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Watch what happens when Stephen Colbert debates faith with outspoken atheist Bill Maher

"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert isn't the perfect Catholic — but he still tries.

November 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Why Americans are finding cheaper prices on Thanksgiving foods

Avian flu killed 8 million turkeys earlier this year — but consumers are still finding "bargain birds" on their pre-Thanksgiving shopping trips, according to NPR.

November 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The raisin-cup game to test your kid's future academic successes

Researchers indicated parents who want to test the future intelligence of the toddlers they're raisin’ might just need a dried grape and cup.

November 21, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


How people can view religion from space — trends in global fires

A new scientific paper suggests global wildfires might share a common characteristic with people: They rest on Sundays, according to The Washington Post.

November 21, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


'Godzilla El Niño' expected to devastate fragile populations

The world’s most vulnerable populations are facing six months of increased food and water shortages as El Nino brings drought to Africa, South Asia and Pacific islands, experts predict.

November 19, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


10 Thanksgiving travel tips families can be grateful for

Spurred by cheap gas prices, 47 million Americans plan to travel away from home over Thanksgiving weekend, according to The Washington Post.

November 19, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Want your children to meet Santa this holiday season? It might cost you

Annual family trips to visit Santa Claus at the mall might've induced stress, annoyance and awkwardness in parents — but at least they came at little cost during an expensive time of year, according to Yahoo Parenting.

November 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What's up with Oxford Dictionaries' 'word' of 2015?

Oxford Dictionaries' choice for 2015 Word of the Year shows that because of tech-driven means of communication, words have fallen on tough times: They're not even guaranteed to win an accolade seemingly reserved for them.

November 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The 25 most popular gift cards for Christmas 2015

A recent report indicated only Santa himself, holiday parties and time off from school rival gift cards' prominence during Christmas.

November 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Anne Frank's diary now has a co-author — and here's who

"The Diary of Anne Frank" provides readers a glimpse into the experiences of a teen girl living in World War II-era Europe — but now it's getting a co-author: Frank's father.

November 17, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The Wukchumni language is dying, and its last speaker is doing this to preserve it

The world's lone person still fluent in Wukchumni, Marie Wilcox's goal proves a bit difficult to put into words.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Why 1.2 million public housing units could be smoke-free soon

In a notable step in the government's decades-long "crackdown" on tobacco products, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed Thursday a rule to ban smoking in 1.2 million public housing units in the U.S., according to The Washington Post.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Michigan restaurant offers lonely people a free meal on Thanksgiving

He faced loneliness, homelessness and hunger as a young adult overseas — and now the owner of a Michigan restaurant "pays it forward" at Thanksgiving, according to Mashable.

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Is America's bail system anti-poor?

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week he's seeking an overhaul of his state's bail system, eliminating cash bails for those who are not flight-risks, but instead remain in jail "merely because they are poor."

November 16, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


Iowa school gives kids a quarter of a graham cracker to teach them about poverty

Western Dubuque High School in Iowa had an interesting assembly Monday, according to The Telegraph Herald.

November 15, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National


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Student pens essay on the perils of binge drinking after doctors told her she might be 'brain dead'

National statistics indicate when Americans under the age of 21 drink, it's in the form of binge drinks — and a blog post penned by ...

January 17, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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