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Despite Similarities, Pocahontas Gets Love, Malinche Gets Hate. Why?

November 25, 2015 - 3:41pm

La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.

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MSF Director Unsatisfied With Pentagon's 'Admission Of Gross Negligence'

November 25, 2015 - 3:06pm

The Pentagon's report says the Doctors Without Borders hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. The group's executive director, Jason Cone, says it raises more questions than it answers.

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Since Ferguson, A Rise In Charges Against Police Officers

November 25, 2015 - 2:41pm

The numbers remain small, and hard to quantify, but prosecutors seem to be under pressure to charge police in on-duty shootings, and the "benefit of the doubt" they enjoyed seems to be eroding.

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New York Subway Pulls Nazi-Themed Ads For New Show, The Man In The High Castle

November 25, 2015 - 2:35pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly asked for the removal of the advertisements featuring Nazi imagery. The ads were promoting a new show produced by Amazon.

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Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

November 25, 2015 - 2:24pm

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

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Don't Squander That Squash: Like Fine Wine, It Might Improve With Age

November 25, 2015 - 1:29pm

Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.

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Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

November 25, 2015 - 1:10pm

At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.

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Busted: EPA Discovers Dow Weedkiller Claim, Wants It Off The Market

November 25, 2015 - 1:09pm

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to withdraw approval of a controversial herbicide made by Dow AgroSciences. The firm made conflicting claims to EPA and the Patent Office about the product.

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Some Ancient Farmers Grew Fava Beans Before They Grew Grains

November 25, 2015 - 11:13am

The fava bean is a key staple in much of the world. Researchers say they've found fava beans in the Galilee region of Israel dating over 10,000 years ago — before grains had been domesticated there.

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From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

November 25, 2015 - 10:41am

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

November 25, 2015 - 10:16am

Nobody wants a side of politics on the Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through. You may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

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Obama: No Specific, Credible Terrorist Threat Against U.S.

November 25, 2015 - 10:06am

The president gave a statement urging Americans to travel and gather this Thanksgiving holiday without fear.

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Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

November 25, 2015 - 9:59am

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of an $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

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To Reduce Infant Deaths, Doctors Call For A Ban Of Crib Bumpers

November 25, 2015 - 9:37am

Those adorable padded bumpers shown in baby-gear catalogs can be a hazard, and researchers say babies continue to suffocate even though a federal agency has told parents not to use them.

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Attack On MSF Hospital A 'Tragic But Avoidable Accident,' Pentagon Finds

November 25, 2015 - 9:00am

The Oct. 3 strike on a Doctors Without Borders facility in Afghanistan — which killed 30 people — was found to be the result of human error, compounded by faulty equipment and communication failures.

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Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

November 25, 2015 - 7:56am

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

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Premiums Rise Faster For Flexible Health Plans Than For HMOs

November 25, 2015 - 6:48am

The cost of health plans that allow more choices of doctors and hospitals are rising almost twice as much as those with rigid networks, finds an analysis of markets around the country.

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Brussels Cautiously Opens For Business As Search For Suspects Continues

November 25, 2015 - 6:16am

Although the city remains on high alert, schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening — with the conspicuous addition of armed soldiers and police officers around the city.

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The Peculiar Parade Of Thanksgiving Traditions

November 25, 2015 - 5:34am

Though it may seem like a fixed point in a fast-moving world, the Thanksgiving holiday continues to change and evolve.

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Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

November 25, 2015 - 5:04am

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

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