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A Detroit Opera Celebrates Frida Kahlo's Life And Cooking

February 25, 2015 - 6:34pm

The Michigan Opera Theater is mounting a production in March of Frida. The city's Mexican restaurants are getting involved by honoring the Mexican artist's recipes and cooking with special menus.

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Morgan Stanley Agrees To $2.6 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Settlement

February 25, 2015 - 6:14pm

The settlement is the latest in a string tied to the mortgage practices that led to the housing bubble, which was mostly responsible for the great recession.

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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

February 25, 2015 - 5:44pm

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.

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Global Rules Of Greeting Vary, But Biden And Travolta Get No Support

February 25, 2015 - 5:38pm

The vice president and the actor are getting panned for the way they greeted women in the past week. That made us wonder: What's the greeting etiquette in parts of the world we cover in our blog?

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

February 25, 2015 - 5:28pm

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

February 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

February 25, 2015 - 4:59pm

Drones aren't the only airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing the Dutch town of Purmerend. Hormones, perhaps? Or maybe it's just hungry.

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An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

February 25, 2015 - 4:59pm

Drones aren't only the airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

February 25, 2015 - 4:58pm

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

February 25, 2015 - 4:33pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.

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Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

February 25, 2015 - 4:25pm

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

February 25, 2015 - 4:19pm

In science classrooms across the country, middle-schoolers will take part in an iconic activity this year: frog dissection.

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As Washington Prepares To Legalize Pot, Congressman Threatens To Arrest Mayor

February 25, 2015 - 3:51pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city would continue with its plans to legalize pot at midnight. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said the District would be in "willful violation of the law."

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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

February 25, 2015 - 3:14pm

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

February 25, 2015 - 3:01pm

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

February 25, 2015 - 1:56pm

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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FBI Arrests 3 Men For Allegedly Plotting To Join Islamic State In Syria

February 25, 2015 - 1:40pm

The three men from Brooklyn were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Two of the men had already purchased tickets to Istanbul.

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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

February 25, 2015 - 1:33pm

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.

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Toronto Police Try To Uncover Riddle Of Mystery Tunnel

February 25, 2015 - 12:48pm

Police are asking for the public's help to discover who built a large tunnel in north Toronto. The discovery, ahead of this summer's Pan American and Parapan Am Games, is fueling security concerns.

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Supreme Court Sides With Fisherman In Case Of The Missing Fish

February 25, 2015 - 12:32pm

At issue was whether discarding fish after a raid for undersized red grouper violated the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The justices said the law, passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, didn't apply to fish.

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