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Gaza Fishermen Still Wary As Fishing Zone Expanded

In Gaza, everyone's a politician. Even the weather-beaten men who make their living from the sea. On Tuesday, Abu Wassim — a 40-year-old fisherman — was happily loading two large sea bass into the back of his jeep. Just over six years ago, Wassim and his fellow Gaza fishermen were banned by the Israelis from fishing beyond three miles off shore. Israel has now extended their fishing zone to six miles as part of the ceasefire agreement. The fishermen say venturing into the expanded zone is hazardous, and that Israeli's have already fired warning shots at them.
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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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