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Chipotle's Pulled Pork Highlights Debate Over Sow Welfare

January 19, 2015 - 4:07pm

Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It's because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there's debate about whether that's really worse for the animals.

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NFL's Wilfork Lifts Driver Out Of Crashed Car, Hours After AFC Title Game

January 19, 2015 - 4:06pm

Massachusetts State Police say New England defensive tackle Vince Wilfork stopped at an accident Sunday night and helped lift a woman out of a crashed car "with one hand."

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Whistleblowers Say DOJ Grants Failed To Protect Kids Behind Bars

January 19, 2015 - 4:03pm

A Senate panel is investigating the use of federal grant money to states that incarcerated children alongside adult criminals. Whistleblowers have spent years flagging problems with the program.

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Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

January 19, 2015 - 2:36pm

Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs, mysterious pulses of radio waves coming from far, far away. Researchers in Australia say they've observed one in real time.

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From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

January 19, 2015 - 2:06pm

Detox diets are a hot trend, but scientists say there's really no evidence that they are necessary or helpful. One strategy that does make sense: Cut back on sugar. We tell you why.

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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

January 19, 2015 - 1:36pm

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Cover-Up Is Found Dead

January 19, 2015 - 12:53pm

The federal prosecutor was found dead from a gunshot wound, one day before he was to testify about an alleged cover-up after a deadly terrorist bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina.

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NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

January 19, 2015 - 11:05am

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."

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Nuclear Talks With Iran Recess After 'Limited' Progress

January 19, 2015 - 5:11am

Iran and six world powers wrapped up their latest round of talks in Geneva over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiations resume in February ahead of a self-imposed July 1 deadline for a deal.

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New Justice Department Environment Chief Takes Helm Of Gulf Spill Case

January 19, 2015 - 4:03am

John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.

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What Does Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Look Like To A 5-Year-Old?

January 19, 2015 - 3:35am

Teachers all over the country are finding ways to talk about the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In one Washington, D.C., classroom, the lessons about race come alive.

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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

January 19, 2015 - 3:34am

Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams and are able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?

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Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Brings A New Voice To Late Night TV

January 19, 2015 - 3:34am

The former Daily Show correspondent becomes the only black man to host an entertainment show on late night TV. And he starts on an important occasion; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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When Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Wane, This Procedure Can Help

January 19, 2015 - 3:33am

Bariatric surgery works for severely obese patients because it shrinks the size of the stomach. But years later, the stomach starts to expand and some patients regain the weight they lost.

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

January 19, 2015 - 3:32am

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.

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Shots Fired Near Vice President's Delaware Home, Biden Wasn't There

January 19, 2015 - 1:35am

Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., Saturday night, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

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Shots Fired Near Vice President's Delaware Home, Biden Wasn't There

January 19, 2015 - 1:35am

Someone fired multiple gunshots from a vehicle near Vice President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., Saturday night, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

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Smoke Got In His Eyes And Inspired A New Kind Of Lamp

January 18, 2015 - 11:59pm

As a boy in Kenya, Evans Wadongo struggled to do his homework by the light of kerosene and firewood. Now he has designed a solar-charged lamp made of scrap metal for sub-Saharan Africa.

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From Wax Cylinders To Records, Saving The Sounds Of History

January 18, 2015 - 8:44pm

Many of the items in The British Library's vast collection of recorded sound are in danger of disappearing. Some just physically won't last much longer; others are stored in long-dead formats.

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