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WASHINGTON (AP) Being a kid is tougher than ever and first lady Michelle Obama says that's what makes having a mentor so important. A child doesn't need you to be Superman, just someone who will be there, Obama said today at the National Mentoring Summit, encouraging more people to become mentors.

WASHINGTON (AP) Richard L. Lyons, who as a reporter for the Washington Post covered the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings of President Nixon has died at age 88. His son-in-law, John Fogarty, says Lyons died Sunday from complications of gallbladder surgery.

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Breaking The Cranberry Mold: New Ways To Savor This Seasonal Berry

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition. But if you're ready for a fresh take on this staple, why not try cranberries in chutney or cake? America's Test Kitchen founder Chris Kimball offers ideas.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.


Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

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