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8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, …

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits record high

The global average concentration of the greenhouse gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March for the first time since record-keeping began.<p>NOAA …

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

From Foster Care To Freshman Year

By the time she aged out of foster care, Jasmine Uqdah had spent nearly half her life in the system. On a summer day in 2008, Uqdah grabbed her duffel bag and two small garbage bags, and she stuffed everything she owned inside.<p>It wasn't much — just some clothes and a few stuffed animals. She said …

: Hannah Thomas-Garner

<b>UPDATE (March 8th, 2015):</b><p>Hannah Thomas Garner has been found safe in Santa Cruz, California.<p>Hannah's father, Jeff Garner, told NBC affiliate KOBI his daughter called him on Saturday and said she wanted to come home. "She called me and said, "Dad I'm sorry I put everyone through this." "Are you …

Crime

Grand Juror in Michael Brown Case Wants Court to Remove Gag Order

A member of the grand jury that declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Missouri, sued in federal court on Monday for the right to talk about the case publicly.<p>The grand juror was represented by the American Civil …

Mike Shanahan offers Bears more than just a Jay Cutler fix

Mike Shanahan wants to be a head coach again, and the Bears' vacancy happens to come equipped with a certain maligned quarterback he once helped elevate to a Pro Bowl appearance.<p>The Bears shouldn't disproportionately account for Jay Cutler during the hiring process this time around, but Cutler …

NFL

Ex-Rwandan Officer Goes On Trial In France For Genocide

A former army captain alleged to have participated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide is on trial in Paris, where the case might shed light on France's support of those involved in the massacre.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And …

Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham

Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," and Ken Ham "Answers in Genesis" squared off Tuesday night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The debate between the two men on the origins of the universe had been highly-anticipated.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>A famous trial in the 1920s tested the question of …

Vatican Let Abuse Of Kids Go On For Decades, U.N. Panel Says

The Vatican "has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by, and the impunity of, the …

Peyton Manning to join Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Tiger Woods won’t be at Pebble Beach this week, but his favorite NFL quarterback will be, as Peyton Manning will join Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and a couple other QBs in this week’s celebrity pro-am.<p>Peyton Manning will try to ease the disappointment of the shellacking he and the Broncos took at …