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The Salt
11:02 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now

Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease.
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Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 8:29 am

Mad cow disease has been detected in a cow in California, the first time since 2006 that the deadly disease has surfaced in the U.S.

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The Two-Way
10:54 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Al Gore Put In Internet Hall Of Fame

Former Vice President Al Gore.
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We're sorry to be a day late — you'd think in the Internet age we would have been more on top of this.

Former Vice President Al Gore (D) is among the inaugural inductees in the Internet Hall of Fame.

He's been lauded by the Internet Society for being "a key proponent [as a senator and vice president] of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet."

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Wed April 25, 2012

U.K. Back In Recession, After First Quarter Contraction

After its economy shrunk by 0.2 percent in the first three months of the year, Britain was officially dragged backed into recession. As the AP reports, " two consecutive quarters of negative growth are required for a country to be officially deemed to be in recession."

What does this mean? It depends on which economist you talk to.

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Kitchen Window
9:39 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Overnight Breakfast: A Feast For Reluctant Risers

T. Susan Chang for NPR

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 5:23 am

I've never been much good at mornings. For most of my life, I prided myself on being a night owl, the type of gal who could always handle one more thing after midnight — another phone call, a few more pages of a novel, a last turn on the dance floor. For years, I even showered at night. And if, in the morning, I couldn't produce a civil word before my first sip of coffee, well, that was a small price to pay.

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Opinion
9:38 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Weekly Standard: The $8.1 Trillion Double Count

Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., speaks about FY2013 spending levels at a news conference at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 6:54 am

James C. Capretta writes for The Weekly Standard.

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