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The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Thu, 2014-09-04 07:20

Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.

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BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill, Federal Judge Rules

Thu, 2014-09-04 06:59

The ruling could cost BP billions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found that BP acted recklessly and was mostly responsible for the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

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After A 35-Year Run, NPR's Programming Chief Is Leaving

Thu, 2014-09-04 06:39

Ellen McDonnell worked her way from overnight producer to overseeing all of the network's news programs. Her departure closely follows that of NPR's senior vice president for news.

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Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

Thu, 2014-09-04 06:10

It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.

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In A Los Angeles Suburb, The Hunt Is On For An Albino Cobra

Thu, 2014-09-04 05:52

The cobra was likely kept as a pet. Authorities warned residents to watch their children closely and tell them to avoid snakes.

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The Myth Of The Superstar Superintendent?

Thu, 2014-09-04 05:16

Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.

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Job Growth Continues At Healthy Pace, Survey Finds

Thu, 2014-09-04 04:53

For the fifth straight month private companies added more than 200,000 jobs, according to the ADP National Employment Report. That's usually enough to keep pushing down the unemployment rate.

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Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

Thu, 2014-09-04 04:42

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

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Riot Breaks Out At Tennessee Detention Center Where 32 Teens Escaped

Thu, 2014-09-04 04:38

By morning, order had been restored. Authorities said some of the teens involved in the overnight riot were the same ones who escaped earlier this week.

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Al-Qaida Leader Says The Group Has Expanded To India

Thu, 2014-09-04 03:57

In a video, Ayman al-Zawahri said its aim was to bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent. The expansion, he said, was more than two years in the making.

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At NATO Summit, Allies Consider Lethal, Nonlethal Aid To Ukraine

Thu, 2014-09-04 03:05

The alliance's supreme allied commander in Europe says what Russia is doing in Ukraine is something "we thought would never happen again." Meanwhile, Russia warned Ukraine against trying to join NATO.

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Glenn Gould In Rapture

Thu, 2014-09-04 03:03

You don't get to see this too often: a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "a flow state."

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Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

Thu, 2014-09-04 00:41

New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thu, 2014-09-04 00:40

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Wed, 2014-09-03 23:33

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.

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CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake

Wed, 2014-09-03 23:32

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

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Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

Wed, 2014-09-03 17:41

The department will launch an inquiry into the city's police force, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.

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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

Wed, 2014-09-03 16:55

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decisions.

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'We Will Emerge From This Ordeal,' Slain Journalist's Family Says

Wed, 2014-09-03 14:04

The remarks by Steven Sotloff's family come a day after the Islamic State group released a video that showed a militant beheading the freelance journalist.

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Perdue Says Its Hatching Chicks Are Off Antibiotics

Wed, 2014-09-03 13:40

Perdue Farms, one of the country's largest suppliers of chicken meat, says its hatcheries are working better now without antibiotics. Public health advocates call it "a big step" forward.

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