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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015

Thu, 2014-12-11 13:49

Kale's days as the superfood-du-jour may be numbered. Next up: Kalettes? It's a cross between kale and Brussels sprouts, and it's one of a few bewitching hybrid vegetables that could go big in 2015.

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You Don't Want To Monkey Around With Monkey Malaria

Thu, 2014-12-11 13:11

The surging and virulent strain is carried by macaques in southeast Asia. As their habitat is disrupted by development, the monkeys come in closer contact with people. And mosquitoes do the rest.

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Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Thu, 2014-12-11 13:02

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Reduce Concussions

Thu, 2014-12-11 13:01

The idea, according to a scientist at New Hampshire University, is to teach each player "rugby awareness," so he'll be more likely to keep his head out of harm's way. Helmets off, eyes up.

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U.Va. Looks At Ways To Curb Drinking At Its Frat Houses

Thu, 2014-12-11 12:30

The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.

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Kentucky Says Noah's Ark Theme Park Won't Get Tax Breaks

Thu, 2014-12-11 12:28

Kentucky says the Christian group behind the project wouldn't commit not to discriminate in its hiring on the basis of religion. The group says it will challenge the state's decision.

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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Thu, 2014-12-11 12:13

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.

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Staffers Walk Out Of Congress In Protest Over Brown And Garner Cases

Thu, 2014-12-11 12:06

Dozens of congressional staff walked out of the Capitol Thursday, gathering on the steps to make the hands-up gesture that has come to symbolize frustration with the deaths of two unarmed black men.

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Unexpected Joint Pain Seen In Test Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Thu, 2014-12-11 11:59

A major donor has pledged $300 million to distribute an Ebola vaccine in Africa, as soon as one is available. Vaccine development is proceeding, but there have been hiccups.

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Study: Just 20 Percent Of Female Campus Sexual Assault Victims Go To Police

Thu, 2014-12-11 11:36

Justice Department research finds that women ages 18-24 who aren't enrolled in college are more likely than those who are in school to report having been assaulted.

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Greenpeace Apologizes For Stunt At Peru's Sacred Nazca Lines

Thu, 2014-12-11 11:34

Members of the activist group trespassed on the site of giant earth markings estimated to be more than 1,500 years old. Peru says it will pursue criminal charges against those responsible.

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House Poised To Vote On Controversial 'Cromnibus' Spending Bill

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:29

The House narrowly moved a massive spending bill forward Thursday, setting up a potentially close final vote. The bill has been criticized for easing rules on campaign finance and banks.

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Postcard From Mexico: Mother Clings To Hope That Students Are Still Alive

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:25

Mexican authorities recently identified the remains of one of the 43 students believed killed by drug traffickers working with police. Families are having a tough time believing the official story.

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CIA Chief Brennan Defends Agency After Senate's 'Torture Report'

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:13

His comments come two days after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its report on the agency's interrogation practices.

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'Pineapple Express' Brings Winds, Rain To Northern California

Thu, 2014-12-11 08:09

There are power outages and school closures, as well as flight and transit delays. But the system will provide some relief to farmers affected by a three-year drought.

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Fidel Castro Awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:08

The award was set up in 2010 after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident. Chinese media said the former Cuban leader was honored because he didn't use force in foreign relations.

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Does Snoring Leave Tots More Vulnerable To Childhood Obesity?

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:54

Young kids who don't get enough shut-eye, or who are noisy breathers when they doze, are more likely to have weight issues as adolescents, a British study suggests.

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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:47

In his last video, he dunked a chicken. Now Wilbur tests his workaday skills: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:51

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.

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Dick Cheney On Senate Torture Investigation: 'The Report Is Full Of Crap'

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:40

The former vice president defended the brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects and said he would "do it again in a minute."

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