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French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

Thu, 2014-03-20 06:33

Some people are more likely than others to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods, scientists say. You can blame Mom and Dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

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Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

Thu, 2014-03-20 06:17

Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.

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Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean Statins For Half Of Adults Over 40

Thu, 2014-03-20 05:28

New advice to reduce heart attacks and strokes could more than double the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins to 56 million. The expansion could cost as much as $7 billion a year.

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Ukrainian Troops' Departure From Crimea Isn't A Simple Matter

Thu, 2014-03-20 03:30

While the new government in Kiev plans to withdraw its 25,000 troops from the region, the orders weren't immediately given. One issue: Can they take their weapons with them?

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Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Thu, 2014-03-20 03:00

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.

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Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia

Thu, 2014-03-20 02:30

Satellite images of what might be debris from the jet are the first "credible lead" in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, an official says. Follow the news as it comes in.

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Opposition Fails To Maintain Momentum In Venezuela

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Venezuela has cracked down on student protests, leaving 29 people dead. The main square in Caracas, where protesters were based, has been dismantled. The opposition is divided over what to do next.

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Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Host David Greene gets the latest from NPR's Frank Langfitt about the potential debris from Malaysia Flight 370 spotted by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Fed Signals It Won't Tap Brakes Until Job Market Improves

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

David Wessel of the Brookings Institution talks about Janet Yellen's first policy meeting and press conference since taking over as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.

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FAA Review Finds Dreamliner 'Fundamentally Sound'

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

A review by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing has concluded that the troubled 787 known as the Dreamliner is safe.

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Obama's Surgeon General Nominee Stuck In Limbo

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

President Obama's nominee for surgeon general has a medical degree and an MBA, but his confirmation is being held up in the Senate because of special-interest politics and Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns.

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Objects Spotted In Indian Ocean Possibly Linked To Missing Jet

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Australian officials say they are searching the Indian Ocean southwest of Perth after satellite images found objects that are possibly connected to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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The 500-Pound 'Chicken From Hell' Likely Ate Whatever It Wanted

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

OK, maybe it just munched vegetation, small animals and eggs. But this newly named dino looked like a cross between a chicken and a bulked-up ostrich. Five-inch claws? We'd have stayed out of its way.

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At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

U.S. border officials are constantly on alert for drugs coming in from Mexico. But they are also on the lookout for huge sums of cash leaving the U.S. and trickling back into Mexican communities.

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Einstein's Lost Theory Discovered ... And It's Wrong

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

Einstein's theory of relativity explains the universe. But — in part because of a math error — some recently uncovered work by the great physicist is wrong. Really, really wrong.

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Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops

Thu, 2014-03-20 01:00

The latest drought has revived questions about the viability of farming in Nevada desert. While some farmers have given up, others are experimenting with crops like grapes that require less water.

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Australia: Objects Spotted By Satellite Imagery May Be Linked To Jet

Wed, 2014-03-19 19:42

"New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search" of the Malaysia Airlines flight, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. Four aircraft have been diverted to the site.

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Houston Police Find 109 People In Suspected 'Stash House'

Wed, 2014-03-19 17:24

Officials suspect smugglers kept the undocumented immigrants seeking more money in exchange for their release. Police said the conditions in the house were awful.

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At Toronto City Hall, Yet Another Chaotic Scene Involving Rob Ford

Wed, 2014-03-19 16:49

Reporters tried to press Ford on details of newly released court documents. He didn't answer questions; instead he charged toward his office.

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Long, Hot Winter Puts Western Fire Officials On Edge

Wed, 2014-03-19 14:00

As much of California remains in a state of extreme drought, worried eyes are turning toward the coming fire season — which is expected to be particularly destructive.

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