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Mamma Mia! Italian Chains Make Fast-Food Fare Look Light

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:11

A new report details the diet-busting fare at popular Italian chains, like Maggiano's 1,680-calorie shrimp scampi pasta dish. It has about three times the calories of one Big Mac.

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Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution

Thu, 2014-05-01 14:04

The timeline shows that on the day of the execution, Clayton D. Lockett cut himself and was hit with a stun gun. It took a phlebotomist 51 minutes to find a vein, before settling on one in his groin.

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Doctors Think The Other Guy Often Prescribes Unnecessary Care

Thu, 2014-05-01 13:22

Three out of 4 physicians say that their fellow doctors order wasteful tests or procedures at least once a week, a nationwide poll finds.

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France's Far-Right's High Hopes On May Day Display

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:58

The National Front party traditionally rallies in support of its anti-immigrant, nationalist ideals on May 1, International Workers Day. The far right is growing stronger throughout much of Europe.

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Reproductive Learning

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:50

[2014-05-01 13:00:00] When scientific researchers study evolution, they frequently start by inspecting the differences between a given species’ sex organs. We’ll find out this hour what we can learn from animals’ private parts with evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of Nature’s Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity and Ourselves (Viking Adult).

For The Children

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:49

[2014-05-01 12:00:00] Children in Bangladesh, Haiti and other impoverished countries face challenges their first-world counterparts can’t imagine. And yet, these kids have inspiring stories of perseverance to tell. We’ll hear some of them this hour from Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Her new book is I Believe in ZERO: Learning From the World’s Children (St. Martin’s Press).

Ending 5-Year Dispute, New York Reaches Deal With Teachers Union

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:44

Teachers in the largest public school system in the country had been working without a contract since 2009. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a "landmark" labor deal.

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How The Supreme Court Could Reshape The Tech Patent Landscape

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:43

A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.

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Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:11

Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.

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Kerry Announces Progress Toward Peacekeeping Force In South Sudan

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.

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In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.

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For Separatists, Ballots Are On Their Way — But Plans Are Still Pending

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

The self-proclaimed governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk announced that preparations were underway for an independence referendum. Separatists' intentions there appear to be unclear, and their opponents feel angry and abandoned by the government in Kiev.

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With Few Answers On Missing Teens, Frustration Simmers In Nigeria

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.

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Experts Expect A First For Ford: A Painless CEO Transition

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

Ford Motor Company will soon have a new CEO: Mark Fields, who's currently the chief operating officer. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports that Ford hopes this will quell doubts among investors.

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In Sex Assault Report, Pentagon Sees Progress — And A Long Way To Go

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

The Pentagon issued a study on sexual assault in the military, reports of which have jumped 50 percent in the past year. Defense Secretary Hagel says this is a positive sign of trust in the system.

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Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:04

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.

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Job Growth Trending Up, Survey Finds

Thu, 2014-05-01 12:00

The private sector added 220,000 jobs in April, which appears to signal an upward trend.

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Senior Prank Gone Wild: Police Arrest 62 N.J. Students

Thu, 2014-05-01 11:21

Police say the students broke into their high school, urinated in the hallways, flipped desks and taped hot dogs to lockers. An alarm alerted police who searched the school with a K-9 unit.

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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Thu, 2014-05-01 11:10

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?

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55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Thu, 2014-05-01 09:25

In an unprecedented move, the Department of Education has released a list that includes some Ivy League schools, state and private institutions.

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