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How To Tiptoe Into The Hot Sauce Craze

Hot sauce is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and there are thousands of connoisseurs out there who call themselves chili-heads. If you're not one of them, but you'd like to learn, our experts offer some tips on how to start.
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Democrats Keep Getting Dinged For Hitting GOP On Women's Health, Loans

Obama administration officials, congressional Democrats and others have repeatedly charged Republicans with trying to strip money from women's health to pay to keep interest rates on some student loans from doubling. But as journalists, including NPR's own Julie Rovner, have pointed out, that doesn't appear to be true. Still, a MoveOn.org ad appearing Thursday repeats the charge.
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Finish This Sentence: 'Before I Die, I Want To ...'

A public art project that challenges people to think about what's important to them comes to Denver on Friday. What would you say?
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Nuns And The Vatican: A Clash Decades In Making

A recent Vatican crackdown has taken many American sisters by surprise. But observers say the conflict has been brewing since the Second Vatican Council, the controversial church liberalization launched in the 1960s.
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Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized

The former al-Qaida leader was planning attacks throughout his years in Pakistan, which included a wish to kill President Obama. But the plots were far beyond the capability of his weakened organization. And bin Laden was upset with the actions of affiliated groups he couldn't control.
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CDC Says Helmets Are No Match For Tornadoes, But They Might Not Hurt

Last year, tornadoes claimed the lives of more than 500 people in the U.S. Some safety advocates say protecting your head with a sturdy helmet could help reduce injuries and deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's unaware of evidence in favor of helmets, but it acknowledges people may want to use them to protect themselves against head injuries.
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Man Cannot Live On Rice And Beans Alone (But Many Do)

Rice and beans is a cultural icon in many parts of the world. It's pretty healthy and relatively cheap. It may keep people from starving, as TV personality Sean Hannity suggests, but it doesn't have all the nutrients a body needs for life.
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What's So Compelling About Skyscrapers

After the attacks that felled the twin towers, many said it was the end of an era for skyscrapers. But 1 World Trade Center has now surpassed the Empire State Building as New York's tallest. David Childs, architect and designer of the new tower, discusses why we're so fascinated by tall buildings.
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OWS: A Case Study In Social Movements

On May Day, the Occupy Wall Street movement re-emerged to try to reestablish its message and place in the national conversation. Thousands marched in New York City, Oakland and other cities, then quickly faded from national view. Guests consider what sustains social movements, and why some fail.

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