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The Salt
1:15 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

When foraging for delicious bites of snow, steer clear of plowed piles and manure, researchers say.
Ryan Kellman NPR

Many people will see the snow that's currently blanketing much of the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse spend the day swooshing down a hill.

As for me, I like to think of snow as food.

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Law
1:12 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Ferguson Police Begin Reform Following DOJ Report, Mayor Says

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The Two-Way
1:11 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Florida Man's Facebook Post Against Employer In Emirates Leads To Jail

Ryan Pate's anger stemmed from Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics refusal to extend his leave so he could recover from a back injury. He took to Facebook in January to express his displeasure, calling his employers "backstabbers" and Arabs "filthy." When he returned to the Emirates, he received a call from the police asking him to come in.

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Book Reviews
1:09 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

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Music
1:09 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

On 'Collective Portrait,' Eddie Henderson Is Still Taking Risks At 74

Jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player Eddie Henderson was in his 30s when he debuted on record with Herbie Hancock. Before that he'd become a medical doctor, who went on to specialize in psychiatry, because it left his nights free to play the horn. With Henderson's new album, Collective Portrait, Fresh Air jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead says that decision is still paying off for him.

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