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Snowy Owl That Enchanted D.C. Is Hit By A Bus

Thu, 2014-01-30 11:12

Police took the bird to the National Zoo where she was treated for her injuries. Snowy owls normally live in the Arctic, but every few winters they venture south in search of food.

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New York City Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Tactics

Thu, 2014-01-30 10:27

Making good on a campaign promise, Mayor Bill de Blasio will no longer appeal a ruling that found the program violated the civil rights of thousands of black and Latino residents.

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This Photo Of Lake Michigan Will Make You Shiver

Thu, 2014-01-30 10:00

Even from space, the ice, snow and clouds blowing across the water are chilling. All five of the Great Lakes are icing up earlier than they have in a few decades. But experts say it's not all that unusual. It's just an old-fashioned cold winter.

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Justice Dept. Seeks To Expand Clemency For Some Drug Offenders

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:36

Deputy Attorney General James Cole asked lawyers to make their clients aware of new clemency opportunities. By commuting sentences, the Obama administration is trying to correct the different treatment given to crack-cocaine and powder-cocaine offenses.

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Rep. Henry Waxman, Ferocious Liberal, Says He Will Retire

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:34

After four decades on Capitol Hill, the California Democrat plans to step down at the end of the year. He leaves a deep legacy in health and environmental law, including clean-air rules and tobacco restrictions.

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Access To Toilets And Books Improves Life For Kids Across The Globe

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25

Since 1990, nearly 2 billion people have gained clean toilets, or at least decent outhouses. And many more children in the developing world now eat better, go to school and get medical treatment. The advances mean that fewer children are dying of preventable diseases.

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Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

Thu, 2014-01-30 09:24

Low-fat ice cream just won't cut it for you? Maybe it's your nose telling you it's not the real deal. Researchers have found that people can actually smell differences in dietary fat in food. It's an ability that might have helped our ancestors find the best foods to survive on.

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Air Force Cheating Scandal Widens; 92 Nuclear Officers Linked

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:48

The scope of the scandal has grown sharply. Now, nearly 20 percent of the 500 officers in the nuclear weapons corps are implicated. The secretary of the Air Force says there are "systemic problems" in a command that has control over nuclear missiles.

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U.S.: Syria Behind Schedule On Dismantling Chemical Stockpile

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:47

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel echoed concerns expressed by the international watchdog group overseeing the operation that Syria is not meeting deadlines for handing over dangerous chemicals.

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Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

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Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:33

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.

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At GOP Retreat, House Members Regroup On Immigration

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:30

Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is expected to present fellow Republicans with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.

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Sports Writer Ray Didinger On The Myth Of The 'Dumb' Football Player

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Didinger, who has been covering football for decades, says there's a lot of thought that goes into successfully executing a football play. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies, "I really don't think you can be truly a dumb guy and play this game at the NFL level."

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Ron 'Jaws' Jaworski On What It's Like To Play The Super Bowl

Thu, 2014-01-30 08:00

Jaworski spent 16 years in the NFL, most of them with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team he took to the Super Bowl in 1981. Now the former quarterback works as a football analyst for ESPN. He tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies about what it feels like to play in the big game.

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Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Oh Toronto! New Accusation For Mayor And New Charge For Bieber

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:11

Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.

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Sick Ship Sets Dubious Record For Royal Caribbean

Thu, 2014-01-30 07:06

Nearly 700 passengers and crew fell ill aboard the MS Explorer of the Seas — more people than any other cruise ship monitored by the CDC in the past two decades.

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Economy Ended 2013 With Growth Still Strong, Data Suggest

Thu, 2014-01-30 05:45

The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate, according to a preliminary estimate. That's solid growth and follows an even stronger third quarter. But claims for unemployment insurance rose last week.

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Meet The Cronut's Humble Offspring: The Doughscuit!

Thu, 2014-01-30 05:39

The Cronut is old news. A Chicago restaurant offers the latest doughnut hybridization: an impossible mix of doughnut-fried sweetness and crumbly biscuitness.

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