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'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:26

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.

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Navy Promotes Its First Female 4-Star Admiral

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:14

Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.

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It's The End Of The World As We Know It, So Give Us Money

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:04

As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.

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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:03

"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.

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Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

Wed, 2014-07-02 05:09

After a wrenching loss to Belgium, fans are touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and (briefly) naming him secretary of defense on Wikipedia.

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Palestinians Clash With Israeli Forces After Teen Is Abducted

Wed, 2014-07-02 03:35

In Jerusalem, violence follows the discovery of a body believed to be that of an abducted Palestinian teen. The crime is being seen as a possible act of retribution for the deaths of three Israelis.

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Watch It Swallow An Entire Tree In Seconds

Wed, 2014-07-02 03:03

It's got big iron teeth and a powerful jaw. When it finds a 30-foot tree it goes to the top, opens its mouth and — watch this.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wed, 2014-07-02 00:11

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Wed, 2014-07-02 00:00

Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.

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Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:49

Companies say it pays to invest in employee health — productivity climbs and many costs of health care drop. But preserving worker privacy while encouraging fitness can be tricky.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:44

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

Tue, 2014-07-01 23:39

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.

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Still Off Florida's Coast, Tropical Storm Arthur Moves Northward

Tue, 2014-07-01 16:19

Arthur is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It's forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.

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Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:02

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.

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Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

Tue, 2014-07-01 15:01

Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.

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Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

Tue, 2014-07-01 14:00

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

Tue, 2014-07-01 13:37

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

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A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:38

You don't necessarily have to waste your days regretting the mistakes of your youth. People who drop bad habits by their 40s can slow or even reverse damage done to their arteries, a study finds.

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While Militants Gain Ground, Iraqis Search Out Hope In Future

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:30

Iraqi human rights advocate Hanaa Edwar joins Melissa Block to offer her perspective on the country's security crisis, its effects on daily life and the hopes Iraqis have for the future.

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As Recess Settles In, A Reflection On Supreme Court's Big Rulings

Tue, 2014-07-01 12:10

Melissa Block talks to NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog about the state of the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts.

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