Posts Tagged 'news'

Little Bighorn Tour Guide Brings Battle To Life

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Seasonal Ranger Jim Kent (right) discuses the Battle of Little Bighorn with Jon Jones atop Custer Hill.Enlarge image i

Seasonal Ranger Jim Kent (right) discuses the Battle of Little Bighorn ...

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New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries

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Ralph Erenzo, co-founder of Tuthilltown Spirits, transformed an old grain mill in Gardiner, N.Y., into one of the state's first boutique distilleries to open in New York since Prohibition.Continue Reading →

Brazil’s Evangelicals A Growing Force In Prayer, Politics

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Evangelical Christians pray during the March for Jesus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 29, 2013.Enlarge image i

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Return To Iowa

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How it started…

This time last year, I clipped an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI.  The ride begins each year on the banks of the Missouri river and ends 400 or 500 miles later on the banks of the Mississippi.  What caught my attention in the story was the food.  The pork chops, sweet corn, and pie served up in dozens of towns along the ...

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India’s Massive Challenge Of Feeding Every Poor Person

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The Indian government's new food security plan would cover impoverished families like this one in the city of Allahabad.Enlarge image i

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Homemade Bitters Put The Local Bite Back Into Cocktails

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Homemade bitters with medicinal herbs and roots at the Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, N.H.Enlarge image i

Homemade bitters with medicinal herbs and roots at the Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, N.H.

Not All The News About Detroit Is Bad

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This Detroit store's neon sign sends a message.Enlarge image i

This Detroit store’s neon sign sends a message.


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Obama Explains Black America To White America

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President Obama tackled race head-on in his first on-camera response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Enlarge image i

Two Tales Of Profiling, From The Highest Offices In The Land

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President Obama’s surprise remarks Friday afternoon about the Trayvon Martin case, racial profiling and race more broadly was almost certainly his most extensive remarks about the role race plays in American life — and the role it has played in his own — since his presidency began.

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These Pictures Might Tempt You To Eat Bugs

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Sheesh! kebabs can be made with frozen katydids, grasshoppers or other large-bodied arthropods.Enlarge image i

Sheesh! kebabs can be made with frozen katydids, grasshoppers or other large-bodied arthropods.


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For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

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At age 65, Americans can expect 14 more healthy years on average. But that varies a lot depending on where you live.

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GOP Won’t Defend Ban On Veterans Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

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U.S. Army Captain Michael Potoczniak (right) embraced his partner of 10 years Todd Saunders as they obtained their marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco on June 29.Continue Reading →

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