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The Salt

'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

Portrait of American social worker Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), early 1900s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Name Doesn't Quite Fit

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Hesitation Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters
Glorious Traffic Jam Bram Weijters & Chad McCullough

The United States said on October 12, 2017 that it was pulling out of the UN's culture and education body, accusing it of "anti-Israel bias" in a move that underlines Washington's drift away from international institutions. Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Plans to Pull The U.S. Out Of The Cultural Arm Of The U.N.

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Continuing Niklas Aman
Fortaleza Renaud Garcia-Fons

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'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

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Mick Ronson onstage in 1975. Filmmaker John Brewer hopes his documentary Beside Bowie will earn the late guitarist a place in the rock and roll canon. Michael Putland/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Beside Bowie,' Sideman Mick Ronson Takes The Foreground

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End Titles John Debney
1000 Arms Lymbyc Systym
Scientic Romance Lymbyc Systym

A 19-year-old woman talks with nurse Valeria Zafisoa at a traveling contraception clinic in eastern Madagascar run by the British nonprofit group Marie Stopes International. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar

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Buho Ash Black Bufflo

Boy Scout Charlie Underdown of Seattle says that welcoming girls into the group fits with the Scout Law, which says to be "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent." Courtesy Perry Underdown hide caption

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This Boy Scout Welcomes Girls To His Troop

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Ledge Seas of Years
Turquoise Podington Bear

Travis Meadows' new album, First Cigarette, is available Oct. 13. Joshua Black Wilkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I Take The Long Way Going Everywhere': Travis Meadows On Learning To Be Human Again

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Pontiac Travis Meadows
Small Hands Make Big Things Jim Guthrie