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How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:01

The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.

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More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

Mon, 2014-11-10 10:56

USPS customers were affected as well. The FBI is leading an investigation into the hack, but it's unclear who might be responsible it.

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Sandwich Monday: The Dunkin' Donuts Cronut

Mon, 2014-11-10 10:08

This week, we try a mass-produced version of New York City's famous Cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid. The real failure here is that Dunkin' Donuts didn't call it a Crunkin' Cronut.

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Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:26

The cold front hit Wyoming just after midnight. It struck Denver this morning, bringing wind and snow — and reportedly dropping the temperature by 15 degrees in just 15 minutes.

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California Nurses Say They'll Strike, Without Talking Wages

Mon, 2014-11-10 09:24

Wages and benefits are usually the big sticking points in labor negotiations. But so far both sides are focusing on things like Ebola preparedness, separating patient care from economics.

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Reports: GM Ordered 500,000 Ignition Switches Before Recall Announcement

Mon, 2014-11-10 08:14

Emails seen by The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets raise questions about the timing of the automaker's recalls for faulty ignition switches. The defect has been tied to at least 32 deaths.

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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Obamacare

Mon, 2014-11-10 08:13

If you buy your own health insurance, it's time to check out the options on the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment starts Nov. 15.

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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Mon, 2014-11-10 07:03

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.

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The White House Is Backing Strong Open Internet Rules

Mon, 2014-11-10 06:08

President Obama is calling on rule-makers to reclassify broadband as a public utility. It would give the FCC much broader authority to stop "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" to the Internet.

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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

Mon, 2014-11-10 05:12

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.

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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Mon, 2014-11-10 04:11

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to 5 and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

Mon, 2014-11-10 02:49

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.

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Will Jeb Bush Run For President? His Brother Says Maybe

Mon, 2014-11-10 02:23

George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.

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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:06

Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.

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If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:05

Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)"

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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:04

New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..

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Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:03

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.

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Whether Green With Envy Or Tickled Pink: We Live In A Color-Coded World

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:02

Red means stop; green means go. You live in a red state or a blue state. Elizabeth Blair kicks off NPR's color series with a look at the way color organizes our lives — in ways we don't even realize.

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Low Gas Prices Haven't Slowed Domestic Drilling — Yet

Sun, 2014-11-09 12:53

With gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon, motorists have plenty to celebrate. But people in oil-producing states, where low prices mean fewer jobs and less government revenue, are starting to worry.

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Friend's Visit To Veteran's Normandy Grave Gives Family Closure

Sun, 2014-11-09 12:53

Eugene Vigosky is one of thousands of Americans killed in World War II buried at the American Cemetery in Normandy. Reporter Tim Lambert, a friend of the Vigoskys, visited the grave site.

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