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President Taft lost 60 pounds on a low-carb diet

Taft, the heaviest commander in chief and a yo-yo dieter, worked with doctors to lose weight.<p>President William Howard Taft, the country's heaviest commander in chief and a high-profile yo-yo dieter in his day, lost 60 pounds in the early 1900s on a low-carb diet with the help of a diet …

Bacon Brussels Sprouts With Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Brown-butter vinaigrette and a generous garnish of bacon make this veggie side dish almost as satisfying as a main course. Even so, the overall flavor is surprisingly light and refreshing, thanks to the crisp, tender texture of the Brussels sprouts and a generous squirt of lemon.<p>This recipe uses a …

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, Slaw and Pina Colada Crema

As much as I enjoy eating grilled meat right off the stick it is always fun to use it as an ingredient in another dish and as I was munching on the …

Family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets rights to her cells, 62 years after they were taken

While 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks laid in a hospital bed, dying of cervical cancer, doctors took two samples of the tumor cells growing inside her. 62 years later, those cells are still growing and have served as the foundation for countless experiments, including vaccine development and drug …

By The Numbers: How Twitter Reacted To The George Zimmerman Verdict

Expletives not included.<p>In the first 26 hours after the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Twitter exploded. But how do we figure out the balance of interaction on Twitter? What were people saying, and in what proportion?<p>The Pew Research Center, a think tank that …

Before Trayvon Martin Was a Symbol, He Was a Teenager

Lost in all the horrible politics surrounding his death is the story of a boy. Before he became yet another flash point in America's painful and never-ending racial drama, Trayvon Martin was just a normal teenager. Here, at last, is the story of what was lost on that February night.<p><b>February 5, …

Bacon- and Gouda-Stuffed Meatloaf With Tomato Marmalade and Loaded Smashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: The meat tastes wonderful the next day, sliced and tucked into crusty bread with a wisp of mayonnaise and a dollop of tomato relish.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Bacon- and Gouda-Stuffed Meatloaf With Tomato Marmalade and Loaded Smashed Potatoes</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Meatloaf:</b>1 pound ground beef3/4 …

Judge bars audio experts from George Zimmerman trial who say screams were not his

In a major victory for murder suspect George Zimmerman, a judge Saturday ruled that prosecutors may not put on the witness stand two state audio experts who say the voice heard screaming for help on a 911 call was someone other than Zimmerman.<p>Those screams, recorded while Zimmerman was fighting …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …