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A surprise breakfast ingredient pulls this quick taco meat recipe together

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:00

A young woman's family recipes transformed the menu at a restaurant in Arizona where she worked. Decades later, the business is gone but the owners' granddaughter still makes the taco filling today.

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This Kentucky ham recipe needs 24 hours of 'sleep' before it's ready to eat

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:00

When Grandpa put on his raincoat, that meant it was time to move the ham off the stove, just one step in Grandma's slow-cook process for a salt-cured country ham.

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Lamb curry shakes up a traditional Christmas dinner. It started with a stay in Nigeria

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:00

A choice of toppings lets all of the relatives around the table make this meal their own. And it's OK to substitute chicken or tofu if lamb is not your thing.

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When COVID closed India, these women opened their hearts — and wallets

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 07:00

Sangeeta Siwan lost her job and wasn't able to pay rent or feed her family. Her neighbors helped her survive. A study of giving in India during the pandemic shows she wasn't alone.

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The war in Ukraine is set to slow this winter, according to US intelligence

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 06:11

The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia's war in Ukraine is running at a "reduced tempo" and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months.

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Would-be Speaker McCarthy can learn from predecessors' struggles for the big gavel

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 06:00

Rep. McCarthy is still likely to win the House Speaker role on January 3rd. However, managing the majority and achieving its legislative and political goals in another matter.

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Mexican authorities are investigating Shanquella Robinson's death as a femicide

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 06:00

It's the latest development in a homicide case that continues to capture attention both in the U.S. and abroad.

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In the hunt for a male contraceptive, scientists look to stop sperm in their tracks

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 05:01

For decades birth control research focused on women. Now there's a new push to develop gels, pills or other products that could keep men from getting their partners pregnant.

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El Salvador has sent 10,000 police to seal off a town and search for gang members

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 04:55

The operation is one of the largest mobilizations yet in President Nayib Bukele's crackdown on street gangs.

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Some Covid restrictions have been eased in China after widespread protests last week

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 04:48

China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations.

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Argentina is headed to the quarterfinals after beating Australia 2-1

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 16:13

Lionel Messi put Argentina ahead with his third goal at this year's tournament and ninth in total at the World Cup — one more than Diego Maradona.

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TikTok star Noodle the pug dies at age 14

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 14:50

Jonathan Graziano took to TikTok to announce the sad news to his 4.4 million followers on Saturday. Noodles won fans over with a game called "no bones" to decide what kind of day it was.

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This ATM at Art Basel has a twist: It posts a picture of you with your bank balance

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 12:08

The ATM created by art collective MSCHF puts the cash balance of those who use it on display at the Art Basel in Miami Beach and ranks people by wealth.

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The U.S.'s 2022 World Cup run is over after falling to the Netherlands, 3-1

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:53

The Dutch were favored and higher-ranked but the U.S. had found ways to keep moving on during the World Cup. But the Netherlands high-powered offense was too much for the U.S.

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Thousands protest in South Korea in support of truckers

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:37

Demonstrators marched in South Korea's capital denouncing government attempts to force thousands of striking truckers back to work after they walked out in a dispute over the price of freight.

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Beijing and other cities in China end required COVID-19 tests for public transit

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:06

The slight relaxation of testing requirements comes follows protests across China by residents frustrated by the rigid enforcement of anti-virus restrictions.

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Mpox will not be renewed as a public health emergency next year

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 06:00

Cases of Mpox, which was previously named monkeypox, peaked in August and fell steadily over the past months to a daily average of seven new cases by the end of November.

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Republicans won House seats in blue New York. Those wins could help shape Congress

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:01

A relative red wave in New York U.S. House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But several winners were moderate Republicans with little appetite for far-right provocation.

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Discovery of ancient bronze statues in Italy may rewrite Etruscan and Roman history

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:01

The discoveries shed light on what the Italian Culture Ministry calls a "unique multicultural and multilingual haven of peace" between Etruscans and Romans at a time when they were mostly at war.

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Thanks to the 'tripledemic,' it can be hard to find kids' fever-reducing medicines

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 05:00

Makers of products like Children's Tylenol say they're trying to keep up with big demand as RSV, flu, and COVID spread. But medical experts note that kids' fevers don't always call for medicine.

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