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Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Arts, Culture & Media

If you like enchiladas con mole, give thanks to Mexico’s convent kitchens

Barbara Sibley is the chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in New York, but she was born and raised in Mexico. Her parents were expatriate Americans who fell in love with Mexico and decided to stay. At college, Sibley studied anthropology. And maybe that's why she's so interested in the roots of modern Mexican cuisine, and especially the role played by Mexican convents in creating that cuisine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Hudson River?first explored by Henry Hudson 400 years ago. Anchor Marco Werman gets a historical sketch of the exploration from Tom Lewis, author of The Hudson: A History.

The Hugging Saint

Meet Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. She's frequently called "the hugging saint" and her followers estimate she has hugged more than 27 million people. But what makes her a hero are her tireless efforts to provide food, shelter, medical care, and education to the poor.