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Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

28 min 46 sec ago

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.

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Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack

1 hour 2 min ago

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

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Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

1 hour 47 min ago

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

1 hour 48 min ago

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

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India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket

1 hour 56 min ago

An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.

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Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student

2 hours 10 min ago

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

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FIFA Begins Meeting After American Lawyer's Angry Resignation

2 hours 42 min ago

Soccer's governing body will, among other things, discuss preparations for the 2018 World Cup. But it's the resignation of Michael Garcia over his corruption report that is likely to draw attention.

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Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

3 hours 7 min ago

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

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2014 Saw Fewest Executions In 20 Years, Report Finds

3 hours 12 min ago

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

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Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

3 hours 20 min ago

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

3 hours 20 min ago

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

3 hours 50 min ago

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

3 hours 50 min ago

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

3 hours 57 min ago

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

3 hours 57 min ago

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

5 hours 43 min ago

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

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New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

6 hours 9 min ago

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

6 hours 9 min ago

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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With Sony Hack, Nation-State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

9 hours 52 min ago

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation-states typically make covert attacks.

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Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

10 hours 1 min ago

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

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