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Slavery, Famine And The Politics of Pie: What Civil War Recipes Reveal

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:12

From recipes for apple pie without apples to advice on how to treat servants, the era's cookbooks hint at the turbulence outside the kitchen window. Indeed, food helped decide the war's outcome.

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Who's The Candidate Of The Future?

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:08

People always say they want change in elections, but who represents that change? A new poll sheds some light on who does — and who does not.

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Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

Tue, 2015-06-02 12:07

The Senate has approved the USA Freedom Act, which will alter the way U.S. agencies conduct surveillance and gather data. A final vote on the bill came late Tuesday afternoon.

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Vaccine Court Aims To Protect Patients And Vaccines

Tue, 2015-06-02 11:21

It's been nearly 30 years since Congress established a special court to help keep good vaccines on the market and fairly compensate the rare person who has a severe reaction. Who wins these cases?

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Was Recent IRS Data Breach Preventable?

Tue, 2015-06-02 11:05

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was called before a Senate panel to answer questions about a data breach revealed last month involving the accounts of 104,000 taxpayers.

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Families Appeal To Congress, Call For Release Of Americans Held In Iran

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:59

The four families testify before a House committee and urge the U.S. to step up efforts. The renewed focus comes as Iran and world powers try to work out a nuclear deal ahead of a June 30 deadline.

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A Moment Of Silence After School Reopens In A Nepali Town

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:49

The homeless students now meet in tents. On day 2 of classes, they paid tribute to their country's 8,500 earthquake-related deaths.

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Edward Snowden Set To Take Questions From London Audience

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:33

Nearly two years after his information about U.S. spying caused an international uproar, former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden speaks to an audience in London Tuesday, via live video feed.

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The White House Has A New Visitor, And It's Got Feathers

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:15

Politicians in Washington currently have an actual hawk in their neighborhood.

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Amid Bribery Scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Resign

Tue, 2015-06-02 08:58

Just days after he won an election to a fifth term, Blatter said the interests of FIFA are "very dear to me and this is why I have taken this decision."

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Boston Marathon Bomber's Friend Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

Tue, 2015-06-02 08:44

Dias Kadyrbayev went to college with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for getting rid of a computer and fireworks in Tsarnaev's room.

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Suicide No. 1 Cause Of Death For Older Teen Girls

Tue, 2015-06-02 08:43

The shocking statistic made headlines last month. Can the data be trusted? And if so, what's going on?

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Harlem Hellfighter And Jewish Soldier Get Long-Overdue Medals Of Honor

Tue, 2015-06-02 07:10

Historians say Sgt. William Shemin and Sgt. Henry Johnson haven't been properly recognized for their bravery under fire.

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How The YMCA Helped Shape America

Tue, 2015-06-02 06:33

Many of today's fitness trends can be traced back to the pioneering programs of the YMCA.

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Reports: Sepp Blatter's Top Lieutenant Involved In $10 Million Payment

Tue, 2015-06-02 06:14

The payment was allegedly part of a bribe to help South Africa secure the right to host the World Cup. The revelation brings the bribery scandal within striking distance of FIFA's longtime president.

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If Your Doctor Leaves Your Health Plan, You Can't Easily Follow

Tue, 2015-06-02 05:50

Consumers can switch plans outside of the annual open enrollment period for some specific life changes, but generally not when a doctor falls out of the plan.

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The Human Rights Issue A Nobel Laureate Doesn't Want To Touch

Tue, 2015-06-02 05:24

Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.

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Cruise Ship Capsizes In China, Leaving Hundreds Unaccounted For

Tue, 2015-06-02 04:07

The captain told local media the vessel sank after getting caught in a cyclone in China's Yangtze River. Few of the 458 on board are thought to have survived the incident.

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Head Of TSA Reassigned, After Tests Reveal Security Failures

Tue, 2015-06-02 03:32

According to ABC News, covert tests found that Transportation Security Administration agents at airports failed to detect prohibited items 95 percent of the time.

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Tue, 2015-06-02 02:23

Researchers found that a phone's activity tracker can automatically predict students' school performance.

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