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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.
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Fort Hood MP Hailed As Hero For Confronting Shooter

Wednesday's shooting rampage, which left three victims dead and another 16 wounded, ended when Spc. Ivan Lopez reportedly killed himself. The officer had drawn her weapon and engaged the gunman.
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Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos

Although Latinos are 17 percent of the population, they represent almost a third of frequent moviegoers. People of color overall attend movies at rates higher than their percentage of the population.
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Stenographer Doesn't Hide His Feelings About His Job

Instead of taking down trial testimony, he typed over and over, "I hate my job, I hate my job." The New York Post reports he did that in 30 case before he was caught. He was fired.
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Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

It's been the home of the Cubs since 1916, and in all that time, the team has never won a World Series. So why do fans keep showing up? Locals say Wrigley's hallowed status isn't just about baseball.
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Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

Attention is focused on the mental state of Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, who's accused of killing 3 people and injuring 16 at Fort Hood on Wednesday. A verbal altercation may have lead to the shooting.
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'Desert Sun' Probes Marine Deaths On Highway Near Calif. Base

Since 2007, more Marines from the Twentynine Palms Marine base in California have died in the U.S. than in the war-torn Middle East. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Brett Kelman of The Desert Sun.
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March Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 6.7 Percent

The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in March, which is seen as a sign that the economy is rebounding. The unemployment rate remained steady at 6.7 percent.
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Sit Next To Rosa Parks At The National Civil Rights Museum

The Memphis, Tenn., landmark reopens after a $28 million renovation aimed at engaging younger generations. The new exhibits immerse visitors in major chapters of the movement.
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Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?

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