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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

This month we'll once again get to watch the spectacle that is the Olympics; hundreds of the world's finest athletes coming together in what is, for the most part, a friendly competition to prove themselves the best. Beyond their obvious athletic prowess, I really admire these athletes as amazing …

Air Evacuation Is Being Considered For Antarctic Passengers

The crew and expedition leaders aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy are considering an air evacuation of the passengers on board the ship, which is stuck in Antarctic ice.<p>As we've reported, two different vessels with ice breaking equipment have been dispatched to rescue the ship but both have had to …

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Big Changes To Student Loans

BOSTON -- College graduates struggling to repay their student loans should have an easier time getting their debt eliminated if they go into bankruptcy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday.<p>Warren laid out several reforms to address the rising costs of higher education in a speech at the …

The Tea Party Makes Sense Of The Shutdown

The Affordable Care Act has been at the center of the budget debate that has shut down the government.<p>Tea Party Republicans in the House have led the charge to try to repeal or delay Obamacare in exchange for funding the government.<p>They were cheered for taking on the health law by Tea Party …

Angola 3 Inmate Tastes Brief, 'Bittersweet' Freedom

Herman Wallace died early Friday in New Orleans, three days after gaining his freedom. Wallace had spent the previous 41 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana.<p>While already serving a 50-year sentence for armed robbery, Wallace was convicted of the murder of a prison guard in 1974, along with …

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A Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Tour of Albuquerque

TV Tourism<p>From Walt's house to the candy shop that produced the blue meth, see the Alburqueque spots that have starred in 'Breaking Bad.'<p>09.22.13 …

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Google plans to disrupt America’s favorite sport—but not in the way everyone expects

Google and the National Football League met recently, reigniting speculation that Google will disrupt cable and satellite television providers. By constructing its ultra high-speed Google Fiber internet service in Kansas City, Austin and Provo to create a next-generation internet test bed, Google …

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Another Measles Outbreak In A Religious Community

From North Texas back to Northern Europe: A measles outbreak that began at the end of May 2013 in the Netherlands continues, having hit 1,266 people and resulting in 90 cases of pneumonia, one case of encephalitis, and 82 hospital admissions. That’s a 6.5% hospitalization rate in a developed …