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Choosing a substitute for sugar isn’t just a matter of preference, it’s a health concern. But one that science can’t agree on. The New York Times recently examined the three leading brands of sweetener and public attitude towards each. Saccharin, Aspartame and Sucralose are the respective ingredients of Equal, Sweet ‘n Low and Splenda. And […] [Read More]
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George H.W. Bush says birthday ‘better than the alternative’

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As former President George H.W. Bush, the only Houstonian elected president of the United States, celebrates his 88th birthday Tuesday, he shares this insight:

“It’s pretty darn old,” he said. “I’ll tell you I never thought I get this far in chronology,” adding that aging is “better than the alternative.”

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Dad accused of beating daughter’s alleged molester to death

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A father who said he saw a man molesting his 4-year-old daughter behind a barn apparently beat the man to death Saturday afternoon, according to the Houston Chronicle. The death occurred about 3:45 p.m. at a horse barn near Shiner, Texas, about 127 miles west of Houston, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon. Harmon said [...] [Read More]
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High-tech solution to dog poop coming to Israel

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Jerusalem has a dog poop problem. It’s apparently so bad, city officials are going high-tech to deal with it. They’re planning to compile a DNA database of city dogs and when they collect the illegal poo, they’ll be able to track down the offending pups. And the owners pay, according to The Daily Mail. [Read More]
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Fake tax return nets Oregon woman $2 million, then theft charges

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Authorities arrested a Salem, Ore., woman last week, accused of swindling the Oregon Department of Revenue out of more than $2 million by filing what could be one of the biggest fraudulent tax returns in state history, Oregon Live is reporting. [Read More]
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck buying $4M Greenwich home

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Morning talk show star Elisabeth Hasselbeck will soon be added to the list of celebrities who call Greenwich home. HOME IN THE ‘BURBS: The Daily Mail is reporting that Hasselbeck, a co-host on ABC’s The View, and her husband, former NFL quarterback Tim, have listed their Manhattan apartment for $3.3 million and are close to […] [Read More]
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Greenpeace releases behind the scenes look at fake Shell Oil video

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Update: Greenpeace, the Yes Lab and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are claiming responsibility to the series of hoaxes on Shell Oil. “This experience shows that a few energized people can compete with the billions that Shells spends on advertising and lobbying,” James Turner, a Greenpeace organizer, said. “As people find out how [...] [Read More]
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‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ mashup goes viral

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It’s been more than a decade since “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” taped its last episode, but his lessons are going viral this week with the help of musician and producer John D. Boswell. Boswell, known for his “Symphony of Science” videos on YouTube, created a mashup of Rogers’ episode clips. Created in partnership with PBS and [...] [Read More]
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Houston’s public library scans for counterfeit $5 bills

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While on its mission to provide free information, the Houston Public Library has to swat at the occasional counterfeiter. [Read More]
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Does this anti-Obama button go too far?

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By PEGGY FIKAC Hearst Remember the controversy over the button sold at the 2008 GOP convention that asked, “If Obama is President … will we still call it the White House?” Not sure if the button on the left will draw the same concern. It was among a variety already snagged by Dallas Morning News [...] [Read More]
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