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A Brief Tour Of The Alimentary Canal, From Spit To You Know What

If you didn't know that spit makes a great spot remover or where prison inmates smuggle cellphones, author Mary Roach can fill you in. There's more than digestion going on down there.
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A Cookbook Map Reveals What's Hot In American Regional Cuisine

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.
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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Faces Demolition

All that stands between the plant that made B-24 bombers and the wrecking ball is two days and $1 million. The group that's trying to save the facility says it's an uphill task.
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The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.
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Famed 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diamond Ring

Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.
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To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.
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US High School Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High, Per Report

The biggest gains in graduation rates have been among Hispanic and African-American students. Tell Me More looks at the numbers, and finds out what is holding some students back.
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NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being punished for making racist remarks in an audio recording that was made public Friday. His fine is the maximum allowed under the NBA's charter.
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Getting Back Your Unclaimed Cash

People often have money waiting for them that they don't know about, like those coins beneath the sofa cushions, only better. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris explains how to find and claim your cash.
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What Would Dad Do?

There are countless blogs and books for moms and by moms. But now more dads are asking, "What about us?" Robert Nickell talks about his new web show "My Life As A Dad."

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