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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:51pm

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Another Visit With Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:40pm

"There's something really magical about the ukulele," Jake says. "It feels so good, it makes you smile, and it just makes everything okay."

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The Story Of Little Feat's Fame, Destruction And Revival

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:39pm

The archetypal '70s band had a charismatic frontman and wonderful songs, but they also had drug problems and kept breaking up. Their Warner Bros. recordings are in a new box set called Rad Gumbo.

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:39pm

Prospect Hill is Flemons' first album since leaving the band Carolina Chocolate Drops. By coincidence, the multi-instrumentalist recorded it the day Pete Seeger died. Originally broadcast July 30.

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Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:35pm

All of the city's major birthing hospitals have now stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

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Detroit Defends Bankruptcy Plan

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:20pm

After a long and painful year of negotiations, city officials head to court tomorrow to defend Detroit's plan to exit bankruptcy.

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Erratic Schedules A Challenge For Part-Time Workers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:12pm

On this Labor Day, we look at part-time challenges and how lawmakers and some companies are looking to help.

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U.K. Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:10pm

Prime Minister David Cameron wants to give police the power to seize passports of Islamist fighters bound for Iraq and Syria. On Friday, Britain raised its threat level to "severe" from "substantial."

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British PM Outlines New Counter-Terrorism Steps

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:06pm

David Cameron called today for new police powers to seize passports to deal with the increasing threat of homegrown jihadists.

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'The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story' Airs Tonight

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:50am

Fans of the Saturday morning sitcom will get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast behind the popular '90s show - or will they?

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Hong Kong Democracy Supporters Heckle Chinese Official

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:40am

It was a rare occasion of a Beijing official being exposed to open defiance, after China said no to open elections in Hong Kong.

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Quantum Computing: The Holy Grail Of The Information Age

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:35am

Some of the biggest technology companies are working to build a computer powerful enough to solve complex mathematical riddles.

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More Clashes In Pakistan As Pressure On Government Grows

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:17am

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan briefly forced state TV off the air amid continuing clashes with police and renewed calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

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Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:08am

The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.

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For Anniversary, A New Chapter Of 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 9:42am

The chapter describes the Vanilla Fudge Room, an extra room in the chocolate factory. In it, Charlie Bucket goes to the factory with his mother – not his grandfather. The book turns 50 this month.

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151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal of Honor

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:53am

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

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