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Clear Fruit Brandies Pack An Orchard Into A Bottle

Mon, 2015-04-13 13:23

French-style eaux de vie have made a comeback in the U.S. thanks to the farm-to-table movement. Dozens of distilleries are now crafting dry, fragrant spirits from fruits that might have been wasted.

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Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:40

Three of the Blackwater security guards were found guilty of manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter, while a fourth was convicted of first-degree murder.

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New York Investigates Retailers For Unpredictable Work Schedules

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:33

Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.

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At 800 And Aging Well, The Magna Carta Is Still A Big Draw

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:25

The Magna Carta is sometimes called England's greatest export. Issued by an embattled King John 1215, the document is now on display at the British Library and is pulling in large crowds.

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SpaceX To Launch A Spacecraft And Attempt To Land Its Rocket on a Floating Barge

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:21

The rocket is carrying supplies to the international space station. SpaceX hopes to land the reusable rocket onto a platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Who Needs 1 SuperPAC When You Can Have 4?

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:12

SuperPACs, financed by unlimited but disclosed donations, now appear to be the presidential candidate's new best friend. One backing Sen. Marco Rubio is revving up, and Sen. Ted Cruz already has four.

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Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:02

Tuesday, senators begin working out the details of a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The proposed revision would give states more control over school accountability.

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Sandwich Monday: Breakfast In A Tin

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:54

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a British delicacy: All-Day Breakfast in a can. We may be using the word delicacy incorrectly.

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7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:07

The Florida senator got his start on the Bob Dole presidential campaign and was once Mormon. Here's what else you might not know.

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Alan Turing Notebook Sells For More Than $1 Million At Auction

Mon, 2015-04-13 10:32

The manuscript dates to 1942, when the mathematician and computer science pioneer worked to break the German Enigma code. It is filled with complex mathematical and computer science notations.

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JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

Mon, 2015-04-13 09:31

In 2010, Inglis, R-S.C., lost his seat in the Tea Party wave for, among other things, accepting climate change. Past winners of the award include President George H.W. Bush.

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New Survey Shows The World's Most- And Least-Religious Places

Mon, 2015-04-13 07:54

Sixty-three percent of people who took part in a global survey of religious attitudes say they are religious, according to WIN/Gallup International, the organization that carried out the polling.

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I Learned The Hard Way That Concussion Isn't Just For The Young

Mon, 2015-04-13 07:52

We hear a lot about concussion and kids, but older adults are even more vulnerable to traumatic brain injury. A slip in the kitchen leads one man down the rabbit hole with no clear path out.

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Reports: Marco Rubio Says He's Running For President

Mon, 2015-04-13 07:29

The Florida senator has had a meteoric rise in politics. He served at the state level beginning in 2000. In 2010, he was elected to the Senate, where he established himself as a GOP leader.

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And The Fate Of The Hermaphrodite Goat Is...

Mon, 2015-04-13 06:48

The authorities in Gaza decided that the animal had to be slaughtered.

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After Global Protests, Kenya Finally Sentences 3 Men Who Raped A Teen

Mon, 2015-04-13 06:01

The only punishment for three of the attackers who brutally raped the 16-year-old in 2013 was cutting grass. The world protested, and Monday they were finally sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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A Far-Right Family Feud In France Appears To Claim Movement's Icon

Mon, 2015-04-13 05:19

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen won't run in the upcoming regional elections after his daughter and political successor criticized his remarks about gas chambers being a "detail" of history.

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Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

Mon, 2015-04-13 04:42

The New York Times is calling Spieth, 21, "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

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China Restricts Travel By Shenzen Residents To Hong Kong

Mon, 2015-04-13 04:04

The move, NPR's Frank Langfitt says, is "designed to assuage Hong Kongers angry with mainlanders who buy up goods." Critics say visitors from the mainland have driven up prices in Hong Kong.

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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

Mon, 2015-04-13 03:30

In 2006, the Nobel prize-winning author of The Tin Drum admitted that as a teen during World War II, he had served with the Waffen-SS — the combat unit of the Nazi Party's elite military police force.

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