Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

The Cost Of Being A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies'

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:27 am

As a new documentary shows, a plate of soul food is loaded with questions about history, identity and health.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn PBS

You are what you eat, the old saying goes. But if you change what you eat, are you fundamentally changing who you are?

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Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Java Security Flaw Is Repaired; Experts Still Recommend Disabling It

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 5:46 am

Days after the Department of Homeland Security said computer users should remove the latest versions of its Java software, Oracle Corp. says it has fixed the flaw, in a new update released Monday. As we reported Friday, hacking groups included the Java 7 vulnerability in new "exploit kits" this year.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

After The Knee Is Fixed, How Long Before The Player Returns?

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III lays on the field after injuring his knee during an NFL playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks on January 6. Griffin had knee surgery two days later.
Richard Lipski AP

One week after the brilliant young quarterback Robert Griffin III blew out his right knee in an NFL playoff game, fans' questions have morphed from "How could this have happened?" to "When do we get him back?"

But figuring out when an athlete with damaged knee ligaments can get back in action is an inexact art at best, because medicine has yet to come up with a solid way to fix a knee.

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Mon January 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Elder President Bush Released From Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush in June.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images for HBO

After nearly two months in a Houston hospital, where he spent some of the time in intensive care for treatment of complications related to bronchitis, an infection and a stubborn fever, former President George H.W. Bush was sent home today.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Author Interviews

Retired Bishop Gene Robinson On Being Gay And Loving God

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:25 pm

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, has retired. He'll start working with the Center for American Progress, a progressive research and policy organization, on issues of faith and gay rights.
BProud Photography Knopf

For many years, it didn't occur to Bishop Gene Robinson — the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church — that he might retire before age 72, the mandatory retirement age for Episcopal bishops. But then, in 2010, Mary Glasspool, who is also openly gay, was elected bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Los Angeles and, for the first time, Robinson reconsidered his retirement plans.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Around the Nation

The Great American Signature Fades Away

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 2:04 pm

John Hancock's famously large signature is part of our visual heritage, but handwritten signatures are used less and less.

Much has been made recently of the loopy signature of Jack Lew, the Treasury secretary nominee whose name — if he is confirmed — will appear on new U.S. currency.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Top Stories

Bad Weather Weekend, More on the Way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.

With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.

Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Middle East

Saudi King Invites Women To Join The Debate ... From Another Room

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, shown last November, has appointed women for the first time to a top advisory body. But in a country where the sexes are strictly segregated, the women will meet in a separate room from the men.
Bertrand Langlois AFP/Getty Images

King Abdullah kept a promise to Saudi Arabia's women last week, when he appointed 30 of them to four-year terms in the new Consultative Assembly, the pseudo-legislature that advises the monarch on laws and regulations.

As usual with such developments in Saudi Arabia, there is a catch: The women will have to meet in a room separate from the men.

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Mon January 14, 2013
Top Stories

Spring Semester Begins at Mid-State Universities

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There's good news out this week for university students as they return to classes for the spring semester.

Students at Tennessee State University returned to class Monday. Students at Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State, and Austin Peay State head back to classes on Thursday. Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb and Trevecca all got their spring semesters underway last week.

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Mon January 14, 2013

Crimson And Cream: Delta Ladies Cheer Centennial

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 3:56 pm



Now, we want to talk about a different kind of service. If you were in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, then you probably saw a sea of ladies wearing red and white - or rather crimson and cream. Those are the colors of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. The organization celebrated its centennial over the weekend.

It was founded by students at Howard University in 1913 and the group now has some 900 chapters all over the U.S. and in countries around the world, including Germany, Japan and Korea.

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