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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:38

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.

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What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:19

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?

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European Leaders Hope To Push Putin Toward Ceasefire In Ukraine

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:13

The leaders of Germany and France held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday in a new attempt to stop the fighting in Ukraine.

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In India, Obama Speeches Spark Debate On Religious Tolerance

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:11

Twice in 10 days, President Obama referenced India and the need to safeguard against religious intolerance. That left Indian television blistering with debate.

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U.S. Jobs Picture Finally Getting Back To Normal

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

The Labor Department provided more evidence Friday that the U.S. job picture is finally getting back to normal — nearly six years after the great recession ended. The monthly jobs report showed an increase more than a million jobs over the past three months. The unemployment rate did tick up to a notch, but even that is a positive signal.

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Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.

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Missing Your 'Breaking Bad' Fix? 'Better Call Saul' Will Hit The Spot

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

This Sunday, AMC debuts Better Call Saul, the backstory behind Breaking Bad drug kingpin lawyer Saul Goodman. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's so good, TV lightning just might strike twice.

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Despite Coalition Partners, U.S. Has Done Most Airstrikes Against ISIS

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

Jordan and the other Arab countries are still doing little, even though Jordan says it ramped up attacks. As of this week, the U.S. mounted 946 strikes in Syria, while Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi and UAE completed 79 total. The United Arab Emirates stopped flying in December, concerned the U.S. is not providing sufficient combat air rescue.

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ISIS Claims Hostage American Woman Killed In Jordanian Airstrike

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old American hostage ISIS claims was killed in an airstrike in Syria, grew up in Arizona. She was taken hostage in 2013 while leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo.

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UNCF CEO: Obama's Community College Plan A 'Blunt Instrument'

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

Robert Siegel speaks with UNCF (formerly the United Negro College Fund) CEO Dr. Michael Lomax about President Obama's recent announcement to make community college free for all Americans.

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Satellite Set To Stream Daily Images Of Earth From Space

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:09

In 1998, Al Gore proposed using a satellite and the Internet to let us all see the awe-inspiring view of Earth that wows space travelers. That satellite may finally launch later this year.

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Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Fri, 2015-02-06 12:03

Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.

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Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

Fri, 2015-02-06 11:57

The ratings for the two most recent presidents had the biggest split between Republicans and Democrats.

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Army Will Award Fort Hood Victims Purple Hearts

Fri, 2015-02-06 11:07

The Army had declined to award the honor to soldiers killed during the attack, because it was a "workplace violence" incident. Congress has since tweaked the requirements to grant the Purple Heart.

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London Taxi Chief Compares Cyclists To Islamic State Militants

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:55

Steve McNamara later walked his comments back, but says he and his group have been threatened because of their opposition to London's just-approved segregated bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals.

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Nicaraguan Transoceanic Canal Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:20

Officials are comparing it to the arrival of colonizers in Latin America. Excavation hasn't even begun yet and thousands of pre-Columbian relics have been dug up-- along with some tensions.

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A Rap Star And A Therapist Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 2015-02-06 10:03

They each were cut when they were young. As outspoken opponents of the practice, they're accused of going against their religion. (They're not.) And of being brainwashed by white women. (Also untrue.)

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As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Fri, 2015-02-06 09:52

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.

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Libya Today: Two Governments, Many Militias, Infinite Chaos

Fri, 2015-02-06 09:49

Libya's internationally recognized government is struggling to operate from the small eastern city of Bayda, far from Tripoli. The government's fate reflects the chaos that reigns in Libya today.

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ISIS Claims U.S. Hostage Was Killed Friday In Jordanian Attack

Fri, 2015-02-06 08:25

The claim was made on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activity.

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