'Soup Movements' Act As Mini-Think Tanks

In Philadelphia, sisters Nikka and Claire Landau have started a group called "Philasoup" for the city's educators. Attendees put $5 apiece into a pot, get some soup — usually donated — and discuss their proposals to improve education in the city. At the end of the evening, the group votes on which proposal deserves the night's pot of money, which is given as a microgrant. Similar klatches have sprung up all over the country in Brooklyn, Fort Worth, Los Angeles and other cities as part of America's growing "soup movement."
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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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Crepes For Cinco De Mayo? Chef Pati Jinich Explains Por Qué

The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico's evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.
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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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