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The professional eater's guide to the food festival: Feast 2014

Before I became a food writer , I had unknowingly already started training for the Eating Olympics. Trips to New York City entailed unplanned pre-dinners at Mission Chinese before 18-course menus and Baconfest in Chicago, the smoked pork-fueled bacchanal of beignets and boozy milkshakes, was always on the yearly docket.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Science Daily

Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers

A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.

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The Local Tourist

Lions, Tigers, and Brewsa Oh my

The sun is shining now, but the crowd at Lions, Tigers and Brews beer festival was a little wet. Taking place at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the beer festival brought hundreds of Chicagoans, mostly millennials, to the zoo on Friday for an evening of craft beer, food trucks and animals.

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John Hope Bryant

Operation HOPE as Co-Host: Rwandan President Paul Kagame to Join...

September 15, 2014: Celebrating 20 years of liberation, Rwandan President, His Excellency Paul Kagame will be the guest of honor at Rwanda Day 2014 , scheduled for September 20 in Atlanta. Co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda , the Rwandan Community in the United States and Operation HOPE , Rwandans and friends of Rwanda will convene in Atlanta to reflect on the two-decade journey from genocide to becoming one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.

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Newsday

Pizza tours gain popularity in New York, Chicago, more

In East Islip road construction. right lane closed on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 EB between Carleton Ave/X46 and Southern Pky/Heckscher Pky In East Islip road construction.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

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The News

Pizza tours offer a slice of culture in cities like Chicago, New York

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

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The Republic

Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices - unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Switched

These Major Cities Are On The Short List To Host The Obama Library

The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library.

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MLive.com

Sculpture of Rotary founder Paul Harris installed in downtown Bay City; Dedication Day Tuesday

Carl McCleskey says he tossed and turned for two months trying to figure out just how to pose one of his latest creations - a bronze sculpture of Rotary founder Paul Harris that is to be unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 16, during a ceremony outside the Pere Marquette Depot in downtown Bay City.

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Examiner.com

Beer, brats and boats Oktoberfest cruise

In the crisp, fall air, Chicago starts to prepare for Oktoberfest celebrations. For the third year, Shoreline Sightseeing and Paulina Market join together to offer an unique Oktoberfest celebration, Beer, Brats and Boats Oktoberfest Cruise .

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EurekAlert!

UChicago study finds young women involve parent in abortion when anticipating support

This is Lee Hasselbacher, policy researcher for the Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago Medicine. CHICAGO, IL-When an adolescent wants to terminate a pregnancy, how does she decide whether to talk to a parent? A recent study from the Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Chicago found that pregnant teens will turn to parents and adults who are engaged in their lives and who will offer support, regardless of her pregnancy decision.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

What is Evansville's identity? Local leaders working on it [Evansville Courier & Press, Ind.]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--As a self-described urbanologist, Max Grinnell spends a lot of time thinking about -- and visiting -- American cities.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

Find way to ground unruly passengers

Air travel is stressful enough, with security wait times and procedures; rising ticket prices and a la carte charges; and shrinking legroom. But the behavior of unruly passengers can be unnerving, even terrifying.

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Daily Herald

Weekend picks: John Leguizamo brings 'Ghetto Klown' to Chicago Theatre

Comedian and actor John Leguizamo returns to the Windy City with a one-night-only performance of his Broadway show "Ghetto Klown" on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39-$79.

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Switched

Penguin Enters Restaurant Dressed In Tuxedo, Can't Get Any Service

This penguin knows how to dress fancy when the occasion calls for it -- admittedly, the task is made somewhat easier by having been born wearing a tuxedo -- so when it enters this South African restaurant, the bird just can't understand why the waiters don't immediately seat it. What, is it the beak? "Every so often a curious penguin finds himself wandering into the kitchen ... and they don't always willingly go out again!" YouTuber uploader adriandh95 wrote in the video's description.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WAPT-TV Jackson

Bert takes cross-country train ride

Most of us are always in a hurry to get where we're going - especially on vacation but for 16 WAPT's Bert Case - the trip's the best part. TO GET WHERE WE'RE GOING - ESPECIALLY ON VACATION.

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RedOrbit

Massive Spinosaurus Identified As The First Ever Semiaquatic Dinosaur

Image Caption: A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot. Photo by Mike Hettwer/National Geographic from the October edition of National Geographic magazine.

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Eater

The Road to the 38: 20 Courses (Bear Included) at Chicago's Elizabeth

Restaurant Editor Bill Addison is traveling to chronicle what's happening in North America's dining scene and to formulate his list of the essential 38 restaurants in North America. Follow his progress in this travelogue/review series, The Road to the 38 , and check back at the end of the year to find out which restaurants made the cut.

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