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'Badass': The One Word That Has Become A Lightning Rod For Many Female Chefs

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:35

In her new book, Charlotte Druckman asks over 100 female chefs and food writers if there are any words or phrases they wish people would stop using to describe them. One word was a bit of a surprise.

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Hong Kong In Tumult: Man Is Set On Fire Hours After Police Officer Shoots Protester

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 09:40

Two shocking incidents of violence mark a day that saw police use tear gas and water cannons and protesters throw bricks and Molotov cocktails.

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The Harvard Law Student And DREAMer Whose Fate Could Be Decided By Supreme Court

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:50

Mitchell Santos Toledo was brought to the U.S. when he was 2. "This is our home," he says.

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:05

For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other treatments, the opioid dose can be reduced.

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Remembering The 1st Veterans Memorialized By Veterans Day

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:01

Many Americans may have forgotten that Veterans Day began as a commemoration of World War I veterans. NPR's Kathleen Rushlow remembers her grandfather, who served in the 12th Machine Gun Battalion.

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The Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Begins A New Phase This Week: What You Need To Know

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:00

After weeks of closed-door depositions, Democrats are planning open hearings this week about the Ukraine affair. Here's where the story stands — and what's coming next.

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 00:01

In an interview with NPR about her new book, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid the "toxic" and "trashy" White House — and that she'll campaign for Trump in 2020.

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Whistleblower Offer To Field Written Questions Stands, But GOP Seeks Public Testimony

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 18:27

House Republicans want the anonymous wistleblower to appear in-person, but they have not responded to an offer to have the unnamed individual answer written questions under oath.

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6 Killed And 100 Injured In Latest Security Forces Crackdown In Baghdad Protests

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 13:39

Since the clashes started last month, more than 300 protesters have been killed and 15,000 others wounded. Protesters demand overhauls to the country's political system and an end to corruption.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls For New Elections Amid Protests

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 12:13

The announcement comes after an audit found "clear manipulation" of a computer system, which affected the final count of October's vote. Unrest prompted by fraud allegations has led to three deaths.

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500 Years Later, The Spanish Conquest Of Mexico Is Still Being Debated

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 09:00

The meeting of Aztec Emperor Montezuma II and Hernán Cortés and the events that followed weigh heavily in Mexico half a millennium later.

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'Like Getting My Father Back': WWII POW's Art Returned To His Family

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 08:09

Howard Weistling dreamed of becoming a great comic strip artist, but he felt compelled to enlist in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He eventually created a comic while a prisoner of war in Germany.

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Who Will Decide On The Dalai Lama's Successor — His Supporters Or Beijing?

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 08:09

"The Dalai Lama's reincarnation is a civilizational struggle between China and Tibetans over who controls Tibetan Buddhism," says Amitabh Mathur, a former Indian government adviser on Tibetan affairs.

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Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 07:01

Elections specialists worry that politicians' scurrilous claims about vote fraud — when it seldom has a decisive effect on outcomes — erodes confidence in democracy.

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Skywatchers In North America Hope For Clear Skies To See Transit Of Mercury

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 07:00

Monday morning, the solar system's innermost planet will begin a 5.5-hour march across the disc of the sun. All you need to see it are clear skies and access to a telescope with a sun filter.

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As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 07:00

Hikers and hunters have long relied on horses, mules and llamas to carry gear on long backcountry trips. Now, many are getting into goats. Many say they're superior, but critics see risks to wildlife.

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Here's How 2 Schools Have Made Free College Work — For Decades

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 07:00

The idea of tuition-free college isn't a new concept for some schools. Two colleges in Kentucky have been making it work for years.

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Studying The Ripple Effects Of Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 07:00

Scientists have frozen their ship to an ice floe to study the causes and consequences of diminishing Arctic ice, in the hopes of improving how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

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Hundreds March In Reenactment Of A Historic, But Long Forgotten Slave Rebellion

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 20:42

Artist Dread Scott organized the 26-mile trek to New Orleans as a tribute to the men and women who protested their enslavement in the German Coast Uprising of 1811 by re-imagining a different outcome.

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You Can Get A Master's In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 16:57

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, now has a master's program dedicated to the science and therapeutics of medical weed because of a growing number of students looking for expertise in the field.

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