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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:45am

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:45am

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:43am

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:36am

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.

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Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:48am

Long hours in practice might account for the higher concussion risk in high school and college football, a study finds. Some schools are retooling practice to the reduce the number of hits.

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Pepper Spray Thwarts Robbery Attempt

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:30am

A West Virginia man tried to rob a pharmacy. He brought along a can of pepper spray to immobilize the staff. He sprayed a cloud of the stuff. Then he was overcome by it himself.

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Phillies Fan Catches Foul Ball With Son Strapped To His Chest

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 6:24am

Mike Capko took his family to the ballpark for Mother's Day. He caught the foul ball as it flew straight for them. He snatched the ball one-handed with the baby still on his chest.

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Human Traffickers Victimize Fleeing Muslims In Myanmar

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Thousands of ethnic Muslims known as Rohingya are fleeing persecution in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. They cross into southern Thailand or take to boats on the Andaman Sea.

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Ebola Outbreak Over In Liberia, Not So In Sierra Leone, Guinea

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia which caused so much panic, death and devastation is officially over. What are the country's plans to rebuild its health care system?

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African Musicians Team Up For Song Against Xenophobia

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Grammy award-winning South African group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has teamed up with the golden voice of Mali's Salif Keita, in a recording against xenophobia. The collaboration comes as South Africa deals with an eruption of violence against mainly African foreigners. The theme: United We Stand.

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Courier Strike In Berlin Keeps ATMs From Being Replenished

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Germany might be the wealthiest country in Europe, but its capital city is running out of money. The security couriers who re-fill ATMs in Berlin have been on strike for more than a week, and there no sign of an end to the dispute. That's a problem in a country where almost 80 percent of all transactions are cash payments.

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Politics In The News: Patriot Act

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Lawmakers in Congress will be negotiating whether to extend the Patriot Act. That's the law written following the September 11th attacks, designed to thwart future acts of terrorism in the U.S. A key provision of the law is set to expire in a few weeks.

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Sculptor Chris Burden Dies At 69

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

The art world has lost a pioneering figure. Chris Burden, began as a performance artist and left a public work that's now a symbol for Los Angeles. He died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69 years old.

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Documentary Spotlights Perfectly Accessorized Iris Apfel

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' last film is a portrait of 93-year-old style icon and self-described "geriatric starlet" Aris Apfel.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

There's been a wave of violence against immigrant workers. Now the Grammy-winning singers have joined their voices with Mali's superstar Salif Keita. The message: "United we stand."

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Abuse Allegations Against U.N. Peacekeepers Raise Troubling Questions

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

The U.N. Human Rights official who gave French authorities a report detailing abuse claims at a Central African Republic camp, is back at work. He faces questions about whether he broke protocol.

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Prince Releases 'Baltimore'; Holds Concert In Troubled City

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

Prince performed in Baltimore Sunday night. It was billed as a "Rally 4 Peace" — just weeks after violence erupted following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Police officers are charged in his death.

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Defense To Challenge Charges Against Baltimore Police In Freddie Gray Case

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

The 6 Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the black man who was injured in police custody, say the charges they face — ranging from murder to misconduct — should be dismissed.

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Teen Blogger In Singapore On Trial For Sedition

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

In Singapore, political discourse is highly controlled. And a 16-year-old blogger named Amos Yee has pushed those limits. A verdict in the case is expected on Tuesday.

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