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The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.
July 03, 2015
They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.
July 03, 2015
When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.
July 03, 2015
After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP
July 02, 2015
The State Law Enforcement Division says that there was no evidence of criminal intent at the church in Greeleyville, S.C., on Tuesday. Thunderstorms had passed through the area that night.
July 02, 2015
The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.
July 02, 2015
The Native Americans had contact with earliest English settlers and included Pocahontas among their members.
July 02, 2015
The Sanders campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.
July 02, 2015
It's the place where a teenager died of Ebola this week. And like all unusual geographic names, it's got a story behind it.
July 02, 2015
Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.
July 02, 2015
The president's proposal would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. But the changes don't mean that employers will pay more.
July 02, 2015
The Labor Department's June report showed decent job growth, with unemployment dipping to 5.3 percent. In fact, 2015's first half was fairly good. But economists see dangers lurking in the back half.
July 02, 2015
Personal data of at least 18 million federal workers may have been accessed via the OPM computer system. Some officials quietly blame China; others want to avoid upsetting this major trade partner.
July 02, 2015
The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the confederacy.
July 02, 2015
Research on the psychological effects of racism, especially on people of color, is still in the early stages. But psychologists warn that events like the Charleston shooting can cause serious stress.
July 02, 2015
French public schools discourage any display of religious identity. But after an Islamist terror attack this year, a religious co-existence group has found a huge demand for its services.
July 02, 2015
A clump of a mammoth's fur bought on eBay led scientists to a long list of ways the extinct species was special. One specific gene likely played a role in helping mammoths thrive in icy weather.
July 02, 2015
Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed by sledgehammers.
July 02, 2015
Just because you can get your children's genome sequenced doesn't mean it's going to do their health any good, a report finds. Most benefits from genetic medicine come from a tight focus.
July 02, 2015
Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.
July 02, 2015

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