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Black Lives Matter Chicago is piloting a food box program to address hunger in neighborhoods where it says food is too scarce. The inspiration comes from little free libraries, boxes that encourage neighbors to take a book or give a book. 

In its pilot food box, Black Lives Matter is filling a repainted newspaper vending box with non-perishable food items. Aislinn Pulley, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago, said it’s an expansion of the group’s role in Chicago. 

When was the last time you were asked to sit without saying a word for five minutes before your blood pressure was measured? If your answer was "I never remember doing that," you're in good company.

Yet that is one of the many rules that medical professionals are supposed to follow when measuring your blood pressure.

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Dateline: Minneapolis
Last year, Kiara Raquel was launching her natural skin care line when she made a discovery that would change the way she does business.

While at the Minneapolis Central Library she came across a room where she "saw some stuff going on."

Intrigued, she went in and discovered all the available software and equipment — like Photoshop and cameras — that she could use for free.

"This is expensive stuff that I wouldn't have access to unless I went and bought Adobe, which is getting more and more expensive each year," said Raquel.

Whether you're the star chef of the family or you're assigned dish duty, the odds are pretty good you've got that all-important Thanksgiving dinner on your mind.

Along with the fun — and let's be honest, the occasional tension — that comes with getting together with friends and family, the cooking itself can be overwhelming for many people.

NPR's Michel Martin got together with Christopher Sorensen, the culinary director for Blue Apron,, to whip up a few Thanksgiving-friendly meals and to talk about getting comfortable in the kitchen this holiday season.

Pelath To Step Down As House Democrats' Leader

Nov 19, 2017

 

Indiana House Democrats will have a new leader after this week. Minority Leader Rep. Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) announced Sunday he’ll step down from his post Tuesday.

Pelath will remain in his House seat through the end of his term but he says he won’t run for re-election next year. Pelath and his wife recently had a baby and the Michigan City Democrat says he wants to spend more time with his family.

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