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More Girls Target Archery, Inspired By 'The Hunger Games'

The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.
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The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

After his career at the racetrack ended, Metro Meteor was adopted by an artist in Pennsylvania, who discovered the horse's gift. Now, his paintings raise money to treat his knee problems and to help other retired thoroughbreds find new homes.
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Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Tired of the same old pumpkin pie or squash side dish? Morning Edition challenged Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen to shake up Thanksgiving with recipes that put a new spin on the humble gourd. His chosen recipes include barley risotto with butternut squash and maple-pumpkin stack cake.
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After Years Of Pasta, Rice Returns To A Filipino Family Kitchen

Growing up, Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil wanted to be as "non-Filipino" as possible. One way, she decided, was to stop eating rice. Now 31, Ramil has become the family's champion of its Filipino food traditions.
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How Shopping Malls Are Adapting In An Online World

Shopping centers across the country are trying to adjust to fierce competition with the rise of online retail. High-end malls are offering amenities like meditation rooms and VIP sports lounges as they try to keep customers coming through the doors.
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To Changing Landscape, Add Private Health Care Exchanges

While our attention has been focused on Obamacare, there are rumblings of a major shift in the way companies offer private health insurance to workers. It involves what are called "private health care exchanges." These are similar to — but completely separate from — the public exchanges you've heard so much about.
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Nevada Judge Rejects New Trial For Jailed O.J. Simpson

The judge said the fallen football great is not entitled to a new trial for his 2008 convictions for armed robbery and kidnapping. Simpson is serving a sentence of nine to 33 years in the crimes.
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Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations

The sentencing of a Somali-American man convicted of trying to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., in 2010 is in limbo. The hold comes days after the Justice Department notified his lawyers that part of the case against him had been "derived from" secret NSA electronic surveillance.
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SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

By a margin of 77 votes, residents of the Seattle suburb of SeaTac have approved a $15 minimum wage for workers in and around its international airport, officials say. The measure faces a recount and other challenges.
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Obama Helps 2014 Democrats One Way He Still Can — With Cash

While vulnerable congressional Democrats might politely decline a local appearance by President Obama on their behalf, the money he's raising for their campaigns is an entirely different matter.

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