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Associated Press: Nebraska Scientologist couple asks judge to declare infant blood-screening law unconstitutional. They argue that the practice, which is intended to identity metabolic diseases, conflicts with religious belief that newborns benefit from seven days of silence.
Boston Globe: Profile of teen girl from tough neighborhood in Boston who gets into Stanford.
New York Times (subscription required): Columnist David Brooks writes that understanding differences in male and female brains is key to helping boys do better in school and become more interested in reading.
Houston Chronicle: As more women buy homes, they’re getting knee-deep in do-it-yourself home improvement projects.
Associated Press again: The class of blood pressure medication known as ACE inhibitors, which was known to cause birth defects in the last six months of pregnancy, is now found to be unsafe during the first trimester.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.