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Red Planet, Green Thumb: How A NASA Scientist Engineers His Garden

Scientist Adam Steltzner worries about whether the Mars rover landing equipment he helped design will work. But in his garden, where he approaches things like the engineer he is, he is firmly in charge.
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Grand Ole Goo Goo Sweetens Fans Old And New

The Goo Goo Cluster, a chocolate-covered bundle of marshmallow, peanuts, and caramel from Tennessee, turns 100 in October. After a long association with Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the gooey treat is looking for a new audience.
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Prison Produce Stocks Local Food Pantries

Fruits and veggies grown by inmates in the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown is being used to stock the shelves at food pantries in our area.

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If Almonds Bring You Joy, Enjoy More For Fewer Calories

New research shows that official calorie counts for almonds may be off by as much as 20 percent because of the way we digest them. That may be good news people watching their weight who want to incorporate more almonds in their diet.
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LGBT Activists Take On Chick-Fil-A With PDA Protest

LGBT activists are turning out around the country to engage in public displays of affection in and around Chick-fil-A restaurants, to protest disparaging comments made by the company's CEO about same-sex marriage.

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Canning History: When Propaganda Encouraged Patriotic Preserves

For many, modern home canning is more of a hobby than a food source. But during the world wars, canned foods were more than just sustenance; they were a symbol pf American patriotism and solidarity.
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Delays In New Food Safety Regulations

More than two dozen people have died after eating contaminated cantaloupes. Food safety advocates say outbreaks like these could have been prevented under a new law. Diane and guests explore what’s holding up food safety rules.

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