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Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.
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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. Eleven other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.
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A Weight-Loss Device Aims To Curb Hunger By Zapping A Nerve

A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.
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Duke's Muslim Students Pray Amid Controversy Over Call To Prayer

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.
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Arizona 1st In Nation To Require High Schoolers To Pass Civics Test

The state's governor signed a bill into law that will require graduates to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Similar measures are being considered in other states.
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Head Of Medicare, Who Oversaw Obamacare Rollout, Will Step Down

Marilyn Tavenner said she was stepping down in February. She joined the Obama administration in 2010 and oversaw the problematic rollout of President Obama's signature domestic program.
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Iowa's Sen. Ernst Grabs Spotlight That's Often Proven Too Hot

As often as not, the opportunity to speak right after the president has been the kiss of death for aspiring politicians — especially for the GOP during the Obama years.
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In Support Of Seattle's Seahawks, City Hall Bans Cheese

The city manager of Bainbridge Island in Washington instituted the cheese ban. The Green Bay Packers, with their cheesehead fans, play the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. The winner heads to the Super Bowl.
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Colts QB Andrew Luck Admits His Beard Is A Bad Look

The Indianapolis Colts made the AFC title game, led by quarterback Andrew Luck, who grew a neck beard — a beard down his neck. It's referred to as the neard.
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Milwaukee Group Teaches Protesters Civil Disobedience Tactics

Dozens of people in Milwaukee have been protesting for months after a white police officer fired 14 shots and killed a mentally ill, unarmed African American man last April.

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