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Low Energy Prices Force More Northeast Nuclear Power Plants To Shut Down  |   

The actions raise questions about nuclear's future in the U.S., including its role in reducing climate change. It's left the rural community that's home to one of the plants reeling.

Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day Of Giving  |   

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, in some places, a single day dedicated to getting people to give to local nonprofits. In Lancaster County, Penn., they call it the Extraordinary Give — 24 hours of events designed to entice donations to arts groups, charities and other nonprofits.

Blue Origin Announces Successful Launch, Landing Of Rocket  |   

Commercial space startup Blue Origin announced Tuesday the successful launch and landing of one of its rockets. NPR explores what the success means for space travel.

We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet  |   

Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe  |   

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.