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Condiment Detente: Sriracha Plant To Stay In California City

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:35

After a contentious half-year, Irwindale's City Council and Sriracha-maker David Tran have come to an agreement: His factory stays put and the spicy scent stays in the bottle.

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:30

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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Husband Of Woman Stoned To Death In Pakistan Killed First Wife

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:12

Mohammad Iqbal, whose wife was killed by angry relatives in Lahore earlier this week, admits he killed his first wife so he could remarry.

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Ready, Set, Spray! Brazil Battles Dengue Ahead Of The World Cup

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:00

With more than a million visitors expected for the games, Brazilian authorities are trying to control the mosquitoes that carry the disease and stop a sudden spike of cases in Sao Paulo.

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Hot Sauce Art: LA Museum Honors Sriracha and Tapatio

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:49

For an exhibition called "LA Heat," the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles asked 30 artists to come up with new works inspired by two homegrown hot sauce heroes: Sriracha and Tapatio.

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The Economy Takes A Dip, But Analysts Look For It To Snap Back

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:28

The latest U.S. report showed growth shrank in early 2014, but talk of a recession is unwarranted, economists say. They blame a harsh winter and say strong consumer spending signals a rebound.

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As Oklahoma Drought Continues, Farmers Prepare For Losses

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:27

As Oklahoma enters its fourth year of sustained drought, some farmers expect the harvest to be so bad they'll end up calling their insurance agents and declaring this year a total loss. StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports that some are calling this the worst drought since the '50s — or even since the Dust Bowl.

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Initial Afghan Elections Went Well, But Worries Rise For Round Two

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:27

Afghanistan's presidential election in April left no candidate with more than 50 percent of the vote. A second-round election will be held on June 14 — during the peak of the Taliban fighting season. There are growing concerns that election day could be a blood bath, and that a close outcome would result in political instability.

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Insurgents In Ukraine Shoot Down Helicopter, Killing General

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:27

Reports from Ukraine say a general was among about a dozen soldiers killed when their helicopter was shot down by pro-Moscow separatists.

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Pakistani Woman Beaten To Death By Her Family As Police Stand By

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:27

Pakistan is reeling from the latest so-called "honor killing." Just feet from a courthouse, a pregnant woman was stoned to death for marrying a man against her family's wishes.

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Old Senate Tradition Lies Behind Controversial Judge's Nomination

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:27

President Obama nominated a controversial Georgia judge — one who once supported the display of the Confederate flag — for the federal bench. The White House says there's a particular reason for that.

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Pope Invites Israeli, Palestinian Leaders For Joint Prayer Session

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:23

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, have agreed to attend the joint prayer meeting at the Vatican, set for next week.

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Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:23

In most states this year, the Republican establishment has managed to hold off Tea Party challengers. In Texas, the opposite was true.

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Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles For Various Defects

Thu, 2014-05-29 11:30

The recalls include 1.1 million SUVs with power steering defects, 200,000 Taurus sedans with a corrosion issue and 82,500 vehicles with floor mats that might interfere with the accelerator.

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No Surprise Here: Sisi Rolls To Victory In Egypt's Election

Thu, 2014-05-29 10:58

Less than a year after a coup, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won the presidential election with more than 90 percent of the vote.

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Measles Hits Amish Communities, And U.S. Cases Reach 20-Year High

Thu, 2014-05-29 10:28

Because more people are refusing vaccines, measles can spread when people bring it to the U.S. from abroad. That's what's behind the high number of cases this year, with 288 so far.

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Teenage Sisters Allegedly Gang-Raped, Murdered In India

Thu, 2014-05-29 10:28

The bodies of the girls were found hanging from a mango tree. Authorities have arrested seven men, including two police constables, in connection with the assault.

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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:30

Stuart Foster of South Carolina was jailed last year in Guangzhou for theft. He says he was forced to assemble Christmas lights, some of them exported to the U.S.

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ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:24

At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."

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The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:03

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.

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