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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Mon, 2015-03-23 09:42

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

Mon, 2015-03-23 09:17

Many older people are taking a lot of meds, and some drugs may not be doing them much good. When terminally ill people went off statins, they said they felt better. And it didn't increase their risk.

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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

Mon, 2015-03-23 08:56

Welcome to Kathmandu — or as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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Singapore Mourns Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew

Mon, 2015-03-23 08:22

The city state began seven days of national mourning after Lee's death today at age 91. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was "grieved beyond words" at Lee's death.

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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Mon, 2015-03-23 07:57

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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Yemen Descends Into Chaos As Foreign Minister Seeks Help From Neighbors

Mon, 2015-03-23 07:18

Britain reportedly has withdrawn its remaining special forces, days after a similar U.S. move, in response to the worsening security that the U.N. envoy for Yemen described as the "edge of civil war."

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Ted Cruz Makes It Official

Mon, 2015-03-23 07:05

The Texas senator is looking for a boost, as he trails other GOP presidential hopefuls. So he took the bold move of becoming the first to officially declare his candidacy.

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Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Mon, 2015-03-23 07:03

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

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Paris Bans Some Cars For A Day To Battle Smog

Mon, 2015-03-23 05:38

According to one company that measures air quality, the French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city.

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Media Dissect Sen. Ted Cruz's Presidential Prospects

Mon, 2015-03-23 04:46

The Texas Republican's early focus will reportedly be fundraising and the caucuses. He faces what's likely to be a crowded Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination.

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SpaceX Puts Its Images In The Public Domain

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:42

CEO Elon Musk's decision was prompted by a Twitter follower who asked him why SpaceX had merely placed its images on Flickr and elsewhere with a Creative Commons license.

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What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:03

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday on Twitter. If the early campaign trail is any indication of how 2016 will play out, he'll be exactly who he's always been.

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A Donation Site Where Schools Can Pass The Hat

Mon, 2015-03-23 03:03

DonorsChoose.org replaces classroom bake sales with online crowdfunding.

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Police To Release Findings Of Probe Into Rape Claims Made In 'Rolling Stone'

Mon, 2015-03-23 02:51

Also, the magazine will publish an outside review of its reporting that resulted in the flawed story about the University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a fraternity party in 2012.

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5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Mon, 2015-03-23 01:03

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that had spent much of its sparkle.

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Mon, 2015-03-23 00:08

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

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Meet The Attorney Defending Confederate Flag License Plates

Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

R. James George Jr. started his legal career as a clerk for the first African-American Supreme Court justice and once defended rapper Tupac Shakur. But he's also a staunch First Amendment defender.

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Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead of 2020

Sun, 2015-03-22 23:42

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Sun, 2015-03-22 23:37

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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