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Energy Drinks Blamed For Boost In Emergency Room Visits

A new report says the number of ER visits involving caffeine-laced energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011. Many of those visits involved patients who combined the drinks with alcohol and other drugs, intensifying the effects. Manufacturers say there's no proof the drinks are to blame.
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Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn't An Afterthought

Gearing up for inaugural weekend balls often means getting ready to stand in lots of lines for some not-so-awesome food. But if you want to say goodbye to the rubber chicken brigade, these foodcentric inaugural balls might be a better bet.
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Alice Waters And Cathal Armstrong: Kids And Food

Two stars of the organic food movement dish with Kojo about how to get kids to eat healthy.

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Mixed Pickle: The Sweet And Sour Legacy Of Dutch Trade

What do salt, ancient Jewish pickle carts, the sometimes brutal Indonesian spice trade and Vincent Van Gogh have in common? They brought life to Dutch cuisine, specifically, the Dutch pickle.
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Subway Foot-Long Sub Comes Up Short

Earlier this week, a customer in Australia ordered a Subway foot-long sub. Only to find it measured a mere 11 inches. He posted a photo alongside a tape measure on the company's Facebook page, sparking outrage from customers and an investigation by the New York Post.
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Inaugural Caterers Prepare For Long, Grueling Day In The Cold

We'll hear about Inauguration day from a caterer's perspective.

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