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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:21

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:11

A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:10

He is being replaced by company executive Steve Easterbrook. Today's announcement comes just days after the world's largest fast-food chain warned of weak results in the first half of 2015.

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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:00

At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science.

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Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:55

Bart returned home with a broken jaw, open wounds on his face and a ruptured eye. He is being treated by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., and will return to his owner after he has recovered.

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Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:48

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been under siege and subject to artillery and rocket attacks for months — residents are living in stressful conditions and the separatist militia are jumpy.

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Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:28

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries, and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.

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In 'The Americans,' Art Imitates Real Life Lies

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:26

Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.

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Super Bowl Coaches More Alike Than You Might Think

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:17

Bob Ryan former, long-time columnist for the Boston Globe joins Robert Siegel to talk about the two very different men, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.

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Israeli Soldiers Killed In Renewed Fighting With Hezbollah

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:15

Two Israeli soldiers and an UN peacekeeper were killed in border fighting between Israel and Hezbollah on Wednesday — prompted by a Hezbollah revenge attack.

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Yes, Your Toilet Paper Squares And Rolls Are Shrinking

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:06

Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls.

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Jordan Tests Coalition Against ISIS With Offer To Negotiate

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:02

Robert Siegel talks to Rula Al Hroob, member of the Jordanian Parliament, about how people in Jordan feel about a prisoner exchange for a pilot captured by ISIS in Syria.

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Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:01

In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy. Its an apparent parody of the latest Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.

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Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:52

A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them.

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Jordan Considers Handing Over Prisoner For Hostage Pilot

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:34

The Jordanian government says it might trade a notorious attempted suicide bomber for a pilot being held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:29

Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column.

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Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:28

It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them.

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Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:25

After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast.

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End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:25

Many veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War are now finding themselves needing end-of-life care. These vets are served by hospice care facilities across the country. But caring for vets isn't always the same as caring for others: as veterans approach the end of life, old traumas can resurface or appear for the first time.

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Supreme Court Tells Oklahoma To Put Off Executions, Citing Drug Dispute

Wed, 2015-01-28 12:10

The execution of three inmates has been put on hold, as the Supreme Court intervenes in a case that involves the controversy over the drugs used to put people to death.

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