PODCAST: Down with the beef burger, the State of the Union for toddlers
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Pope Benedict took office in 2005, as the Catholic Church was reeling from a sex abuse scandal. Has he been effective in restoring the Church’s brand around the world?
President Obama will lay out his second-term agenda Tuesday night in the annual State of the Union address. On the wish list of one group with ties to the Administration: expanding access to preschool. The Center for American Progress is pushing a plan to increase federal funding so that all 3- and 4-year-olds can attend pre-kindergarten.
“Bread, freedom, social justice” — that’s the slogan Egypt protestors used during their successful uprising in 2011. Today, protestors in Egypt have been urged to use the same slogan in protests marking the second anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s fall from power.
And finally, we may be losing interest in greasy cheeseburgers. Bloomberg News reports that sales for beef burgers at fast food chains fell 28 percent from 2006 to 2011, while sales of low calorie items increased. Although it’s worth noting that the egg McMuffin and the McRib Sandwich both count as low calorie.
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