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The Amish are perceived as shunning technology, but it's more complicated than that. Many Amish communities embrace newer technologies such as power tools and word processors, but only after determining they won't harm the community or disrupt family life.

Tlacoyos are a doughy corn tortilla of sorts that's cooked on a grill. Whether enjoyed on a plastic plate as street food or fine china in a high-end restaurant, it's been a favorite snack for centuries.

You might think that there ain't much that hasn't hit the fry grease at the State Fair of Texas. And yet, every year, fry masters come up with something new to batter and deep fry.

Even infants too young to discern the meaning of words seem better able to learn while listening to the sound of human speech than while listening to nonsense — speech run backwards. Little surprise there, perhaps, but a study shows that recordings of lemur calls spark learning, too.

Syria's state-run media depict President Obama as weak and indecisive after his decision to wait for a congressional vote on the use of force. Turkey's prime minister says his country will be part of any international coalition. The Saudi foreign minister called for more action against Syria.

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But there are places that can baffle your high-tech gadgets. In Maine, weekend explorers might want to take along a map in addition to their GPS unit.

A day after President Obama announced he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol. Even though there's still one week left of summer recess, dozens of lawmakers flew to Washington, D.C. from their home districts just for the meeting.

After being free of polio for decades, Israel has detected the virus in sewers across the country. No children have become ill. But health officials are worried that polio has regained a foothold in Israel.

A survey of international travelers found that no U.S. airports rank near the top of the list. The best the U.S. could do was Cincinnati's ranking at No. 30. So what makes a good airport, anyway?

Oil sits under a pristine swath of the rainforest. Ecuador promised to leave the forest untouched — if the rest of the world would pay up.

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