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A U.S. Navy transporter plane carrying 11 people crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan. Eight survivors have been rescued, and the search for the other three is ongoing. NPR's Rob Schmitz joins us from Shanghai with more on this. Hi, Rob.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. If you're braving air travel this busy Thanksgiving holiday, you've got to remember to take deep breaths and hope you've got some cheerful Canadians on your flight.

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents held a rare public meeting last night where University president Dr. Mark Schlissel announced they would begin talks to allow white supremacist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.


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The state plans to release the official rules to get a license to grow, sell, or transport medical marijuana next week. 


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The pressure is building on Congressman John Conyers as Michigan Democrats joined the call for a House Ethics Committee investigation.  The committee announced it will look into allegations of sexual harassment and using taxpayer money to cover it up.


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Thanksgiving is typically a time when family and friends get together, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have that experience.

An Ypsilanti restaurant is offering free Thanksgiving dinners Thursday as a way of giving back to the community.

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Looking At Bill Clinton's Legacy

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We're also tracking this news this morning. A U.S. Navy aircraft crashed off the coast of Japan. It was carrying 11 people. And we are now told that eight have been found alive.

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'Job-Sharing' In Germany

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All right. So Uber showed us that we can share cars. Airbnb did the same for homes. A startup in Berlin is taking it a step further. It wants to make job sharing a thing. NPR's Casey Herman shares the story.

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The re-examination of sexual misconduct that has swept entertainment and media is now focused more tightly on Congress.

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The need to consider a voluntary water use restriction in the City of Ann Arbor has passed.


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When people think about Thanksgiving, among the first words that comes to mind is: Turkey! Not everyone, however, partakes. All this week, 89.1 WEMU is exploring some of the different ways the holiday is being celebrated in Washtenaw County. Today, we look at a restaurant that is offering up an alternative feast. 


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Michigan is one big step closer to voting on marijuana legalization.  An initiative turned in its signatures to get on the 2018 ballot Monday.


There is a lot going on in the week ahead. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday and, on November 28th, Giving Tuesday.  WEMU's David Fair discusses the difference philanthropy and participation in these events can make to the area with Deb Polich, President and CEO of The Arts Alliance. 


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