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Ethiopia's civil war is entering a second year. It's a complicated conflict with origins that are centuries old. And a dispute over land has spiraled into a brutal conflict within the region.

President Biden has chosen to keep Jerome Powell in place for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman — a move that signals continuity with the central bank's policies at a time when the economy faces critical challenges, including surging inflation

Biden nominated current Fed governor Lael Brainard to serve as vice chair. Brainard had been seen as a leading contender to replace Powell.

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ADELE: (Singing) Cry your heart out.

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Some 20 Ann Arbor area artists will be showing and selling their creations Friday, November 26, 2021 through Sunday the 28th at the Valley Barn at Frutig Farms on Scio Church Rd in Ann Arbor.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry speaks with one of the participating artists, John Gutoskey, about what’s being called “Art Sale at the Valley.”


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What happens when a brash young indie director makes a big action flick? Marvel found out when it hired Chloe Zhao for its superhero movie "The Eternals" (ph). She had just won an Oscar for directing last year's best picture winner "Nomadland."

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Let's start with what we don't know. We do not know why the driver of a red SUV rolled through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis.

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There were celebrations on streets of cities in Chile overnight.

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UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: (Chanting in Spanish).

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Prior to this morning's vote, the No. 3 House Democrat spoke with Steve Inskeep.

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The House of Representatives passed President Biden's domestic spending bill largely along party lines this morning. Here's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Time for StoryCorps. Madzimoyo Owusu grew up in Chicago. She lived in the same apartment building as her grandmother. She talked to her 12-year-old daughter Johannah about growing up with grandma.

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NPR has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and most of the past half-century has featured a Thanksgiving recipe from Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg. She persists in the face of grins, groans, and gripes – "oh, no! That again!"

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For 27 years, the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County has held a Celebration of Thanks event around Thanksgiving. This year, they will gather online to honor the connection to nature and to hold an interfaith celebration of thanks and joyful perseverance.

WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with Renee Roederer, director of the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County, about the organization and its upcoming gratitude event.


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A 13-foot lighted candy cane, Rudolph, and his eight "Volkswagen" reindeer will surround a 16-foot tree made of giant plastic teeth in downtown Northville to help people get in the holiday spirit as the pandemic continues for a second Christmas in a row.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Dr. Bill Demray of Preservation Dental about his latest idea to connect to the community with a larger than life outdoor art installation.


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Stargazers are in for an incredibly rare treat this evening.

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