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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:35am

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Home-Grown Terrorism

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:01am

Preventing home-grown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Damaged In Pennsylvania Crash

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:51am

Once it was clear no one was hurt, readers of Pennlive.com were inspired. One reader asked: "What do you get when you crash the Wienermobile into a snowbank?" The answer: "A Chili dog."

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Winter Gets The Best Of Ithaca's Tourism Bureau

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:41am

A banner on its website reads: "That's it. We surrender. Winter, you win. Key West anyone?" It encourages people to visit Ithaca when things thaw out.

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Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Order On Immigration

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Saying President Obama had overstepped his authority, a federal judge in Texas has blocked implementation of a controversial executive action on immigration. The president's order was designed relieve the threat of deportation for as many as four million people residing in this country illegally.

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What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Three million Indians depend on kerosene lamps and candles when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with affordable solar panels.

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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Many Iranians seem prepared to reorder relations with the West. But there are also plenty of skeptics when it comes to the prospect of a nuclear deal and normal ties with the U.S.

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'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Lesley Gore, singer of classic pop hits like "It's My Party" and "You Don't Own Me," died Monday at the age of 68. She was only 16 when she released "It's My Party."

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Pre-Election, Chicago Mayor Emanuel Loses African-American Support

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

School closings and high crime in some neighborhoods are big issues as Rahm Emanuel battles four challengers who want his job. President Obama is headed to town to give his former top aide a boost.

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Defense Posts In Libya's Rival Governments Illustrate Country's Decline

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Libya is a country divided and at war. We hear from the defense ministers for the rival governments at war with each other. Extremism is thriving in the security vacuum.

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Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10 Million In Fraud Dispute

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

A company that once paid Lance Armstrong millions of dollars for winning the Tour de France announced he has to pay $10 million of it back. The award was the result of an arbitration hearing.

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Ukrainians Watch To See How Cease-Fire Plays Out

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

The cease-fire meant to end nearly a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine looks increasingly fragile. David Greene talks to Katerina Malofeyeva, a resident of Donetsk, who assists journalists.

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Solar Energy May Light The Way For Villagers Not On India's Grid

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

One quarter of India lives with little or no light when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with renewable energy and alleviate poverty in the bargain.

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Denmark Honors Victims Of Weekend Terrorist Attacks

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

People gathered to pay their respects to the two victims who died in the attacks in Copenhagen. The suspected gunman was killed by police, and two men have been charged in connection with the attack.

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Many Iranians Eager For Change, Ready For Nuclear Deal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:04am

Iran is a country on the edge of historic change. They still chant "death to America" on the anniversary of Iran's revolution. Yet, some Iranians seem prepared to reorder relations with the West.

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 2:33am

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 2:32am

The husband and wife team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have created some of the most iconic African American characters on television. Their must-see list of shows and movies.

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So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 2:31am

American comics are taking the stage in China's small but growing stand-up comedy circuit. Their bi-cultural, and often bilingual, shows are a new form of cultural exchange.

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King, Tyrant, Beheaded Traitor: The Many Trials Of Charles I

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 2:31am

The British monarch ruled at a time of civil war — and was blamed for much of the bloodshed. In Killers of the King, Charles Spencer tells the story of the men who signed the king's death warrant.

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Canadian Politicians In Hot Water For Their Tweets

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 6:18am

The country's official languages are English and French. An investigation by the commissioner of Official Languages finds that some cabinet members broke the law by not tweeting enough in French.

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