4:36pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Salt

Why We Lie About Using Food Thermometers

It's easy to misuse a meat thermometer.
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Come Thanksgiving, cooks tend to go rummaging in the drawer to dig out the food thermometer; it may be the day we feel most compelled to deploy the slender little probe to keep the killer microbes at bay.

Or so we say. But we may be lying.

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4:29pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Puts Oil Pipeline Plan In Limbo Until After 2012 Vote

Originally published on Thu November 10, 2011 7:15 pm

A final decision on building a new oil pipeline to connect Alberta, Canada, to U.S. refineries near the Gulf of Mexico will not be made until after the 2012 presidential election, the State Department said Thursday.

TransCanada's proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline had come under pressure from environmentalists, as well as government officials in Nebraska. It would cost an estimated $7 billion to build.

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3:58pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Two-Way

As Paterno Exits, Rumors Name Urban Meyer As Penn State Successor

Originally published on Thu November 10, 2011 7:12 pm

With Penn State coach Joe Paterno ousted, rumors are speculating that former Florida coach Urban Meyer will be his replacement. In January, the two shook hands before the Outback Bowl.
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Could former Florida football coach Urban Meyer be the next head coach at Penn State?

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3:57pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Net Neutrality Survives Republican Challenge

Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 9:17 am

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) was one of the bill's sponsors.
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A Senate vote along party lines rejected a Republican proposal to overturn Federal Communications Commission rules that prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against similar websites or content providers.

The net neutrality rules, as they are called, were passed in December and the House passed a bill overturning the rules in April. Today, the Senate rejected the measure, ending the challenge. Reuters reports:

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3:43pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Receding Sea Ice Helps Storm Hammer Alaska's Coast

One of the strongest storms to hit western Alaska in almost 40 years tore through several coastal communities Wednesday, tearing up roofs and leaving many residents without power. Winds as high as 89 mph were recorded in some places, and flooding was a concern for many villages already soaked by rain.

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3:27pm

Thu November 10, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lexington Closing Haley Pike Landfill

The city of Lexington plans to close a more than 30 year old landfill by the end year. Division of Environmental Policy spokesman Mark York says there is simply no more room in the Haley Pike landfill. "That was actually the site of a city municipal landfill for years and we stopped sending city trash there back in 1995. And since 1995 we've only allowed construction and demolition debris material to be put in the landfill there."

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3:23pm

Thu November 10, 2011
The Commonwealth

Hotline Helps Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

A hotline will be available for one day only on Thursday to give Kentuckians financial and medical advice to help protect the elderly from financial fraud. The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is joining the National Adult Protective Services Association, Investor Protection Trust, the Financial Planning Association, Baylor College of Medicine and the Investor Protection Institute to make this service possible.

3:22pm

Thu November 10, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Experimental Drug Melts The Fat Off Chunky Monkeys

Originally published on Fri November 11, 2011 9:37 am

One of the monkeys that lost weight in a test of an experimental diet drug later regained it.
Patrick Hanley , University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Fat monkeys, rejoice!

An experimental drug that zeroes in on the blood vessels that feed fatty tissue helped obese monkeys lose quite a bit of weight in a study done by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Great for monkeys, sure. But maybe great for you, too.

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3:00pm

Thu November 10, 2011
Politics

Senate Panel Votes To Repeal Marriage Act

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, host: Fifteen years ago, Congress overwhelmingly approved the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. It said, while each state could decide how to define marriage, the federal government would only recognize the legal union of a man and a woman.

Since then, more than 130,000 same-sex couples have legally married in the U.S. and today, a congressional committee passed the very first measure to repeal DOMA. NPR's David Welna reports.

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3:00pm

Thu November 10, 2011
Election 2012

Perry Campaign Tries To Right Debate 'Oops'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank at last night's GOP presidential debate, forgetting one of three federal agencies he would eliminate if he becomes president.

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