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NFL fans are still buzzing about last night's game of the year.

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This is the most expensive gas station in America

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Gas prices, on average, are starting to drop just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The national price for a regular gallon of gas has declined to $2.61, about 25 cents less than the average last month and about 7 cents less than this time last year. A decline in crude oil prices helps push down the price at the pump, said Tom Kloza, an expert on North American fuel markets and chief analyst at Oil Price Information Service.

More than 114,000 New York City public school students were in temporary housing at some point in the last school year, according to state data. That's about one in 10 New York City public school kids.

The numbers of homeless students are highest in the Bronx, where 10-year old Tajah Ford lives. A fourth grader, she wears tiny unicorn earrings and purple glasses. She moved into a shelter with her family in June.

This story is part of our series The Big Melt. It comes to us through a partnership with the podcast and radio program Threshold, with funding support from the Pulitzer Center.

Richard Beneville never figured to end up in Alaska. He was a song and dance man in New York City.

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Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were just trying to make a quick buck.

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How to be a chef

11 hours ago

Everyone has a dream job growing up: doctor, vet, ice cream taste tester. But how do you actually get the gig? Marketplace is looking into how with the occasional series How to be a ... 

I'm Dominique Crenn. I'm a chef, entrepreneur, artist, poet, human being. I have three restaurants in San Francisco: Atelier Crenn, Bar Crenn and Petit Crenn. 

How to be a chef, just in time

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We have a series around here called "How to Be a ..." where notable people tell us how they got their interesting jobs. Today, just in time for the holiday, we have Dominique Crenn. "Not everybody understands how to cook ... they don't have to know how to cook," she says about people who work in her restaurants. "But I hope they can know how to eat." But first: American household debt has reached a record high, topping its previous peak in 2008. We'll look at what that means for the holiday season.

91: How do you get out of your echo chamber?

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It's tough to admit you have a filter bubble, and even harder to break out of it. But we all live in one: Social networks are programmed to serve up content they think will appeal to you, and that can create a feedback loop that keeps diverse voices out of your media diet. So what can you do? We asked visual journalist Jon Keegan. He worked on the Wall Street Journal’s Red Feed, Blue Feed project, which shows you the very different realities partisans see when they open Facebook.

How economics shapes fight culture around the world

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"Fightworld," a new Netflix docuseries, explores different kinds of combat sports around the world. Fighting styles, like Muay Thai in Thailand and Krav Maga in Israel, were shaped in part by the economies of the places they developed in.

In California's Yosemite National Park, the summit of the iconic El Capitan rock formation looms 3,000 feet above its base. Though El Capitan's vertical granite has always presented a challenge for climbers, its southeastern face, known as the Dawn Wall, is thought to be the most punishing.

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We did the numbers on our filter bubbles

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How are we supposed to get smarter together if we can’t even see each other?

It’s the cost of living in an online filter bubble. Social networks are programmed to serve up content they think will appeal to you, and that has the potential to create a feedback loop that keeps diverse voices out of your media diet.

It’s not just politics either: Your family background, your career, your age, your online shopping habits can all contribute to the algorithmic walls that platforms build up around us as we click around online.

Beloved all across the United States, baseball has earned its title of America’s favorite pastime.

The 2018 US midterm elections ushered in a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives — along with new Democratic governors — who pledge to act on climate change. It also ushered out some climate-denying Republicans.

Feeling pressured? Americans pushed to overspend this holiday season

17 hours ago

The pressure to spend during the holiday season can be intense, with Thanksgiving weekend sales pelting you like a flurry of Nerf darts on Christmas morning.

new survey from Bankrate.com says nearly half of Americans are feeling pressured into spending more than they’re comfortable with this holiday season. The pressure to overspend is hitting Americans up and down the income ladder.

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed last year when I saw them: photo after photo of my POC friends' Thanksgiving tables, decked out with not just turkey and stuffing, but the traditional dishes of their culture.

One Korean family served bright red radish kimchi; an Egyptian family prepared dozens of stuffed grape leaves; and one Taiwanese family included takeout mapo tofu — probably a potluck addition from a guest.

Thanksgiving doesn't have to cost so much

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If you’re one of the tens of millions of people planning to go shopping this weekend, Thanksgiving might seem like another big-ticket line item on your bloated holiday budget. How many bottles of wine per person?

After 13 years as Germany's chancellor and 18 years as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel announced the end of her political career in October. She will step down as CDU leader next month, while remaining head of the government until 2021.

Minutes after Merkel's Oct. 29 announcement, the fight — so far, a very polite one — over her succession began. The next CDU head will also likely become the party's next candidate for chancellor.

What is the legacy of the auto bailout?

20 hours ago

The billions of dollars donated to charitable organizations highlight the disparity between those who can give and those who can give much, much more. Chinese President Xi Jinping forges a trade relationship with Rodrigo Duterte and other Filipino leaders, despite warnings from the U.S. And how is the American auto industry faring 10 years after the government stepped in to save it? It's part of Markeplace's Divided Decade series. 

A-Rod goes to bat, selling baseball in Britain

21 hours ago

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… French automaker Renault is holding an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to keep chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn in his post after his arrest in Japan. What does the ongoing fallout of the executive’s financial misconduct allegations mean for the future of an industry alliance between major global automakers? Then, after the NFL’s success bringing football to London, Major League Baseball is at bat.

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The Democrats organizing an effort to block Nancy Pelosi from retaking the House speaker's gavel have finally gone public.

Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter promising to vote against Pelosi in Democrats' internal caucus leadership vote as well as on the House floor in January.

The Recording Academy, which gives out the Grammy Awards, is changing how it recruits new voting members. It's a move meant to broaden the organization's demographics in the wake of widespread criticism over its lack of gender diversity.

A Colorado man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to murdering his wife and two daughters.

Christopher Watts, 33, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms, with an additional 12 years each for tampering with each body, The Associated Press reports. He also received 48 years for unlawful termination of a pregnancy, as his wife was 15 weeks pregnant when she was killed.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and adviser to President Trump, sent hundreds of emails to government officials through a personal email account last year, according to The Washington Post.

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