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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That's why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.

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'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.

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The Many New Voices Of Taylor Swift

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Swift has received accolades and damnation mostly for her image or the messages she supposedly sends, which must be irritating for a musician so clearly devoted to perfecting her techniques.

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Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Celebrate Saturday's holiday (and, by extension, lost loved ones) with laughter, tears and music.

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What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.

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Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."

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Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.

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So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site. The site will be open Friday.

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Maine's Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola and says she is asymptomatic, defied Gov. Paul LePage by setting off on a morning bike ride with her boyfriend.

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