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'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:22am

John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April 14, 1939.

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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:22am

What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.

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A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:20am

Gold is not just about ornamentation in India. It's an insurance policy against bad economic times and bad marriages. Enterprising Indian women are using it to get loans to start small businesses.

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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:40am

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.

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Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:21am

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

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When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:03am

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

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Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:51am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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Obama, Bush Mark Passage Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:43am

Barack Obama and George W. Bush, two U.S. presidents with little in common in terms of policy, personal style and politics, each paid tribute to the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson.

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A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:10am

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

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