Defending Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is harangued by a man dressed in medical togs, during Contador's climb of the Alpe d'Huez.
The final steep mountain stage of the Tour de France brought a flurry of attacks, as Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans and a handful of other riders struggled to win time over each other on the iconic Alpe d'Huez.
At the end of the day, Schleck took over the Tour lead, a testament to his refusal to let first Contador, and then Evans, ride away from him.
With two stages remaining, the top 10 riders are:
Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 82 hour, 48:43
Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, plus 53 seconds
Zac and Penny Johnson's son Henry is 4, but they still have his hospital blanket in a box with other keepsakes. Zac remembers bringing one of these blankets home to their dog Daisy to smell, in anticipation of Henry's homecoming.
Last week, NPR asked for photos of newborns with the pink-and-blue-striped flannel blanket. We received close to 2,000 photos, from almost every state in the U.S.
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Maria Murillo processes clean baby blankets at Healthcare Laundry Systems in Wheeling, Ill. Last year, the laundry purchased 180,000 blankets to supply to hospitals around Chicago. Each blanket lasts approximately 15 washes before it's thrown out or lost.
It may be an unassuming piece of fabric, but it has woven itself prominently into American life.
If you've seen a photo of a newborn baby recently, you've probably laid eyes on it.
We're talking about a white flannel blanket with pink and blue stripes that is used in hospital delivery rooms across the country. It's one of the first things to touch the skin of countless babies every year.
The Senate Friday tabled the House's best shot at a debt reduction plan, the "Cut, Cap and Balance" bill conservative Republicans passed earlier in the week. But negotiators still seem far from a deal on Senate plan, and President Obama continues to parley with Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
USDA meat labeling rule may make it easier to tell if your meat's been treated with a saline solution.
Ever had that roasted chicken or your favorite pork shoulder recipe turn out much saltier than you expected? You're not alone.
After years of getting consumer complaints about it, yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will soon release a rule that would make it clear — right on the label — that some meat products have been enhanced with sodium solutions.