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11:24am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Salt

Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Long John Silver's has gained some notoriety in the past for serving up what the food police dubbed the most unhealthful meal in America. (aka heart attack on a hook.)

But the fast-food chain is out to change its reputation. One step in this new direction: a quick transition from partially hydrogenated oils that contain bedeviled trans fats. Today, the chain announced it is moving to a 100 percent soybean oil that is trans-fat free.

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11:22am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Two-Way

8-Year-Old Dies Trying To Save Relatives From Burning Trailer

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 11:55 am

There's a heartbreaking story coming out of Penfield, N.Y.: An 8-year-old boy died Monday as he was trying to save his uncle and grandfather from a burning trailer.

According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Tyler J. Doohan alerted six people — including two children, ages 4 and 6 — to the fire before he tried to wake up his disabled uncle and grandfather.

The paper reports that the trailer was a place Tyler knew well:

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10:20am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Two-Way

New Delhi's 'Agitator' Administrator Ends Unusual Protest

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (center) greets supporters from his blue wagon, which became a de facto local government headquarters during a two-day protest in New Delhi.
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In New Delhi an unprecedented two-day sit-in that pitted the local government against the national authorities has come to an end following altercations between police and protesters.

Some 30 people were injured during the demonstration that was led by newly elected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the local administrator who rallied members of his Aam Aadmi Party, named for the "Common Man," against the central government.

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9:36am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Watch: Canadian PM Belts Out 'Hey Jude' During Visit To Israel

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 12:05 pm

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks at pictures of Jewish Holocaust victims at the Hall of Names while visiting Yad Vashem on Tuesday.
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9:31am

Wed January 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Hopping Mad: Rabbit In Mandela Statue's Ear Is On Burrowed Time

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 2:23 pm

Look closely and you can see the tiny rabbit that sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren put inside the ear of their nearly 30-foot-tall statue of late South African President Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
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We don't often do hare-raising tales on The Two-Way, but here's one from South Africa.

Two sculptors who were refused permission to engrave their signatures onto their giant statue of Nelson Mandela came up with a novel solution: They hid a bronze rabbit in the statue's ear.

Our story begins Dec. 16, a day after Mandela's funeral, when President Jacob Zuma unveiled the statue by Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren at Pretoria's Union Buildings, the government's headquarters.

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