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Turkey talk: White vs. dark meat, when to thaw, and other facts

Turkey talk: White vs. dark meat, when to thaw, and other facts

By Julie Borg
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Food | Before you chow down on your Thanksgiving dinner this year, here are some interesting turkey facts to chew on, brought to you by the wonderful world of…

What goes into the mouth

What goes into the mouth

By Sophia Lee
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Food | The material symbol of God’s blessings at Thanksgiving time is a table laden with food, but many of us have trouble accepting grace. As legitimate concerns…

Congress takes another stab at farm subsidies and food stamps

By Andrew Branch
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Politics | In its first post-shutdown test, Congress must rehash this summer’s farm bill fiasco. After threatening financial disaster for their principles, both…

Woman blames Red Bull for grandson’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | Did drinking Red Bull kill an otherwise healthy 33-year-old man? His grandmother claims it did. This week, Patricia Terry announced she is suing the drink…

Web Reads: We’re all human

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Human. The website of 29-year-old photographer Brandon Stanton, who has talked to and…

Signs and Wonders: Don’t mess with Texas or Ted Cruz

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Cruzing. I had to change planes in Houston over the weekend and picked up the Houston Chronicle , which ran a front page story on Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,

BPA-miscarriage scare tied together with weak scientific links

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A small, unproven study raised concerns this week that the plastic additiveBisphenol A, better known as BPA, causes miscarriage. The researchers suggested…

Uneven rainfall cinches Corn Belt for lower crop yields

By Dave Bell
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Agriculture | For the second year in a row, Iowa farmers in the nation’s Corn Belt faced a severe drought, leading to lower yields of corn and soybeans. But other states…

House takes bite out of food stamp program

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Food stamps are the face of welfare, and House Republicans are determined to force a showdown with the president and Senate over the nation’s social…

Food stamp propaganda: Eligible equals hungry

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Limiting himself to one meal a day, struggling mechanic and food stamp recipient Dustin Rigsby hunts deer and rodents to feed his wife and 1-year-old.

Not as fat as they used to be

By Cheryl Keen
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Health | As students crowd back into classrooms and cafeterias, debates continue over healthy lunches and the role of physical education classes. But the Centers for…

Schools quit healthy lunch program after it fails the kid test

By Andrew Branch
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Food | After just one year, some schools are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at…

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