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The Salt

Super Bowl Ads Go Healthy: Selling Yogurt With A Steamy Kiss

Advertising during the big game is traditionally the realm of beer, chips and soda. But better-for-you foods will also make a play for viewers' wallets this year. Expect clever ads pitching nuts, yogurt and whole grain cereals.

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California stands in his Capitol Hill office beside a wall displaying his legislative accomplishments. Waxman, 74, said Thursday that he would retire after 40 years in the House of Representatives. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws

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Fireworks explode in a Shanghai street on Thursday, the eve of the Lunar New Year. Setting off firecrackers is meant to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. But many Chinese say they won't buy firecrackers this year, owing to growing worries about air quality. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Air Quality Worries Dampen Chinese New Year Fireworks

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Workers inspect an area near storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va., on Jan. 13. It is still unclear exactly how much of the chemicals leaked into the area's water supply. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

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Super Bowl Ads Go Healthy: Selling Yogurt With A Steamy Kiss

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The small streets of Williston, N.D., are bustling with trucks early in the morning. Annie Flanagan for NPR hide caption

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Commuting To Distant Oil Fields: Good Money, At A Price

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Ying Compestine's green tea-steamed shrimp dumplings. Lucy Schaeffer/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea

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Jeremiah Lasater committed suicide in high school after years of bullying. He played for the Vasquez High football team in Acton, Calif. Courtesy of Vasquez High School hide caption

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When Jeremiah Couldn't Take More Bullying, He Took His Life

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