The debate about sustainable diets has focused on meat production, which requires lots of land and water to grow grain to feed livestock. It also contributes to methane emissions. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say the 2015 dietary guidelines won't include sustainability goals. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal

A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.

Pictured is the inside of the Pavlovich Ballet School Building, home of the Columbia Classical Ballet, as electrical crews shut off power Monday, in Columbia, S.C. Gerry Melendez/The State/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Deluge Contaminates And Destroys Ballet School

The South Carolina flood has left the Columbia Classical Ballet Company without its costumes, scores or its building.

Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets Boeing employees in May prior to talking about the benefits to U.S. exporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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This We Do Know About The Trade Deal: The Shouting Is Already Loud

When President Obama announced the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the proposal.

New Mexico's largest electric provider — the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington — has been defending a plan to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with a mix of more coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar power. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

Humans changed Earth's climate by mistake, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But not doing everything we can now that we know it's happening — that would be our fault and our failure as a species.

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'American Horror Story' Returns, With Twists, Thrills And A Chilling Lady Gaga

FX's American Horror Story returns for Season 5 this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."

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After Employees Mob Air France Executives, French Government Gets Involved

Executives were taking part in meetings about how the company would slash nearly 3,000 jobs when hundreds of workers stormed the Air France offices on Monday.

The "Super-Kamiokande" neutrino detector operated by the University of Tokyo's Institute for Cosmic Ray Research helped scientist Takaaki Kajita win a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Canadian Arthur B. McDonald. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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2 Scientists Win Physics Nobel For Discovering Neutrinos Have Mass

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada found that the tiny particles shift identities like chameleons in space.

The trauma center operated in Kunduz by Doctors Without Borders was in flames after U.S. airstrikes on Saturday that left 22 dead, including medical staff and patients. AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Was Kunduz Attack A War Crime? Legal Analysts Say It's Difficult To Prove

Doctors Without Borders says U.S. airstrikes on its hospital in Kunduz amount to a war crime. Analysts say an investigation is needed, but diplomatic fallout is more likely than a war crime prosecution.

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Music Interviews

Chrissie Hynde: 'I'm Just Telling My Story'

The Pretenders founder discusses her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender. The book is about her life as a musician; "the rest of me," she says, "isn't really up for grabs."

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