TODAY's Takeaway: Ryan Ferguson's free; Natalie's #InspiredBy
1. After spending nearly 10 years in prison for second-degree murder, Ryan Ferguson was freed this month when a judge vacated his conviction on Nov. 5, and he found out on Tuesday that prosecutors will not retry him and that all charges have been dropped.
“It's been a wild ride," he told Savannah in his first live interview since being freed. “Seeing the light come out and the sun come up, it's pretty incredible.”
Augie was diagnosed seven years ago with Lou Gehrig’s disease, but his passion for life is still going strong. So much so that he’s planning to walk his daughter down the aisle next spring.
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3. Willie Geist is kind of a big deal. Or so he thought he was when he dressed up as Ron Burgundy at the Newseum’s new “Anchorman” exhibit.
The D.C. museum, devoted to serious journalism, is running the ode to Ferrell through next summer. Will you check it out?
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4. Bankruptcy doesn't mean a lack of good ideas – not for Detroit.
One sprang from 26-year-old Andy Didorosi: He installed electronic trackers on restored buses to help the commuters and children who, because of budget cuts, can’t rely on public transportation. Learn more about the little bus that could below:
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5. Were you planning to make turkey for Thanksgiving? Well, Todd English thinks that’s just silly when you could make this:
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!