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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:18 -0500The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released — and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:39:00 -0500Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:02:00 -0500Overall, U.S. life expectancy dipped in 2015 — the first drop since 1993. That's because the death rate went up between 2014 and 2015, driven by an increase in mortality among people younger than 65.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 -0500Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:17:00 -0500Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:52:00 -0500Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:25:00 -0500A Pew Research Center study finds that people do not feel as overloaded by information as they did a decade ago. In fact, people with more access to information find it helps them simplify their life.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:17:00 -0500A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:16:00 -0500President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:00 -0500Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:29:00 -0500This study doesn't prove that optimism actually causes better health or postpones death. But it joins a growing body of evidence suggesting that they're fellow travelers.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:18:00 -0500Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.