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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:28

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." After a talk with the department, the police chief said he would institute a new policy.

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Shellshock Bug's Impact Could Be Huge, But It's Unclear For Now

Fri, 2014-09-26 15:06

More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.

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Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:44

Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, had been sentenced to 30 days for having sex with one of his students. The Montana Supreme Court overturned that sentence and a new judge handed down a 10-year sentence.

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GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:14

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

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N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:51

Federal funds are supporting two different disaster-prevention approaches — coastal retreat, or people leaving flood zones, and coastal defense, or building infrastructure to protect at-risk areas.

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The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:36

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.

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The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:03

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:37

A man, who police say recently tried to convert co-workers to Islam, allegedly severed the head of one of his colleagues after he was fired from his job.

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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:35

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he's ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand's daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it's not done right, he's threatened to do the job himself.

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A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:32

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.

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Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:55

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:11

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

Thu, 2014-09-25 21:11

Derek Jeter has gone out a winner in his final game at Yankee Stadium. His single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 Thursday night.

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As Finances Stabilize, Detroit's Elected Officials Retake Reins

Thu, 2014-09-25 18:26

The city's state-appointed emergency manager officially signed his remaining powers over to the mayor and city council on Thursday. The deals he reached since March 2013 wiped out $7 billion in debt.

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Alaska Is Rattled By 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:33

The quake, while strong, was very deep so its damage was limited to overturned shelves and broken ceiling tiles.

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One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Thu, 2014-09-25 14:27

World War I left many soldiers with disfiguring scars. For those whose faces were no longer recognizable, an American artist, Anna Coleman Ladd, sculpted masks to cover their injuries.

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