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5:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:40 am

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It's All Politics
5:03 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

New polls show that voters in key swing states view Clinton unfavorably — by a wide margin.
Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 11:09 am

Barack Obama said before the New Hampshire primary during his contentious primary with Hillary Clinton in 2008 that she was "likable enough." The quip got him in trouble with Clinton supporters, but Clinton's likability is at the heart of her candidacy in 2016.

Clinton has a massive lead among Democratic candidates, but polls out in key swing states Wednesday raise warning signs for her candidacy.

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Shots - Health News
3:47 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

Giedre (left) and Tal Cohen in March 2013, while Giedre was still healthy. Since then, she's begun having symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In Giedre's case, the illness is tied to a rare genetic mutation she inherited.
Courtesy of Tal Cohen

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:42 pm

The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.

Until about a year ago, Giedre was a "young, healthy, beautiful" woman just starting her life, says her husband, Tal Cohen, a real estate developer in Los Angeles. Now, he says, "her mind is slowly wasting away."

People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer's to appear before they turn 60.

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The Salt
3:42 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Buddhist Diet For A Clear Mind: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Iced tea made from local berries is served with melon and squares of sweet sticky rice topped with fruits and nuts. The nuns eat these sweets on head-shaving day, to replenish their energy.
Ari Shapiro NPR

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:01 pm

Detox diets come and go, like any other fad. In South Korea, one popular diet has staying power. It has been around for at least 1,600 years, ever since the founding of the Jinkwansa temple in the mountains outside of Seoul.

This Buddhist monastery sits at the convergence of two streams, amid twisting leafy trees and soaring peaks. It's one of many temples in the countryside outside of South Korea's capital. Each temple has its own specialty. Jinkwansa is famous for two reasons.

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The Two-Way
7:29 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

Demonstrators rally before a meeting of a state wage board in New York. On Wednesday, a state panel recommended the minimum wage for fast-food employees be raised to $15 an hour, bypassing the state Legislature.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 8:27 pm

A wave of wage increases in cities across the country, as well as at several major businesses, continued on Wednesday.

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The Two-Way
6:48 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

New York City, Uber Strike 4-Month Deal On Vehicle Cap

Ride-hailing service Uber has struck a deal with New York City just a day before the City Council was due to vote on a measure that would cap the number of the service's cars in the city.

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Shots - Health News
6:05 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Peccadillo

Public health threat, or just a very odd animal you're likely to see in the southern United States?
Richard Heathcote Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Armadillos. Leprosy. Florida. It's hard to ignore news reports that fit all three words in the first sentence.

So when we heard that state health officials in Florida have reported nine people with leprosy and suggested that people avoid armadillos, we here at Team Shots just had to check it out.

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The Salt
5:24 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Eggs Go AWOL, And Bakers Scramble For High-Tech Substitutes

The hard part of making an egg replacement product is coming up with a substitute for the protein in egg whites.
Wilson Hui Flickr

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 9:11 am

Strolling through the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists the other day, I saw several signs offering to solve an urgent problem American bakers face. The signs advertised "egg replacement."

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It's All Politics
5:11 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Paul Just The Latest Candidate To Assault Paper

In a campaign video, Rand Paul uses a chainsaw to shred 1,700 pages of what he says represents the federal tax code. Paul is offering a flat-tax plan that fits on one page.
Rand Paul campaign video

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:37 am

In a campaign looking for a jumpstart, Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul released a video Tuesday that attempted to grab some of the spotlight away from Donald Trump.

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The Two-Way
5:09 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

University In U.K. Finds Muhammad-Era Quran Pages Among Its Possessions

An Islamic manuscript, which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Quran, is seen at the University of Birmingham in the U.K.
Courtesy of Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:14 pm

The University of Birmingham in the U.K. says it has discovered a portion of a Quran manuscript from about the time of the Prophet Muhammad, making it one of the earliest versions of Islam's holy book to survive.

Radiocarbon analysis conducted at Oxford University dated the parchment on which the text is written to between the years 568 and 645. Muhammad is believed to have lived between 570 and 632.

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