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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:57

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Tue, 2015-02-24 08:55

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.

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The Great U.S. History Battle

Tue, 2015-02-24 08:33

The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.

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Eurozone Approves Greek Overhaul Plan

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:47

The Greek plan would keep Athens' budget under control while spending more on social programs. European ministers agreed to extend financial assistance by four months, but the IMF was more skeptical.

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Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:32

Scientists interviewed more than a thousand men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.

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House Of Carbs: A Big Ball O' Carbohydrates Is Good Eating In Ghana

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:20

Our Peace Corps correspondent meets the giant ball of carbs that floats in many a Ghanaian stew. She takes a pinch (using her right hand only). And she learns to almost love it.

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Commuter Train Derails After Hitting Vehicle In Southern California

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:09

Emergency crews are working among several Metrolink train cars that were thrown onto their sides by a powerful collision near Oxnard, California.

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Head Of U.N. Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:09

Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.

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19 Stuck Manatees Rescued From Florida Storm Drain

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:37

The manatees swam into the warm waters of the drainpipe after a recent cold snap, but were unable to turn around to get out.

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The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:33

Did daring stories of fugitive slaves perhaps move the national political needle toward abolition?

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FIFA Panel Backs Winter World Cup In Qatar In 2022

Tue, 2015-02-24 06:08

Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. But a winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For Making Special Forces Claim

Tue, 2015-02-24 05:54

The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, made the claim during a conversation with a homeless veteran.

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Separatists In Ukraine Say They're Pulling Heavy Weapons Back

Tue, 2015-02-24 04:32

In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.

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ISIS Reportedly Abducts Dozens Of Christians In Syria

Tue, 2015-02-24 03:53

The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Marijuana Is Now Legal In Alaska, The Third U.S. State To OK Pot

Tue, 2015-02-24 03:12

The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.

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#NPRreads: If You've Got 2016 Winners Penciled In, Think Again

Tue, 2015-02-24 02:03

Political scientists say it won't be all the political tussling that will predict a new president in 2016. Instead, look at the economy.

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'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:52

Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.

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Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:51

A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.

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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:50

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.

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In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:48

Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.

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