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Central – November 2019 – Spot News - Ben Matthews, Southeast Missourian: Smoke billows out of a grain silo as firefighters deploy a ladder truck to contain a working fire Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Midwest Grain and Barge in Scott City. It was the second fire at the location in two weeks.Ben Matthews, Southeast Missourian

West – November 2019 – Sports Feature - Josh Galemore, Arizona Daily Star: The Arizona Wildcats celebrate a basket during the second half of a game against the UC Riverside Highlanders at the McKale Center, on Nov. 29, 2019.Josh Galemore, Arizona Daily Star

South – November 2019 – Portrait/Illustration - Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle: Cheyenne is a 47-year-old orangutan at the Houston Zoo, one of the oldest primates. She's fostered a few young orangutans as they are introduced to the zoo. Profile on some of the oldest animals at the Houston Zoo and the caretakers who work with them, story ran on November 3.Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

Mid-Atlantic – November 2019 – Feature/Single - Michael M. Santiago, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: David Crichton plays on his iPad in the backyard of his home, where he has a sensory garden, Oct. 23, 2019, in Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland. David's mother, Leanne Quigley, had a sensory garden built by her cousin to help David with his autism. Michael M. Santiago, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Midwest – November 2019 – Photo Story/Essay - Denny Simmons, Courier & Press: The Colacecchi men raise their right hands as their adoption ceremony begins at the Vanderburgh Superior Court Thursday morning. Richard Colacecchi was adopting the four boys he has been fostering, from left, Xander, 8, Eli, 6, Daniel, 14, and J.T., 13.Denny Simmons, Courier & Press

New England – November 2019 – Feature/Single - Peter Pereira, The Standard-Times: Hayden McFadden teachers, Michael Roderick and Brian Coon, give fifth grader, Daniel Bejarano Alvarado, who injured his knee outside of school, a hand going down the stairs, so that he could be closer to his classmates during the egg-drop in front of their school in New Bedford, MA on November 22, 2019. The egg-drop was a STEM activity, done with the help from the New Bedford Fire Department in which students designed carriers with a parachute, placed the egg inside, then dropped them from high to see which egg would survive.Peter Pereira, The Standard-Times

Northwest – November 2019 – Photo Story/Essay - Alisha Jucevic, The Columbian: Mollie Hands, left, and Gabe Pizzo, 14, stand poised to jump into the pool on the count of three at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, Wash., on Oct. 28, 2019. While Hands made the plunge, Gabe remained at the edge of the pool giggling at his trick. When Hands broke the surface laughing, Gabe jumped in to join her. For 46 years, Hands has helped blind and visually impaired children participate in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and performances at a children’s theater in Portland. “She comes in once a week to just visit with the students and be a friend,” said Adrienne Fernandez, volunteer coordinator at the Washington State School for the Blind.Alisha Jucevic, The Columbian

NY/International – November 2019 – Photo Story/Essay - Mark Mulville, Buffalo News: Volunteers move bags of food to be handed out to those in need during the Thanksgiving food give-away at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo Tuesday, November 26, 2019.Mark Mulville, Buffalo News

Southeast – November 2019 – Sports Feature - Jake Crandall, pmoy: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is hoisted up by his teammates after the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. LSU defeated Alabama 46-41. Burrow, from Athens, Ohio, won the Heisman Trophy.Jake Crandall, pmoy

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