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Sports
3:46 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Play Ball ... And Hurry Up: MLB Changes To Speed Up The Game

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 9:43 pm

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Around the Nation
7:17 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

A Fairchild C-123K Provider at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
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Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:46 pm

At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, a looping video shows off C-123 planes — aircraft used to spray the chemical defoliant Agent Orange and pesticides during the Vietnam War.

The only actual C-123 you can still see here, nicknamed "Patches," has been on display inside this big hangar since the mid-1990s, when it was decontaminated. It's a wide, clunky-looking cargo plane.

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Business
5:48 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

An oil well in Garden City, Texas. With prices plunging, oil companies are laying off thousands of workers.
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Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

It's a painful time to be in the oil business. With the price of crude oil about half what it was six months ago, companies large and small are being pressured to cut costs.

On the front lines are oil services companies that do everything from drilling to providing electrical power at well sites. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are threatened as companies try to adjust.

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Author Interviews
5:31 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani performs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2014.
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Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:16 pm

After Sept. 11, President George Bush made a speech about America's enemies — Iran, Iraq and North Korea — in which he referred to them as the "Axis of Evil." At first, that name worried Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. But then he decided to do what he always does: laugh about it. He and some friends even started the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which featured comedians of Middle Eastern descent.

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Goats and Soda
4:42 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Richard Dean Anderson portrayed MacGyver with the perfect combination of cool and nerdy.
The Kobal Collection

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 9:33 am

With all his homemade gadgets and cool scientific tricks, MacGyver is an engineering superhero.

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The Salt
4:40 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says in a new report that Americans should shift to a pattern of eating that includes more plant-based foods.
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Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

If you like a cup of coffee and an egg in the morning, you've got the green light.

A panel of top nutrition experts appointed by the federal government has weighed in with its long-awaited diet advice.

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Code Switch
4:39 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street.
Courtesy of Hector Santiago

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

James Comey's speech on race and policing last week was a big departure for a sitting FBI director. For one thing, Comey quoted a lyric from the Broadway musical Avenue Q: "Maybe it's a fact we all should face: Everyone makes judgments based on race."

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Europe
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

'Frozen Conflict' In Ukraine Opens Door For Corruption

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 1:44 pm

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National Security
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Critic: Extremism Summit Focused Too Narrowly On Muslims

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

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Glenn Katon has been attending the White House summit on violent extremism. He's the legal director for the group Muslim Advocates, and he joins us now. Welcome to the program.

GLENN KATON: Thanks so much for having me.

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Around the Nation
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Chicago's Historic Pullman District Becomes National Monument

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

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