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Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:43

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. His version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.

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Costa Concordia Captain Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Wed, 2015-02-11 10:33

Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.

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The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs

Wed, 2015-02-11 09:05

Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.

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Australia To Compete In The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:53

This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?

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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:42

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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'The Shark' Has Died: Coach Jerry Tarkanian Was 84

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:39

Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.

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One Of The Chapel Hill Victims Was Raising Funds To Help Syrian Refugees

Wed, 2015-02-11 08:01

Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.

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Panel Says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Disease, And Renames It

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:41

"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.

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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:17

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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Kayla Mueller's Death Underscores Risks For Aid Workers Abroad

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:15

Humanitarian groups say the world's more dangerous than 15 years ago. How can they keep their staff safe in places of turmoil?

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At Least 300 Migrants Feared Dead Off Italian Coast

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:09

The refugees and migrants had tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open vessels without food and water. The estimate comes from the U.N. refugee agency, which spoke to survivors.

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Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

Wed, 2015-02-11 05:50

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.

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An Arrest, But No Motive Announced In Killing Of 3 Muslims In N.C.

Wed, 2015-02-11 05:13

Police in Chapel Hill, N.C., have arrested a suspect and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting of three young Muslims. There's no word on a possible motive.

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Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Role In 2015's Obamacare

Wed, 2015-02-11 04:17

Though insurance agents say they initially felt sidelined by the Affordable Care Act, many are working hard this round to help uninsured Texans find a good plan through the federal website.

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White House Will Request War Powers From Congress Today, Senator Says

Wed, 2015-02-11 04:09

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, would replace the 2001 authorization that was provided to President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Watch Jon Stewart Break The News Of His Departure To An Audience

Wed, 2015-02-11 02:56

Taping last night's show before the news of his departure became public, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart faced an awkward task: telling a studio audience that he's leaving the show.

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What Causes Breast Cancer? These Families Want To Help Find Out

Tue, 2015-02-10 23:40

Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.

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Know Your Exposure: A Cancer Quiz

Tue, 2015-02-10 23:03

Throughout life we are subjected to many things that can affect our risk for developing cancer. Take our quiz to learn more.

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U.S. Says Ebola Mission In West Africa Is Coming To An End

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:56

At the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the U.S. sent 2,800 Department of Defense personnel. Most who are still there will be back home by April 30.

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New Report Examines Lynchings And Their Legacy In The United States

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:44

The report by the Equal Justice Initiative says that the number of victims in the American South was more than 20 percent higher than was thought, and that the phenomenon was a form of terrorism.

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