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Looks Like The Paleo Diet Wasn't Always So Hot For Ancient Teeth

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 12:22

When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the "age of cavities." At least, that's what a lot of people thought. But it turns out that even before agriculture, what hunter-gatherers ate could rot their teeth. The problem: At least some of these ancients had a thing for acorns.

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Frostbite Tips For Novices: Skip Whiskey And Shed Your Rings

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 12:08

Frostbite isn't on most people's health worry lists. But this week it's a concern for millions of people who live in places that don't usually contend with serious risk of cold injuries. Extremities can be affected by frostbite even when bundled up.

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Deadly Violence Mars Elections In Bangladesh

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 11:02

More than a dozen people reportedly were killed, including an election officer who was beaten to death, and scores of polling stations were firebombed. The ruling Awami League won in a walk-away after the main opposition party boycotted the vote.

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After school lineup at Sitka Fine Arts Camp

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-01-06 10:49


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Bayla Laks, SFAC After-School Coordinator, and Adam Andis, photography instructor, discuss the lineup of programs available for children and adults starting Jan 20 at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Learn more about SFAC online.

Last Game Is Finally Here: BCS May Go Out With A Bang

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 10:42

If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?

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Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-01-06 10:41


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Services planned for Vida Davis, Tlingit elder and educator. Sitka’s Himschoot wins national teaching prize. New Petersburg borough plans state land selections. ASMI seeking entries in annual photo contest.

Ending 20-Year Era, Boston Welcomes A New Mayor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 10:25

Thomas Menino, 71, left a job he had held since 1993. And Marty Walsh was sworn in as the city's new mayor.

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Stories To Watch In 2014

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 09:36

Host Michel Martin and guests talk about stories to watch out for in 2014. She hears from Jason Johnson, political science professor at Hiram College, Julio Ricardo Varela of the blog Latino Rebels, and Brendan Costello, co-host of radio's The Largest Minority.

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AK Beat: Anchorage police respond to shooting reported in Chugiak

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Mon, 2014-01-06 09:22
AK Beat: Anchorage police respond to shooting reported in Chugiak A release from the Anchorage Police Department Monday evening said that officers had been called out to a reported shooting in the community of Chugiak, about 20 miles north of Alaska's largest city.January 6, 2014

Dennis Rodman: North Korea Is 'Not That Bad'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 09:16

Rodman is scheduled to play a friendly game against a North Korean team on Jan. 8 to celebrate the birthday of North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years In Prison

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 09:14

Colleen LaRose dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" as she used the Web to recruit others for violent attacks. She was found guilty of being part of a failed plan to murder a Swedish artist. Because she cooperated with investigators, LaRose got less than the potential life sentence she faced.

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Story That Kim Jong Un Fed Uncle To Dogs Was Probably Satire

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 08:37

The story appears to be false because it originated with a satirical post on a Chinese microblogging site. The post was picked up by a Hong Kong newspaper and then reported as fact around the world.

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Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 08:28

The order puts marriages on hold until an appeal is decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Utah has been allowing same-sex marriages since Dec. 20.

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Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 08:11

Nicholas Simmons, 20, hadn't been seen since New Year's Day. On Sunday, USA Today published a photo of him. The young man was in Washington, D.C., trying to keep warm on a steam grate. His family saw the picture. With help from the newspaper, an AP photographer and police, their loved one was found.

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Was Luck's TD The Most Amazing Moment Of A Wild NFL Weekend?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 07:01

Watch the replay as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scoops up a fumble and stretches across the goal line against Kansas City. During a weekend of four close games in which three weren't settled until the last minute, was that the highlight of highlights?

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German Chancellor Merkel Fractures Hip In Skiing Accident

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 05:57

Angela Merkel suffered the injury while cross-country skiing in the Swiss Alps. She didn't realize she had a fractured hip until she returned to Berlin.

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Nation's Turning Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 05:20

You only need to look at one map to see how cold it's going to be across nearly the whole nation. In the upper Midwest, wind chills will once again be down around 40 degrees below zero. Freezing temperatures are expected as far south as Texas and Florida.

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Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:00

The former vice president's daughter split Republicans in Wyoming with her challenge to a fellow conservative, Sen. Mike Enzi. She also sparked a public family feud with her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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3 apply to fill vacant Ketchikan City Council seat

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-01-06 01:04

KETCHIKAN — Three people have applied to fill a seat recently vacated on the Ketchikan City Council.

The Ketchikan Daily News says the three candidates — Dick Coose, Jacquie Meck and Mickey Robbins — also were candidates to fill the initial vacancy created by the November departure of Sam Bergeron.

Bergeron’s replacement, Russell Wodehouse, resigned Dec. 19, just days after other members learned he had been fired and his teaching certificate revoked in Washington state after a sexual misconduct investigation. Wodehouse denies the allegations.

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Corps of Engineers advances Arctic port study

Southeast Alaska News - Mon, 2014-01-06 01:04

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to recommend a configuration of port facilities in western Alaska that could serve ships sailing to Arctic waters.

The Corps in early March will announce which configuration of docks, harbors and other infrastructure could best serve vessels in northern U.S. waters. The choice could be Nome, nearby Port Clarence, or a combination of the Seward Peninsula locations.

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