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The Inside Story On Olive Oil

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquity of olive oil. Many of us use it regularly, but what do we really know about the juice of olives? Researchers warn that some inexpensive olive oil is rancid or adulterated with other oils. Food Wednesday examines what's inside that dark bottle, what "extra virgin" denotes and why genuine olive oil is so good for you.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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WATCH: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Trail Debut: 'I Like To Fight For Right'

"We're going to be compañeros de alma (soul mates) in this great lucha (fight) ahead," Kaine said.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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