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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Wed, 2014-08-27 03:31

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

Wed, 2014-08-27 02:48

The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

Wed, 2014-08-27 01:02

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 billion. Some Canadians aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Wed, 2014-08-27 00:37

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:39

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:33

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.

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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:32

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:30

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:28

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:27

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:31

The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.

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Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

Tue, 2014-08-26 14:56

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.

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Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

Tue, 2014-08-26 14:02

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

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Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:30

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:19

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.

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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:13

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:04

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.

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Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:03

Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology'

Tue, 2014-08-26 13:00

Melissa Block talks with Sloan Gibson, the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, about the results of a recent probe into wait times at VA facilities.

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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Tue, 2014-08-26 12:41

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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