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4:29pm

Mon March 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Brevity is the Soul of Fic: NPR Kicks Off Round 8 of Three-Minute Fiction

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This weekend, NPR launched the latest round of its innovative writing contest Three-Minute Fiction. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke with Weekend All Things Considered host and contest creator Guy Raz about Three-Minute Fiction’s evolution and its enduring popularity – something he says he never anticipated...

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3:15pm

Mon March 12, 2012
The Salt

Death By Bacon? Study Finds Eating Meat Is Risky

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 9:14 pm

This would be considered a "once in a while" food.
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Bacon has been called the gateway meat, luring vegetarians back to meat. And hot dogs are a staple at many a backyard BBQ.

But a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that daily consumption of red meat — particularly processed meat — may be riskier than carnivores realize.

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1:58pm

Mon March 12, 2012
The Salt

How A Sunflower Gene Crossed The Line From Weed To Crop

Sunflowers in Birmingham, Ala.
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I'm rounding out The Salt's impromptu Pest Resistance Week (which started with stories about weeds and corn rootworms) with a little-known tale that may scramble your mental categories.

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11:39am

Mon March 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Before He Became 'Tricky Dick,' Richard Nixon Wrote Love Letters

Originally published on Mon March 12, 2012 11:45 am

Richard Nixon is shown as a member of the Whittier College football squad in Whittier, Calif., circa 1930s.
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We're all familiar with the gruff Richard Nixon of the Watergate tapes. But the presidential library of the 37th president of the United States has an exhibit that shows a different side of him — the softer, gushy side of him that emerged as he was courting Pat Ryan, the woman who would become his wife.

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9:44am

Mon March 12, 2012
The Salt

Children Face Dangers On Farms, But Not From Farmwork

Most farm injuries come when children are playing or visiting, not working.
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Farms may conjure an image of a pastoral landscape, with children running and frolicking in green pastures. But farms do come with their own dangers. And there's plenty of argument on what should be done to ensure the safety of children who live or work on farms.

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