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.”
Ryan Ferguson: 'I feel positive about the future'Play Video
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New York Prison Escape: 12 Prison Staffers Suspended
Captured Killer David Sweat Says He Planned to Flee to Mexico
Mom Pleads Guilty to Killing Kids, Putting Bodies in Freezer
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.
Natalie #InspiredBy Life Fitness founder's ALS fightPlay Video
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KLG and Hoda shine Fan Spotlight on some viewers
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays
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?
Willie Geist visits 'Anchorman' exhibit at NewseumPlay Video
White House lifts camera ban, allows social media posting
25-year-old stroke survivor shares his extraordinary story
Mom balks at 'type of birth' question on kindergarten application
Dishwasher dilemma: Are you loading yours wrong?
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:
Tracking tech helps tiny Detroit bus company thrivePlay Video
Teacher learns lessons in love from son with rare disability
How immigrants in Hawaii fared after Pearl Harbor
Spelunker rescued from cave in national park
Meet the girl who integrated New Orleans schools
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!