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What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:47

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.

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What Sbarro's Downfall Says About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:47

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.

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How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:40

Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.

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Team USA's Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Skiing Gold

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:35

The 18-year-old from Vermont is the youngest person to ever finish first in an Olympics slalom competition. Austrian women finished second and third.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Proposes 34 Percent Cut To Pensions

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:34

All told, the plan proposed by the city's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will cut the city's debt and liabilities by $18 billion.

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Garrick Utley, 'Quintessential Foreign Correspondent,' Dies

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:18

The veteran newsman, who reported from countries around the world and moderated NBC's Meet the Press, was 74.

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Tech Week: Facebook's Bet, Streaming Fight, Google Maps Indoors

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:15

What a week in technology news: Facebook made a $19 billion purchase, Verizon and Netflix are feuding and Google's trying impressive new projects.

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Once-Obscure State Job Is Now Attracting Millions Of Campaign Dollars

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:00

No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.

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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:58

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.

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From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:58

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.

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Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:58

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.

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Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:57

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?

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U.S. Official: Beijing Preparing For 'Short, Sharp' War With Japan

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:52

A senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China has been wargaming a conflict in the East China Sea that might center around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain.

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Why Ukraine Is Such A Big Deal For Russia

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:52

Geopolitics is one way to explain why Russia wants to keep its influence in Ukraine, but there are other important reasons, too: history, faith, economics and culture.

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Protests In Venezuela Intensify, As Government Deploys Military

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:43

The opposition says the current standoff has led to some of the worst violations of human rights during the rule of the current regime.

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Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:16

The Food and Drug Administration says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp. The agency is looking at a streamlined approach.

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Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:05

Twenty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of young people have at least one tattoo, but most keep them covered. Despite increased popularity and acceptance, employers just don't want to see them.

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Photos: Kiev's Independence Square Before And After

Fri, 2014-02-21 08:01

The center of Ukraine's capital has been the scene of protests for several months, and this week dozens of people died there. Quick looks at the site from before and after the unrest are revealing.

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Good Work On Those 'Feeli The Finnish Reindeer' Lyrics

Fri, 2014-02-21 06:42

News about how herders in Finland are experimenting with shiny antlers to keep their animals from being hit by vehicles has inspired some amusing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" parodies.

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Apple's Steve Jobs To Be Featured On U.S. Postage Stamp

Fri, 2014-02-21 06:38

The late tech icon is just one of several individuals slated to appear on stamps within the next year or so, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Johnny Carson.

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