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Who Makes Up The 16 Million Households Who Get Food Stamps?

Close to 16 million American households — nearly 14 percent of households — receive food stamps. Who are they and how would a cut affect them? Robert Siegel puts those questions to Stacy Dean from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

The region has an alarmingly high incidence of rotted teeth, and heavy soda consumption is a big reason why, dentists and health advocates say. So they're beginning to target the food stamp program to ban recipients from buying soda with their vouchers.
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Newly-Opened Nopa Works To Perfect The Bialy

After much research and development, chefs at Nopa Kitchen and Bar think they've finally perfected the elusive art of the bialy.

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This Week On Metro Connection: The Navy Yard And Beyond

This week we reflect on Monday's shooting at D.C.'s Navy Yard, explore an interactive video aimed at helping veterans get jobs, and continue our series on the future of Smith Island.

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Duck Eggs And Lotus Seeds: Waxing Nostalgic About Mooncakes

Today is the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, a popular Chinese holiday where families typically gather to light lanterns and eat mooncakes. We take a look at some of the myths around the pastry's origins.
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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs

Tulane medical students are trading in their scrubs for chefs whites. They've teamed up with culinary students at Johnson & Wales University as part of an innovative new program designed to teach both groups how good nutrition can help stave off lifestyle diseases.
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The Secret To One Brazilian Street Treat: Make It With Love

Melissa Block is in Olinda, Brazil where a street vendor teaches her the secret to making Brazilian-style tapioca.
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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut

A Texas man walked into the emergency room, complaining of dizziness after a meal. A Breathalyzer test indicated that he was definitely drunk. But there was one hitch: He hadn't touched alcohol all day.
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Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified "golden rice" in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn't provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.
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American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?

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