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  • 7:14am Mar 19, 2015
    World News World News National Politics & Government

    Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

    The Israeli prime minister now says he opposes creating a Palestinian state, an idea the U.S. supports. Steve Inskeep speaks with Politico's Michael Crowley about changes in U.S.-Israeli relations.
  • 7:02am Mar 19, 2015

    Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

    Journalist Owen Williams thinks he's found the right way to hang toilet paper. He tweeted a picture of the first TP patent. The drawings, from 1891, show the paper clearly hanging over the roll.
  • 6:50am Mar 19, 2015

    He's Fixing A Hole

    A cement truck tipped over in Brooklyn this week, sending cement flowing all over the street. One man took advantage of the situation, shoveling the spillage to fill an especially annoying pothole.
  • 6:03am Mar 19, 2015
    National National Health & Safety

    Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

    One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook for a massive tax bill after the state revoked its tax-exempt status. The company is appealing the decision which could cost the health insurer tens of millions of dollars a year. The dispute comes as the nonprofit is facing mounting criticism for operating like a for-profit company.
  • 5:02am Mar 19, 2015
    World News World News

    Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

    For years, an anonymous Syrian group has been posting short, simple films on the Internet featuring people opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But their films feature Syrians with every point of view, even including some who support the Assad regime. And they rarely show Syria's destruction or images of death. Charif Kiwan, a spokesperson for the group, calls such depictions undignified.
  • Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis during a guest appearance on ABC's The Chew last fall. She can cook rich foods and keep her trim figure, but new research suggests that's a difficult feat for amateur cooks watching along at home.
    Lou Rocco / ABC/Getty Images
    1:37pm Mar 18, 2015
    Science Science Arts Health & Safety

    Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

    Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.
  • 12:23pm Mar 18, 2015
    Sports Sports National Education

    News From The Charity Stripe

    NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."