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VIDEO: Dandelions Aren't Just Weeds. You Can Fry Them, Too

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 07:00

Expert forager and nutritionist Debbie Naha shows us how to turn those bright yellow flowers into nutritious, and delicious, snacks.

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Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:24

A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.

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Farmers Hope For China Trade Deal, But For Now They Worry About Tariffs' Impact

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:22

At the Big Iron Farm Show in North Dakota, the usual concerns about crops have been heightened by another big worry: A trade war with China that's already driven soybean prices down sharply.

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Election Laws May Discourage Some From Voting, Even If They Are Allowed

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 05:00

Many people who want to vote face obstacles like past criminal records, voter ID laws and purging of voter rolls. Even if they aren't barred from voting, they may be kept from the polls.

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Family That Survived Hurricane Maria Evacuates Ahead Of Florence

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:45

A Puerto Rican family say they made a mistake when they rode out Hurricane Maria in their home last year. This time they got out before Hurricane Florence got too close.

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Contagious Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Throws Curveball Into MLB Season

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 18:25

Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock was the third player sent home with the virus this season. The league says it is taking steps to contain the spread of the virus.

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Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:31

The world's oldest drawing was made 73,000 years ago in a South African Cave on a rock with an ocher "crayon."

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Advertising On Facebook: Is It Worth It?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:21

A lawsuit says Facebook is misleading advertisers about just how effective it is. Facebook, which makes billions from ads, says it can't guarantee that all of them will reach their intended targets.

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A Setback For Massachusetts In States' Drive To Contain Medicaid Drug Spending

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 17:02

Massachusetts planned to exclude expensive drugs that weren't proven to work better than existing alternatives from its Medicaid plan. Medicaid drug spending had doubled in five years.

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U.S. Stands By Saudi Arabia, Despite Criticism Over Civilian Casualties In Yemen

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:50

The Saudi-led coalition has bombed markets, weddings and even a bus carrying kids during its three year campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels. The U.S. supports the coalition.

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New Apple Watch To Detect Abnormal Heartbeats

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:45

The focus heading into Apple's event was on its new iPhones, but it also unveiled a redesigned Apple Watch with a sensor allowing users to take an electrocardiogram they can share with their doctor.

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U.S. Navy Sends Ships Out To Sea Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:24

Nearly 30 naval ships were ordered to leave the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia on Monday in order to escape the storm.

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Insurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won't Pay For OxyContin Anymore

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:12

Embattled drugmaker Purdue Pharma defends OxyContin as some insurers are dropping the drug in favor of other abuse-deterrent opioid painkillers.

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Planned Parenthood Chooses Baltimore's Health Commissioner As Its Next President

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:10

Wen was an ER physician before she became the city's health commissioner. In her new role, she will be the first doctor in nearly 50 years to lead Planned Parenthood.

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Under Threat At Home, Refugee Scholars Find Academic Havens At U.S. Universities

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:07

American universities have created a consortium that offers temporary academic homes for refugee scholars threatened by war and authoritarian governments.

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'60 Minutes' Executive Producer Jeff Fager Out At CBS

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:46

CBS said Fager's exit was not directly related to allegations that he had ignored complaints about harassment from a number of women, but instead that he had "violated company policy."

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Novelist Who Penned 'How To Murder Your Husband' Essay Charged With Husband's Murder

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:45

Chef Daniel Brophy was shot dead in June at the culinary institute where he was an instructor. In 2011, his wife wrote a blog post imagining different methods and motives for killing one's spouse.

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'Dangerous' Islamist Preacher Set To Be Released Early From U.K. Prison

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 15:16

Anjem Choudary, convicted of exhorting people to join the Islamic State, is set to walk free next month after serving half of his sentence.

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Trump Executive Order Would Punish Foreigners Linked To Election Interference

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:22

The new order would allow the federal government to sanction foreign actors who were caught trying to influence U.S. elections.

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Blind Grocery Shoppers Access 'Second Set Of Eyes' Through App At Wegmans

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:17

An app service known as Aira is connecting blind and visually impaired grocery shoppers with sighted guides that help them navigate the aisles at Wegmans through their smartphones.

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