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Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.
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Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthful, sustainable eats.
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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.
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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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Boy Takes Toy ATV For A Spin On Bronx River Parkway

Grown-up drivers protected the boy by surrounding his slow-moving vehicle with their own, according to the Journal News.
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Inn Takes Down Tongue-In-Cheek Post

The Union Street Guest House had a policy posted online saying guests would be fine $500 for posting negative views, according to the New York Post. The inn says it wasn't serious.
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African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

African leaders are looking for new ways to break up wildlife trafficking. They say they need to coordinate among themselves and get items like helicopters and night-vision goggles from the West.
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Rice: White House Summit To Show Africa's Potential To Investors

Steve Inskeep talks with White House Senior Advisor Susan Rice about the Africa Summit underway in Washington. She'll also address other matters now pressing on the Obama administration.
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DOJ Probe Reveals Use Of Excessive Force At New York Prison

The Justice Department found constitutional rights violations of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island. Corrections officers are said to use solitary confinement as a first-resort disciplinary action.
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Self-Storage Operators Top List Of Best Alternative Investments

Bloomberg Markets has an annual list that ranks the best-performing alternative investments. To learn where you may want to store your money, Steve Inskeep talks to Devin Banerjee, of Bloomberg News.

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