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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.
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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.
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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.
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Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.
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Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.
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Chinese Tourists Rename Famous British Landmarks

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Britain wants a bigger share of the market for Chinese tourists. The tourist board VisitBritain held a a contest on Chinese social media to give Chinese names to British landmarks.
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Is That A Seal? No, It's A Man Who Collapsed In The Snow

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In Nova Scotia, Gerald Whitman crashed his car in a blizzard. Charlie Parker was shoveling snow, and at first thought he saw a seal. He found Whitman face down and brought him inside to wait for help.
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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.
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'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Iran often seems conflicted about its future. Last week, a big rally included the usual anti-American rhetoric, while the following day marked the opening of an international tourism exhibit.
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Judge's Decision Complicates Matters For Unauthorized Immigrants

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.
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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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How ISIS Has Expanded Beyond Its Syrian Stronghold

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State appears to be expanding again, with a presence in North Africa and Afghanistan. Three NPR correspondents discuss the evolution of the group.
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Examining The Entourage Effect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New psychological research explores a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. We hear why people like to create their own entourages.
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Why Penguins Can't Taste Fish

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Savor fish are a staple for penguins. Researchers say the birds' ability to taste umami disappeared more than 20 million years ago.
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Gallup Ranks Red And Blue States

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.
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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
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Even As Progressives Take Lead In Greece, Women Remain Out Of Power

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The new leftist Greek government says it wants to revolutionize a country that long has resisted change. So far, that hasn't included finally placing women at the highest levels of government.
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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This often puts consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.
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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.
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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.
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