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Texas Hits The Books

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

Julia della Croce often couples purple and gold gnocchi (made with two varieties of sweet potato) for a striking sight — and a delicious meal. Celina della Croce and Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Found Recipes

Festive In Purple, This Pasta's Got A Sweet Side

Food writer Julia della Croce got quite a surprise when she discovered a purple variety of sweet potato at the market — and her signature Italian dumplings got a kick of color.

Benedict Cumberbatch plays British mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. "You're not asked to like the character," Cumberbatch says. "You're introduced to him, warts and all." Black Bear Pictures hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Code-Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.

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