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Slow carbs like whole-grain breads and pastas, oats and brown rice are rich in fiber and take more time to digest, so they don't lead to the same quick rise in blood sugar that refined carbs can cause. fcafotodigital/Getty Images hide caption

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You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb

Ditching carbs can lead to quick weight loss, but can you really stick with it? Here's the science on eating carbs smarter to keep you sated and healthy.

You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb

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Kansas state Sen. Stephanie Clayton was elected as a Republican in Nov., 2018, but has since left and joined the Democrats. Two other former Republicans, Sen. Dinah Sykes and Sen. Barbara Bollier, have done the same. Nicholas Clayton/AP hide caption

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These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

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As lawmakers returned to the Kansas state capitol this year, three seats won by Republicans are now in the hands of Democrats. That's after three suburban Republican women left the GOP.

These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta is open for the first time in nearly a month, after a grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation made up for the lack of federal funds from the partial government shutdown. Jeff Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Park Reopens For Holiday, Thanks To A Private Grant

Without money from the Delta Air Lines Foundation, Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park would have been closed for the King holiday, a National Park Service spokesman told NPR.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Confidencial, walks through the publication's ransacked offices in Managua, Nicaragua, in December, 2018. Chamorro has fled the country, citing "threats" from the government. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Leading Journalist Flees Nicaragua, Citing 'Extreme Threats' From The Government

Carlos Fernando Chamorro's newsroom was raided by police in December. International observers say President Daniel Ortega's government has grown increasingly repressive.

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Shutdown Makes Government Websites More Vulnerable To Hackers, Experts Say

The longer the federal shutdown lasts, the more likely security breaches of government websites become, cyber specialists say. And it could lead to security problems long after the government reopens.

Shutdown Makes Government Websites More Vulnerable To Hackers, Experts Say

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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, is among a wave of far-right leaders who have risen on the world stage. On Tuesday, Bolsonaro will headline the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: How The Rise Of The Far Right Threatens Democracy Worldwide

From Turkey and Hungary, to India and the Philippines, the voices of nationalism have become dominant forces that begin with the election of a charismatic, influential and powerful man.

Moscow's Fyodor Dostoevsky Library was renovated in 2013 and now sees some 500 visitors a day, up from just a dozen or so per day in earlier years. The library hosts language clubs, readings, lectures and concerts. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

"A library can be a loud place," says a city official in charge of Moscow's 400-plus public libraries, which have begun attracting visitors with coffee shops, theater rehearsals and lectures.

Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

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In the photo above, dust circles a worker during the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel in 1930. Workers on the project were exposed to toxic levels of silica dust; hundreds ultimately died. Courtesy of Elkem Metals Collection, West Virginia State Archives hide caption

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Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds

One of the worst industrial disasters in American history is a forgotten example of the dangers of silica, the toxic dust behind the modern black lung epidemic in Appalachia.

Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay celebrates with Greg Zuerlein after a game-winning field goal during overtime of the NFL's NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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The Rams And The Patriots Will Face Off For Super Bowl LIII

The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots both needed overtime in their conference games to reach the Super Bowl, where they'll meet for the first time in 17 years.

"It feels like confessing a crime," Tommy Tomlinson says about revealing his weight in his new book, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster hide caption

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He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

"Losing weight is figuring out something you can live with," says Tommy Tomlinson, author of the new memoir The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America.

He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

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A group of 47 migrants is transferred from a rescued inflatable boat onto a Sea Watch 3 RHIB during a rescue operation by the Dutch-flagged vessel Sea Watch 3 off Libya's coasts on Saturday. FEDERICO SCOPPA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 100 Migrants Feared Dead After Raft Sinks In Rough, Icy Mediterranean Sea

Flavio Di Giacomo, an IOM spokesman, told NPR, "The Italian authorities have now called off rescue efforts. It is very, very unlikely that we would find survivors at this point."

Hindu holy men sample the sacred waters, which are believed to be restorative, with the power to cleanse sin. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

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Sabrina Rubich and her 9-month-old son, Kenny, shop for milk and bananas using their newly issued SNAP benefits. Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio hide caption

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Food Assistance Payments Came Early But Have To Last Until March

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People who got their February food assistance payments early don't know when their food money for March will come as the federal government shutdown continues.

Food Assistance Payments Came Early But Have To Last Until March

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Sneaks' new album, Highway Hypnosis, is out Jan. 25 via Merge. Stephanie Severance/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Sneaks, 'Highway Hypnosis'

Sneaks has both the punk spirit and pop sense to carve out her own path in music. Highway Hypnosis is simply the sound of her revving the engine.

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