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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.
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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.
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Cardinals And Giants Advance To NLCS, Will Play Each Other Saturday

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nations 3-2. The Cardinals and Giants will meet in the National League Championship Series.
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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.
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'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.
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Detergent Pods Can Cause Eye Injuries In Children

Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.
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CDC Director: U.S. Hospitals Should Use 'Index Of Suspicion' With Ebola

Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about CDC efforts to slow the virus' spread and the likelihood of more domestic Ebola cases.
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Despite SCOTUS Decision, Kansas Holds On To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

On Tuesday, gay couples who applied for marriage licenses in Kansas were turned away by county officials, despite the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state on Monday.
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Gay Marriage Ruling Evokes Memories Of Loving V. Virginia

Many connections have been drawn to the 1967 ruling that legalized interracial marriage nationwide. Melissa Block talks with lawyer and former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger.
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Justices Skeptical Of Beard Rule In Inmate Religious Rights Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of an Arkansas prisoner who says he must be allowed to wear a beard as part of his religious practice.

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