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Made with breadcrumbs, milk, onion and spices, bread sauce is a key part of traditional English Christmas dinners. It's a culinary relic of Medieval times when bread soaked sauces were all the rage.
Dec. 23, 2016
The Obama administration has said no to many states' requests to take more control over Medicaid. But the incoming Congress and new White House team may be more amenable.
Dec. 23, 2016
Two hijackers claiming to be armed with a hand grenade reportedly took over the plane, which was on a domestic flight within Libya. It is now on the ground in Malta, surrounded by security forces.
Dec. 23, 2016
So how did these prized threads from the crocus flower end up lacing through dark northern winters? It's a story of high-value seasonings, Sicilian saints and pagan rituals.
Dec. 23, 2016
Italian police say during a normal ID check in a Milan suburb a suspect pulled a handgun and fired at officers. Police returned fire and killed him.
Dec. 23, 2016
Administrators now have the power to track students' browsing on school-issued laptops, even at home. That can help spot a student in distress. But the implications are complicated.
Dec. 23, 2016
China and the Vatican are working to settle longstanding differences. Their efforts may pave the way for the Holy See and Beijing to work together to ordain bishops inside of China.
Dec. 23, 2016
Republicans who have pledged to repeal Obamacare also said they would halt the taxes Democrats used to pay for it. Without the money, Republicans won't have nearly as much to spend on an alternative.
Dec. 23, 2016
John Brennan told NPR some retaliation techniques were "beneath this country's greatness." On the war in Syria, Brennan said he did not believe the violence would end, despite the fall of Aleppo.
Dec. 22, 2016
Many meat producers say they are reducing their use of antibiotics. Yet the latest government statistics show that sales of these drugs for farm use continue to grow.
Dec. 22, 2016
The results are in from the clinical trials of a new vaccine — and it looks like a potent weapon. In fact, there are already plans to stockpile it.
Dec. 22, 2016
Baca was accused of obstruction of justice in connection with the beating of inmates and other misconduct within the sheriff's department. The jury was deadlocked on its fourth day of deliberations.
Dec. 22, 2016
Not sure how to respond if you see a bias-based attack or hate crime in public? Some activists are training people on how best to intervene and not just walk away.
Dec. 22, 2016
From Cambridge and Oxford to Lancashire and Surrey, tuition fees at all English universities are capped — and the new rate hike moves from £9,000 to £9,250 (roughly $11,070 to $11,378).
Dec. 22, 2016
Nancy Wiener was arrested for allegedly possessing and selling stolen artifacts through her New York City gallery. The court complaint describes an elaborate conspiracy carried out around the world.
Dec. 22, 2016
In the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, the Qayyarah Airfield West is a key staging base run by Iraqi and U.S. forces. Ash Carter visited there Dec. 11 and awarded medals to eight Iraqi soldiers.
Dec. 22, 2016
Glancing at a map, Owen Delaney noticed a London park's fountain resembled Rudolph's big nose. So, he decided to trace the famous reindeer by tracking his run. Then he tackled other holiday favorites.
Dec. 22, 2016
The State Department was asked to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women, and to identify money allocated for such programs.
Dec. 22, 2016
In his Christmas address to Vatican employees, the leader of the Catholic Church called for more laypeople and women in positions of power and said some resistance to change came from misguided minds.
Dec. 22, 2016
An amateur photographer in Algeria captured beautiful images of a rare phenomenon this week: the red and white swirl of snow dusting sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.
Dec. 22, 2016

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