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Detained US migrants continue hunger strike in protest at conditions

Inmates at an immigration detention centre outside Seattle are on a fifth day of a hunger strike to protest deportations and detention conditions in the latest challenge to US immigration policies.<p>Dozens, possibly hundreds, were believed to have continued rejecting food on Tuesday in what activists …

Meethi Mathri - Sweet Mathri- Indian Sweet Cracker Recipe by Manjula

What Do I Do With ... Nondairy Milks?

If you avoid dairy for health or ethical reasons, you’re probably familiar with soymilk. And rice milk. And maybe even almond milk. At my local …

CAULIFLOWER + BROWN RICE GRATIN

I've said for years now that I hate moving and after the past few weeks I can confidently say I still stand by that sentiment. I know there are …

Food for Thought: California's Drought

photo courtesy of The Alliance for Water Efficiency<p>Highway signs throughout California plead, “Serious drought. Help save water,” as city councils …

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Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

0<p>SHARES<p><i>A round-up of VT editors’ favorite newsworthy links.</i><p>San Francisco moves one step closer to banning the sale of plastic water bottles. …

TELL VT: What do you miss most from your pre-veg diet?

<b>TELL VT: What do you miss most from your pre-veg diet, and what do you eat now to satisfy your hankering?</b><p>Share your comment below, and see what …

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Obama's Confidence In Obamacare Enrollments Defies Concerns About Who Has Actually Paid

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama said on Friday that the 4.2 million enrollments in Obamacare so far were likely …

Colleges Offer to Pay Students to Take a Gap Year

MEDFORD, Mass. — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."<p>A new program at Tufts University and existing ones at a handful of other schools aim to remove the …

Obama hampers for-profit colleges

The Obama administration on Friday took an aggressive step to crack down on for-profit career training colleges, proposing a regulatory regimen that could shut down hundreds of degree programs — enrolling a million students in fields ranging from accounting to air-conditioning repair — for failing …

Warren Buffett: my perfect pension portfolio

Overlooked in his annual address, the ‘Sage of Omaha’ gave a guide to safely living off a pension pot. Richard Evans explains.<p>Retired savers who choose to avoid annuities and live off the income generated by their investments received help from an unlikely source last month: Warren Buffett, the …

Five strategies to get the most Social Security

President Barack Obama wants to eliminate, as part of his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, aggressive Social Security claiming strategies “which …

Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah Have Grown Up a Lot in 10 Years

Looking back at the past, it's hard to believe how much current NBA players have grown through the years.<p>Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah are two of the NBA's best big men. However, they didn't look much different than the average teenager 10 years ago:<p>Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard, 10 years ago: …

Are the Democrats doomed?

This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker.<p>Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at risk this year than Republicans do. Of the 36 …

In-the-know insiders are dumping stocks

A previous version of this story, published on March 14, incorrectly described the factors that the Vickers Weekly Insider Report takes into account …

More Clinton documents released

<b>(CNN) -</b> The William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released another batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House that had previously been sealed.<p>The documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of …

Clinton W.H. floated ending filibuster

How long have Democrats been tired of Republican filibusters? At least 20 years.<p>In fact, some members of Bill Clinton’s White House team were so tired of them in October 1994 that they floated the idea of launching a drive to “eliminate dilatory rules like the filibuster,” according to a new batch …

Breakthrough On Jobless Benefits May Lead To Blind Alley

The bipartisan agreement in the Senate over a five-month extension of federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless may seem like a breakthrough.<p>But for Sister Marge Clark, senior lobbyist for NETWORK — a national Catholic social justice lobby that welcomes the news, the fact that the …

White House: Sequester No Longer Applies to Part of Obamacare

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has de­cided that the se­quester’s man­dat­ory spend­ing cuts no longer ap­ply to part of Obama­care.<p>The health care law …

Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

WASHINGTON— PresidentObamaworked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination.<p>But gay rights advocates are upset about something he has not done that they say he could …

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Surprising Science Experiment Backs 5-Second Rule For Dropped Food

If you’ve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, here’s a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often …

Governor drama in Obama backyard

President Barack Obama’s home state could be the jewel in Republicans’ crown this November, but much is riding on what happens in Tuesday’s Illinois primary.<p>Obama won by more than 15 percentage points in 2012 in the reliably blue state, but Republicans believe the Illinois governor’s mansion is …

Canada's Inuit face human trafficking fears | Canada

Inuit families sell their babies online, pimp out their daughters and turn a blind eye to human trafficking.<p>These are some of the claims made by Canadian consultant Helen Roos in a 159-page report released in November 2013, that presents anecdotal evidence of sexual abuse and human trafficking in …

Pistorius trial: Nation of competing realities

<b>This can be a bewildering country.</b><p>Take one exit on the drive north from Johannesburg to Pretoria and you'd think you were in downtown Geneva. Take the next and it's more like Kinshasa.<p>Different worlds - in a nation of notorious inequality.<p>And as we've seen this week, those sharp contrasts - in …

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