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There are a surprising number of stock photos of gravy out there. You know, in the event you need one at some point.

A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.

The "blood moon" as seen from Korea town, west of Los Angeles, early on Tuesday. The next total eclipse of the moon comes on Oct. 8.

The view was great across much of the Americas early Tuesday as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse. If you missed it, the next one comes on Oct. 8.

Russia and Ukraine were the major contributors to the Soviet army. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Kiev continued to cooperate. The recent crisis transformed friend into foe.

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As part of Morning Edition's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, David Greene talks to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick about that day.

Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

Pro-Moscow militants have taken over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, ignoring a government deadline for them to lay down their weapons.

One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.

Volunteers with lower levels of blood sugar stuck more pins in voodoo dolls of their spouses than people with higher levels.

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

Workers assemble Android-based tablets from imported components at the Surtab factory in the Sonapi Industrial Park of Port-au-Prince.

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

President Obama announced in early April that more than 7 million signed up for health insurance through the exchanges.

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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The Leader of Temple Israel in Springfield says she feels terrible for the actions that claimed three lives in Kansas City Sunday, but is not surprised by the hatred still present towards certain groups.

Many Jews protested in Kiev's Independence Square, and see a thread connecting ancient Egypt to modern-day Ukraine. "We started our liberation 3,000 years ago, and we still are in the process," says Rabbi Alexander Duchovny.

The holiday has a powerful message this year for Jews in Ukraine, who have found liberation from what they saw as a corrupt government. But with violence in the East, their story is still unfolding.

The Twitter account for US Airways created an embarrassing incident for the airline Monday, after an inappropriate image was included in a tweet to a customer.

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.

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Missouri State University Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig, Athletic Director Kyle Moats, and MSU West Plains Chancellor Dr. Drew Bennett have new contracts.

Women make up nearly two-thirds of the people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists have figured out one reason why women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's. A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.

Winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The Washington Post and The Guardian were among the notable winners, commended for together breaking the news of NSA surveillance programs.

Firefighters search for survivors at a West, Texas, apartment building in April 2013. The breadth of destruction in West has raised questions about what, if any, new state laws should be passed to help prevent similar accidents in the future.

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.

Michael Phelps swims in his men's 200-meter individual medley heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in August 2012.

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, with from left, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., at a March 25 Capitol Hill news conference.

A high school French teacher who's challenging Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.

A Philadelphia Gas Works mechanic repairs an underground pipe.

The effort to replace thousands of miles of aging, corroded pipes — which could take decades and cost billions — is receiving fresh attention after an explosion last month in New York killed eight.

In the time of Exodus, the Hebrews had to travel the desert without reading material.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, our non-Jewish colleagues get an introduction to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

People gather to play Ingress in Austin, Texas. The video game has been downloaded 2 million times and is popular in the U.S. and Europe.

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.

This diamond necklace was pawned at New York Loan. It's for sale for $65,000.

The pawnbroker Borro has high-end customers, but it's not the only pawn shop that caters to the wealthy. Why are the rich turning to a type of credit usually associated with lower-income clients?

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen discusses the challenges of running the government's tax collection arm, in the face of sequestration cuts and congressional scrutiny.