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Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

If I say cinnamon, you say ... sugar? It's a popular combination, of course.<p>But if you're interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.<p>For instance, says John Critchley, executive chef at Bourbon Steak Restaurant in Washington, D.C., why not add …

W.H. looks to spread good ACA news

If Democrats get their way, the next phase of the Obamacare wars will see something unusual: a flood of success stories.<p>The White House, Democratic lawmakers and advocacy organizations will launch a campaign this week to highlight real-life experiences under the Affordable Care Act — tales so …

White House Allies Push For CEO To Run Obamacare

(Repeating Dec. 29 story with no changes)<p>By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the …

US Working 'Behind the Scenes' for Al Qaeda Hostage Release, State Says

The U.S. government is working "behind the scenes" to secure the release of American al Qaeda hostage Warren Weinstein, the State Department said in …

VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

The first eruption of eastern El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano in 37 years sent ash and gas soaring as much as six miles into the air on Sunday and led authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes.<p>According to the country's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the …

Uruguay may have started a marijuana legalization storm in Latin America

It’s barely been a month since Uruguay moved to legalize marijuana, and yet the effects of the decision are already being felt well outside of its borders.<p>Neighboring Argentina, a long-time proponent of keeping marijuana illegal, gave its first indication that Uruguay’s pivot has tempted it to at …

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Children 'beheaded and mutilated' in Central African Republic, says Unicef

The UN agency for children says attacks against children have reached new levels of viciousness in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian militias left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced an estimated 400,000 in Bangui, the capital, this …

Minnesota Vikings interested in college coaches, according to 3 reports

Jim Mora and Bill O'Brien could be targets for Minnesota.<p>The Minnesota Vikings are one of a handful of NFL teams beginning a coaching search, and the team is reportedly looking at the college ranks for Leslie Frazier's replacement.<p>A specific name floated has been UCLA head coach Jim Mora, although …

NFL playoff odds: 49ers, Colts favored in Wild Card round

All the home teams are favored except Green Bay, who plays the underdog role.<p>The playoffs are finally here, and with them comes new betting lines for all four wild card games.<p>Week 17 #Lookits • Mike Ditka is tuckered out • Tom Brady, punter extraordinaire • Sheldon Richardson fat guy touchdown, Pt. …

Cowboys expected to fire Monte Kiffin, per report

Dallas is likely to be in the market for another coordinator after what turned into a mess on defense.<p>The Dallas Cowboys are expected to fire defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, according to Jay Glazer.<p>Black Monday • Mike Shanahan and staff out • Rod Chudzinski let go after just one season • Leslie …

UFC 168 Recap: The Women Outshine the Men as Silva's Leg Breaks in Half

UFC 168 was promoted as an event filled with grudge matches. For the uninitiated, a grudge match means the two athletes have fought before. While this type of hype makes for great marketing, the actual event was a mixed bag. The final UFC event of 2013 was filled with enough minute men to make …

Arizona remains No. 1 in AP poll

Arizona and Syracuse lead the same first five teams in The Associated Press' Top 25 poll for the fourth straight week.<p>The Wildcats (13-0) saw their …