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Prozac In The Yogurt Aisle: Can 'Good' Bacteria Chill Us Out?

Mon, 2015-07-13 23:42

In recent years, a body of research has shown that beneficial microbes play a critical role in how our bodies work. And it turns out there's a lot of communication between our gut and our brain.

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Officials: World Powers Reach Agreement With Iran Over Its Nuclear Program

Mon, 2015-07-13 23:39

The historic agreement likely will curb parts of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, but still has to be approved by various world capitals.

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NYC Settles With Family Of Eric Garner For $5.9 Million

Mon, 2015-07-13 17:02

The family's attorney confirms the settlement to NPR. Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by police last July in Staten Island, N.Y., during an arrest that was captured on video.

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Does Iceland Need New Cows To Keep Up With Demand For Skyr?

Mon, 2015-07-13 15:37

It's no longer a secret that Iceland makes a delicious yogurt-like dairy product called skyr. The trouble is, Iceland's dairy cows don't produce much milk. Farmers are wondering what to do.

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Vowing To 'Turn Things Around,' Scott Walker Launches Presidential Bid

Mon, 2015-07-13 15:07

Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.

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Sold Into Sex Slavery: The Plight Of African Women Migrating To Europe

Mon, 2015-07-13 14:58

They travel for months, even years, from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, hoping for a better life. But many thousands are forced into prostitution to pay for the journey.

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Pentagon Weighs Allowing Transgender People To Serve Openly In Military

Mon, 2015-07-13 14:50

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a working group will study the implications of the move. The panel will start with the presumption that transgender people can serve without an adverse impact.

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Caviar + Mango: Chef Watson Wants You To Cook Outside The Comfort Zone

Mon, 2015-07-13 14:44

IBM and Bon Appétit have launched a web app that generates surprising and delicious recipes for whatever is in your kitchen. The hope is that Watson's insight will lead home cooks to push boundaries.

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Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Mon, 2015-07-13 13:33

Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.

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Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Mon, 2015-07-13 13:03

The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.

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Scouts Panel OKs Gay Adults As Leaders

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:43

The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board will meet July 27 to ratify the resolution to end the longstanding ban on gay Scout leaders.

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Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

Satoru Iwata, who helped Nintendo innovate and launch its revolutionary Wii game console, has died. His business card summed him up this way: "I run a game company, in my heart I am a gamer."

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Shark Attacks Still Haunt Residents Of Reunion

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

A spike in shark attacks off the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean began in 2011. Four years later, residents are still searching for ways to restore their sense of safety.

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Florida Sea Turtles Stage Amazing Comeback

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

When scientists first started counting the nests of green sea turtles in one area in the 1980s, they found fewer than 40 nests. In their last check, they counted almost 12,000.

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Update On Iran Nuclear Talks

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

Negotiators in Vienna are working intensely to meet a deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Wisconsin's Rebound: Less Impressive Than It Seems?

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.

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In Birmingham, A Debate Over Confederate Monuments

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

After the fatal church shootings in Charleston, S.C., some communities are taking down Confederate monuments. Birmingham, Ala., with its rich civil rights history, is weighing the options.

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Clinton Unveils Economic Plan Focusing On Middle Class

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolls out her economic policy agenda and says she is focused on growing the wages of the middle class.

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We Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

It'll take trillions of dollars — not billions but trillions. Leaders are meeting in Ethiopia this week to figure out how to raise the money. Spoiler alert: Most of it won't come from governments.

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An App To Stop Cyberbullying

Mon, 2015-07-13 12:42

The suicide of a 15-year-old who had been bullied online and off inspired Todd Schobel to create STOPit. Schools across the country have adopted the app to anonymously report and stop cyberbullying.

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