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Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:55

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.

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Cuteness Break: The Genial Quokka Steals Scenes And Hearts

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:53

In many photos from an Australian island, the marsupial appears front and center, adding its enigmatic smile to an image of happy tourists.

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Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:45

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.

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Toronto Police Say Riddle Of Mysterious Tunnel Solved

Mon, 2015-03-02 10:04

Police say two men claimed they dug the tunnel for "personal reasons." The case has since been closed.

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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:34

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:29

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Mon, 2015-03-02 09:15

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

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Fiji Launches Competition For New National Flag

Mon, 2015-03-02 08:07

The South Pacific nation wants to replace its flag that has a Union Jack and a shield that bears the country's coat of arms. The current flag was adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:54

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

Mon, 2015-03-02 07:34

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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Video Shows L.A. Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

Mon, 2015-03-02 06:20

The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's gun.

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Netanyahu: Reports Of Decline In U.S.-Israel Ties 'Just Wrong'

Mon, 2015-03-02 05:41

His remarks at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee come a crucial time for U.S.-Israeli relationship.

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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

Mon, 2015-03-02 04:18

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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College: I'll Only Go If I Know (That I Can Afford It)

Mon, 2015-03-02 04:03

New research shows if students don't think they can afford college, they may not even apply.

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Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters

Mon, 2015-03-02 02:51

An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Mon, 2015-03-02 01:09

Nina Pham, 26, who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient, tells the Dallas Morning News that she will file a lawsuit Monday charging the hospital in Dallas lacked proper training and equipment.

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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:05

People with household incomes of less than $25,000 a year say in a new poll that the lack of cash really hurts their health. Low-quality food and dangerous housing are two reasons why.

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Poll Finds Factors Large And Small Shape People's Health

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:03

Health is not just about trips to the doctor, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Housing, stress and abuse are factors.

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Liberia's President: Ebola Re-Energized Her Downtrodden Country

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

In an exclusive interview, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf remembers how Liberia was "the poster child of everything that could go wrong." But people lived up to the local proverb: "Go fix it."

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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