cure (Pt 1)

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Living with Long COVID

For those living with long COVID, daily activities like going for a walk, washing the dishes, or being on a Zoom call can be incredibly draining.

Living with Long COVID

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Migrants are at the border checkpoint at Bruzgi, Belarus, and Kuznica, Poland, on Wednesday. They are caught in a border crisis between Belarus and its EU neighbors that began to escalate earlier this month. TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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How A Dictator Engineered A Migration Crisis At The Belarus-Poland Border

Migrants from faraway countries are stuck in Belarus, just across its border with Poland. They've traveled there to seek asylum in the EU. But Poland has refused to accept them.

How A Dictator Engineered A Migration Crisis At The Belarus-Poland Border

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Half Of Afghanistan's Population Faces Acute Food Insecurity. Here's Why.

Afghanistan is facing its worst drought in decades, but that's not the only reason it is on the verge of a hunger crisis. After the Taliban took over, much of the country's international development aid was suspended, and the United States froze $9.5 billion in Afghan government assets. The economy has plummeted.

Half Of Afghanistan's Population Faces Acute Food Insecurity. Here's Why.

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China Poses A National Security Threat Unlike Any The U.S. Has Seen Before

This week's virtual summit between President Joe Biden and China's President Xi Jinping may have restored a tone of respect between the world's two largest powers, but U.S. intelligence is telling a different story.

China Poses A National Security Threat Unlike Any The U.S. Has Seen Before

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Yeah, The Supply Chain Situation Isn't Looking Great For The Holidays

The holiday shopping season is basically here. But a lot of things that Americans want to buy are not. Now the race is on to get goods off ships and into stores and warehouses — before it's too late.

Yeah, The Supply Chain Situation Isn't Looking Great For The Holidays

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