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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Mon, 2014-05-05 08:03

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.

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A Survivor Of The Crusades Comes Up Against The Syrian Civil War

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:54

The Crac des Chevaliers withstood a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin during the Crusades nearly a thousand years ago, but the citadel has become a casualty of Syria's 3-year-old conflict.

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Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court Finds

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:51

In a 5-4 decision, the court said the Greece, N.Y., council was using prayer for "permissible ceremonial purposes," not as an "unconstitutional establishment of religion."

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Most Americans Make It To The Top 20 Percent (At Least For A While)

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:42

Lots of Americans spend some time near the top of the income ladder — and many spend at least a few years in poverty.

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George H.W. Bush Given Courage Award For 1990 Tax Hikes

Mon, 2014-05-05 05:57

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Bush broke his "read my lips" campaign promise for the good of the country. It was politically costly but laid the foundation for future surpluses.

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WATCH: An Almost Unbelievable Backheel Goal By Ronaldo

Mon, 2014-05-05 05:12

The goal helped keep Real Madrid in the hunt for Spain's first division title. But, really, what was spectacular was the style.

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In Wake Of Massive Data Breach, Target CEO Steps Down

Mon, 2014-05-05 04:15

Gregg Steinhafel held himself responsible for a 2013 security breach that exposed the personal data of about 70 million customers. In April, Target appointed a new chief information officer.

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Under Pressure, Nigerian President Breaks Silence On Mass Abduction

Mon, 2014-05-05 03:54

President Goodluck Jonathan said security forces did not know where the more than 200 abducted girls are being held. He promised the government would "get them out."

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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Mon, 2014-05-05 03:18

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Mon, 2014-05-05 03:18

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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Ukraine Dispatches Special Police To Odessa After Unrest

Mon, 2014-05-05 02:58

Separatists attacked a police station in the port city on Sunday, freeing dozens of pro-Russian protesters who had been arrested during earlier clashes.

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Mon, 2014-05-05 00:21

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.

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South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:40

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:39

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:38

Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.

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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

Sun, 2014-05-04 23:37

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine held its 16th annual ceremony to bless the city's bikes and cyclists on Saturday. Some come for God's help; others are just hoping for "a little extra mojo."

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Biplane Crashes At Northern California Air Show

Sun, 2014-05-04 22:08

A 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage biplane crashed on a runway Sunday. He was performing an upside down stunt at a Northern California air show.

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Amid Statewide Drought, California Races To Burn Wildfire Fuel

Sun, 2014-05-04 14:02

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.

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Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

Sun, 2014-05-04 12:53

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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