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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:15:00 -0400
Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month. 
National Guard Deployed To Baltimore; Riots Break Out After Gray's Funeral  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:15:00 -0400
Freddie Gray is the black man who died in police custody a week ago. A mob of young people threw rocks and stones at police. They also looted dozens of businesses and set fires to stores and cars. 
Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400
This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs. 
On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:53:00 -0400
On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence. 
Two Days Before Operation Babylift, 57 Children Were Evacuated To The U.S.  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:52:00 -0400
Despite controversy, a flight attendant and passenger say taking children out of Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, was the right thing to do. 
The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:51:00 -0400
As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II. 
'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:49:00 -0400
A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women. 
Emmy-Nominated Actress Jayne Meadows Dies At 95  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:32:00 -0400
Though best known as the wife of the beloved TV host Steve Allen — and the sister of Honeymooners star Audrey Meadows — Jayne Meadows had a solid career in her own right. 
Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:14:00 -0400
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a press conference Monday night in response to violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray. The rioting comes the same day as Gray was laid to rest. 
When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:47:00 -0400
The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host. 
Violent Protests Erupt In Baltimore After Freddie Gray's Funeral  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:34:00 -0400
Protests erupted into rioting in Baltimore Monday afternoon as police clashed with a large group of youths. Police said seven officers were hurt and at least one was unresponsive. 
Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0400
Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true? 
3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:18:00 -0400
The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling. 
Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:06:00 -0400
One estimate puts the reconstruction at more than $5 billion – or about a quarter of the country's GDP. Countries — and relief groups — are pledging to help. 
Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:02:00 -0400
Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.