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The political sugar high of 2015 will make you sick

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:25
When you eat a bowl of Simply Granola in the morning, you may think you’re making a healthy start to the day, courtesy of Quaker Oats. But you’re taking in the amount of sugar in almost four Oreo cookies. When you listen to the politicians who want to lead the United States through the treacherous […]
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The political sugar high of 2015 will make you sick

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:25
When you eat a bowl of Simply Granola in the morning, you may think you’re making a healthy start to the day, courtesy of Quaker Oats. But you’re taking in the amount of sugar in almost four Oreo cookies. When you listen to the politicians who want to lead the United States through the treacherous […]

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:24
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book is written in the form of a letter to his son, who is trying to make sense of blatant racial injustice and come to grips with his place in the world.









Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by opponents of the tunnels.

Lockdown lifted at U.S. nuke site after sniffer-dog false alarm

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:15
No explosive residue or device was found on the truck after a search by law enforcement, the Savannah River Site said in a statement on its Facebook page. The dog had barked at a truck that services vending machines, said an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The facility, which was put in lockdown for a "potential security event" following the alarm, purifies highly enriched uranium and is part of the DoE's nuclear arm.

Trump takes a detour off the trail, reports for jury duty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:13

Donald Trump, center, gives a fist bump to a pedestrian as he arrives for jury duty in New York, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Trump was due to report for jury duty Monday in Manhattan. The front-runner said last week before a rally in New Hampshire that he would willingly take a break from the campaign trail to answer the summons. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump pulled up in a long black limousine and gave a very presidential wave as he made his way into the building. Then the billionaire promptly found himself seated next to ordinary, wage-earning, subway-riding New Yorkers, forced to wait — and wait some more — for the wheels of justice to turn.


Smugglers help enslaved Yazidis escape Islamic State

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:13
How an Iraqi businessman secures the release of enslaved Yazidis
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Rail fares 'rise faster than wages'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:11
Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, new analysis suggests.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The Syrian refugee who says: 'Don't come to Sweden!'

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:07
Advice from a Syrian refugee in Sweden
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Bangkok eyewitnesses describe horror

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:06
Eyewitness accounts of a bomb explosion close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 120.
Categories: BBC World News

Is France’s supermarket waste law heading for Europe?

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:03
The French law that makes supermarkets give food away
Categories: BBC World News

August 1985: The worst month for air disasters

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:02
The single month with four air disasters
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What would you pay for that meal?

NBA - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:59
A New Jersey chef is offering customers a menu with no prices for the month of August, encouraging them to order as many dishes as they would like at his two side-by-side restaurants. When diners signal for the check, servers ask, “How much would you like to pay?”
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What would you pay for that meal?

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:59
A New Jersey chef is offering customers a menu with no prices for the month of August, encouraging them to order as many dishes as they would like at his two side-by-side restaurants. When diners signal for the check, servers ask, “How much would you like to pay?”
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What would you pay for that meal?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:59
A New Jersey chef is offering customers a menu with no prices for the month of August, encouraging them to order as many dishes as they would like at his two side-by-side restaurants. When diners signal for the check, servers ask, “How much would you like to pay?”

Big decisions cost Cherries - Howe

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:58
Eddie Howe says "unforgiving" decisions cost his Bournemouth team after Christian Benteke's controversial Liverpool winner.
Categories: BBC World News

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:58

FILE - In this Monday, May 18, 2015 photo, wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev. Wet weather in May and June prompted optimistic projections Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states. The West remains in a historic drought, and Lake Mead right now is just 38 percent full. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wet weather in May and June brought good news Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states.


VIDEO: Who could be behind Bangkok attack?

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:55
With the Thai government saying it does not know who is to blame for a bomb blast in Bangkok,, Bridget Kendall looks at who could be behind the deadly attack.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Who could be behind Bangkok attack?

BBC World News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:55
With the Thai government saying it does not know who is to blame for a bomb blast in Bangkok,, Bridget Kendall looks at who could be behind the deadly attack.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: As Scott Walker Struggles in Iowa, His Campaign Reaches Out to a Strategist

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:54
A consultant to Scott Walker’s presidential campaign telephoned a Georgia-based Republican strategist last week to sound him out about working for Mr. Walker, a sign Mr. Walker is considering staff changes as his campaign is being eclipsed by Donald J. Trump.