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News From The Charity Stripe

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:09

Commentator Frank Deford talks about efforts to rattle NCAA basketball players taking free throws.

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Netanyahu Defeats Center-Left Rival In Israel's Parliamentary Election

Tue, 2015-03-17 22:06

If he succeeds in forming a coalition government Netanyahu would begin a historic fourth term as prime minister of Israel.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes Of Macaroni And Cheese

Tue, 2015-03-17 20:45

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The company said it knows of no related injuries.

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Largest Group Of U.S. Presbyterian Churches Allows Same-Sex Marriages

Tue, 2015-03-17 19:34

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes more than 4,000 ministers and 1.8 million members, will let individual churches decide whether to perform gay marriage ceremonies.

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Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

Tue, 2015-03-17 16:18

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

Tue, 2015-03-17 16:07

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.

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More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

Tue, 2015-03-17 15:28

The investigation started with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other federal charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:34

A study with more than 3,000 babies found those who were breast-fed had slighter higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.

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Tea Tuesdays: South America Runs On Yerba Mate

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:31

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:22

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.

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Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:21

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.

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Your Drinking Habits May Be Influenced By How Much You Make

Tue, 2015-03-17 13:13

Genetic differences explain more of the wide variation in drinking habits among people with low incomes, while higher-income people tended to drink alike.

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Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Tue, 2015-03-17 12:52

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.

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Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:51

Overall, men were more likely to take their lives than women on the job. And workers between the ages of 65 and 74 were more likely to commit suicide at work than their younger counterparts.

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying To Aid ISIS

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:46

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh faces charges of attempting to join the self-described Islamic State and obstruction of justice. He is expected to plead not guilty.

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If These Two Teenagers Ran The World, We'd All Jump For Joy

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:27

Memory from Malawi and Achie from Ethiopia met at the U.N. last week. They're now best friends in real life and on Facebook, bound by their determination to build a better world for girls.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Questions

Tue, 2015-03-17 11:00

The 33-year-old Republican had come under heavy scrutiny. In a statement, he said that "the constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction."

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Here's What People Are Saying About Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

Tue, 2015-03-17 10:17

Starbucks doesn't shy from controversy, however its attempt to talk about race relations has been met with some blunt opposition— and snark.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

Tue, 2015-03-17 09:47

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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