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Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause

Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.


Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.


With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.


Water, Electricity And Other Needs In Short Supply In Gaza

In Gaza, the price of drinking water has soared, there's little electricity — and another shortage is beginning: people displaced by the fighting are waiting in long lines to get food.


On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.


A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.


In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.


Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage

Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.


New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.


Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?

Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.



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