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From Projects To Parliament, Britain's 'Rev. Rose' Breaks Barriers

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:59

Rose Hudson-Wilkin was the first black woman to be chaplain to the queen of England. Now she is chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons as well. Even while fulfilling these high-profile roles, she continues to run an East London parish that struggles with poverty and gang violence.

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Subway Phasing Out Bread Additive After Blogger Flags Health Concerns

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:51

Just a few days after a food blogger created a buzz with an online petition raising questions about the safety of a food additive commonly used in commercial baking, sandwich giant Subway has announced plans to phase it out of its fresh-baked breads.

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Sony Will Shed 5,000 Jobs And Its PC Business

Thu, 2014-02-06 09:05

The embattled entertainment and electronics company also said it had annual loss of $1 billion. Analysts fear the restructuring may be too little too late for the company.

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Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Cites Fake Chinese Plastics In Recall

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:36

The company uses plastics supplied by DuPont for a key part, but it instead received counterfeit material labeled with DuPont's name. About 75 percent of cars built after 2007 are affected.

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Sonic Dictionary: An Aural History Project

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:11

If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.

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Stolen Stradivarius Found By Milwaukee Police

Thu, 2014-02-06 08:07

The instrument, known as "Lipinski" was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concert master last week.

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Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

Thu, 2014-02-06 07:30

Lack of sleep contributes to depression in teenagers, two studies find. Lack of exercise and lots of time online don't help, either. The solution, researchers say, is for parents to make sure their children are getting a good nine to 10 hours of sleep a night, even in high school.

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What Do You Want To Know About The Sochi Olympics?

Thu, 2014-02-06 07:08

Are people excited about the Winter Olympics? Don't figure skaters get dizzy? Those are some of the questions being answered on Quora, the "knowledge sharing" site. We'll highlight interesting questions during the 2014 Winter Games.

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How To Watch All Of The Games: Step 1, Prove Yourself Worthy

Thu, 2014-02-06 06:51

Like to get your Olympics fix the old-fashioned way in prime time? NBC-TV has that covered. The network is also putting more than 1,000 hours of its coverage online, live. The catch: You need to show you're a cable TV or satellite TV subscriber, so have your credentials at hand.

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Oh, So That's What Goes Into A McDonald's Chicken McNugget

Thu, 2014-02-06 06:32

Allegations of mystery meat have long dodged the fast-food giant's crispy chunks of chicken. Now, McDonald's Canada is taking a viral approach to dispelling the rumors with a video that reveals exactly how its McNuggets are made.

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GM Posts Disappointing Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Thu, 2014-02-06 06:13

The Detroit automaker's earnings fell far short of Wall Street expectations and were in sharp contrast to its chief rivals, Ford and Chrysler.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Dip; Will Unemployment Rate Do The Same?

Thu, 2014-02-06 05:58

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment insurance last week. But Friday's much-anticipated report on payroll growth and unemployment in January may not offer particularly good news, economists say.

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It's Freezing, And Power's Out For Hundreds Of Thousands

Thu, 2014-02-06 05:05

This week's snow and ice knocked out electricity to more than 500,000 customers in Pennsylvania. Tens of thousands of others in neighboring states are also without power. Utilities warn that it will be another day or two, at least, before repairs are finished.

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Senate Retreats Offer Chance To Bond, Plot Strategy

Thu, 2014-02-06 04:23

It was annual Senate retreat day in Washington Wednesday, a time when senators get away from the U.S. Capitol and all its daily distractions. But not too far away.

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Sensory Fiction: Books That Let You Feel What The Characters Do

Thu, 2014-02-06 04:06

Apparently, just imagining what's happening on the written page isn't enough. A new wearable device uses temperature controls and lighting to mimic the experiences of a story's protagonist.

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No Jail For Teen With 'Affluenza' Who Killed 4 In Crash

Thu, 2014-02-06 04:00

The 16-year-old was legally drunk last June when he lost control of the truck he was driving. The crash left four people dead and two others severely wounded. His attorneys argued that a coddled upbringing contributed to the boy's problems.

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Reining In Health Care Costs Key To Trimming Deficit

Thu, 2014-02-06 01:24

The Congressional Budget Office said this year's deficit is likely to be about a third the size it was in 2009 when the Great Recession bottomed out. A better economy is the main reason for the improving deficit but moderating health care costs help.

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Woolly Mammoths' Taste For Flowers May Have Been Their Undoing

Thu, 2014-02-06 00:27

New research shows a big part of the woolly mammoth's diet was made up of tiny flowers rather than grass. When the flowers disappeared, the mammoths did, too.

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Woolly Mammoths' Taste For Flowers May Have Been Their Undoing

Thu, 2014-02-06 00:27

New research shows a big part of the woolly mammoth's diet was made up of tiny flowers, rather than grass. And when the flowers disappeared, so too, did the mammoths.

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Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year

Thu, 2014-02-06 00:25

As New Year's celebrations in China grow increasingly commercialized, many city dwellers are seeking a return to tradition. Some head to an ancient town outside Beijing where poor but ingenious blacksmiths created their own fireworks. But even centuries-old customs aren't immune to change.

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