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New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of an Arkansas prisoner who says he must be allowed to wear a beard as part of his religious practice.

The time has never been better to invest in LED lighting, with the price of LED bulbs — which use the Nobel-winning blue LEDs — now below $10 each.

Thousands of international recruits have crossed into Syria from Turkey to join the Islamic State. A Syrian man who helped smuggle those jihadis in explains how it worked, but says he's stopped now.

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.

As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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