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Cowboy Cravings: Fried Cookie Dough And Other Rodeo Calorie Bombs

Wed, 2015-03-18 07:37

Concoctions that seem to break caloric records are a central part of the rodeo food experience. If you're going to indulge, a Texas dietician offers tips to help keep you from popping a belt buckle.

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Does Fox's 'Empire' Break Or Bolster Black Stereotypes?

Wed, 2015-03-18 07:22

Fox's hip-hop drama Empire ends its first season Wednesday as a huge hit, thanks to black viewers. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it also has sparked a complex debate over TV stereotypes.

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Can't Protect The Real White House? Get An $8 Million Fake One

Wed, 2015-03-18 06:31

The Secret Service director is asking Congress to give the agency funding to build a replica White House at its training compound in suburban Maryland.

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Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum In Deadly Attack

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:54

At least eight people died as gunmen opened fire on people visiting the Bardo Museum, a tourist attraction in Tunis. Police reportedly are inside the building and have surrounded two of the attackers.

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March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Wed, 2015-03-18 05:39

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Serbia Arrests 8 Accused Of Direct Roles In Srebrenica Massacre

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:30

War crimes prosecutors ordered the arrests, believed to be the first that are directly linked to the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

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Common Core Means Three Tests In Three Years For Michigan Kids

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:08

Partisan bickering and lots of stress for kids and teachers as Common Core exams begin.

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Letter To White House Tested Positive For Cyanide, Secret Service Says

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:57

The envelope arrived Monday; the agency did not announce to whom the letter was addressed. Further tests are being conducted to confirm the results.

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Would Automatic Voter Registration Increase Turnout?

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:03

A new law in Oregon is designed to make voting easier. Advocates are looking to it to increase turnout, but that might not necessarily be the result.

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Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:24

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Tue, 2015-03-17 23:12

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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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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