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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ending the Organ Shortage

Transplant recipient Dr. Sally Satel has a plan to encourage donation. (Feb. 6)

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Jon Friedman Mediaweb- Bloomberg TV

MarketWatch senior columnist Jon Friedman says Bloomberg Television needs to change it's style and format to attract more viewers. (Feb. 5)

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Video Trail Mix- Create Your Ode To the Financial Crisis

The songs and movies of the 1930s had a unifying effect of bringing the country together during the Great Depression. Craig wants to see your 'Ode to the Financial Crisis.' Send your video to trailmix@cq.com by Feb. 19, 2009.

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'Cut the Cord' on Electrical Cords

WSJ's Stacey Delo reviews ways to "cut the cord" on all the many electronic devices we have to charge, looking specifically at BlueLounge's Sanctuary.

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Scene from 'He's Just Not That Into You'

Watch a scene from the film, "He's Just Not That Into You", starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johanson.

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On Singing and Family- Opera Singer Anna Netrebko

WSJ's Christopher Farley speaks with opera singer Anna Netrebko about her life on and off the stage.

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Express Scripts Tamps Down Wild Health Costs

Growing demand for help controlling prescription-drug costs makes Express Scripts a particularly timely health-care stock. Express Scripts' ability to help lower drug costs and widen profit margins.Barron's Johanna Bennett reports.

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GE's Immelt- Important to Not Cut Dividends

GE's Jeffrey Immelt talks with WSJ's Alan Murray about why it is so important not to cut dividends even when earnings have been cut.

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Audio of US Airways Flight That Landed in Hudson

Hear audio of air-traffic controllers and the pilot of US Airways flight 1549, which crash landed in New York's Hudson River in January. The pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger guided the plane into the river after it collided with birds, causing both engines to fail.

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GE's Immelt on Greenhouse Gas Policies

General Electic CEO Jeffrey Immelt talks with WSJ's Alan Murray about cap-and-trade on carbon emissions and how the U.S. already has a greenhouse gas policy -- but nobody knows about it.

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GE CEO Looks Beyond 'Doom and Gloom'

GE's Jeffrey Immelt tells WSJ's Alan Murray how he's looking beyond the "doom and gloom" of the present financial crises and sees that commerce is still active in the global economy.

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GE's Immelt on Keeping a Triple-A Rating

WSJ's Jeffrey Immelt tells WSJ's Alan Murray why GE will continue to run the company like a Triple-A company despite what the ratings agencies have said.

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A Scene from 'The Pink Panther 2'

Watch a scene from "The Pink Panther 2", starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau.

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GE's Immelt Describes New Era in Capitalism

GE's Jeff Immelt talks to WSJ's Alan Murray about the creation of jobs in the U.S. and the nature of capitalism after the economy rebounds.

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Why a 'Bad Bank' May Not Be a Bad Idea

Dow Jones Newswires columnist Simon Constable sits down with Leo Tilman, author of "Financial Darwinism", to find out why "bad banks" may not be such a bad idea.

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Designing a Stimulus to Jumpstart the Economy - ASK THE EXPERT

Why do we need another stimulus? What are the most important elements to include in a new stimulus? And how long will it be before we start seeing results? Will Straw of the Center for American Progress answers these questions in the latest installment of CAP's ASK THE EXPERT series.

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Re-Entering the Workforce in Rockford

After getting laid off at a local Chrysler plant, Rockford, Ill., resident Chad Smith decides to go back to school. The 29-year-old father of three who had worked in construction and in the auto industry is now studying to become a computer programmer.

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European Shark Species in Danger

European scientists are warning that tighter controls on shark fishing for shark fins needs tighter control. Their numbers are endangered thanks to soaring demand and high prices for their fins. Video courtesy of Reuters

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Notorious Nazi Fugitive Has Finally Met His End

A notorious Nazi fugitive perpetrator, Austrian Dr. Aribert Heim aka Dr. Death, is reported to have died in 1992 of cancer. Heim sadistically killed hundreds of inmates at a concentration camp. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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How Clean Can Coal Be? Tennessee Tidal Wave of Coal Ash

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2009/02/04/coal-isnt-clean/ The coal industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get out the message of ?lean coal,?through front groups like the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, campaign contributions, and an army of lobbyists. But the devastating December 22, 2008 coal ash slurry spill of the Kingston Fossil Plant in rural Tennessee broke through the cacophony of clean coal carolers. This ThinkProgress Wonk Room video is a stark reminder that in reality, coal isn't clean.

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Bonus or No Bonus? An Exec Pay Debate

WSJ's Mean Street columnist Evan Newmark and Deputy Markets Editor Dennis Berman debate the government's plan to cap executive pay. Who wins out?

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Lighting the Way to Combat Global Warming

India's Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaks at the World Sustainable Development Summit calling on industrialized nations to take the issues of global climate change as seriously as the credit crunch. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Dry Spells Trouble for China's Wheat Crops

China has been experiencing a drought since November, having not seen snow or rain, putting China's wheat crops in jeopardy from lack of rain to irrigate crops, threatening farmers' incomes. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Home Buyers Remain Cautious

Housing prices are down and mortgage rates remain low, but home buyers should be aware that they're in it for the long haul. MarketWatch's Amy Hoak reports. (Feb. 5)

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Daily Baggage- Feb. 5

The Bagger discusses tweaks to this year's Oscar broadcast.

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MarketWatch Hot Stocks Report- Financials

Bank of America shares dip below $4 Thursday morning, while Visa and MasterCard head higher. MarketWatch's Greg Morcroft reports. (Feb. 5)

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Palestinian Killed in West Bank

Israeli forces kill Al'a Abu al-Rob, a member of the Islamic Jihad group. An Israeli military spokesman said the man was suspected of involvement in attacks against Israelis. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Dog Saves the Day in Robbery

A three-legged dog that recently gave birth came to the rescue of a Fort Worth, Texas, couple as they were being robbed next door. Video courtesy of Fox News.

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Help for Students, Help for the Economy

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/01/recovery_reinvestment101.html http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/01/ctc_house_senate.html What kind of education provisions are included in the recovery and reinvestment package? And why is education important to economic stimulus? The Center for American Progress's Raegen Miller answers these questions in the latest installment of CAP's ASK THE EXPERT series.

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Pirates Release Ship for Ransom

The Somali pirates seized the MV Faina, a Ukranian vessel carrying weapons and tanks, last September. They released it after reportedly receiving $3.2 million. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Obama Envoy to Tackle Afghanistan

President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, is heading to the area as the U.S. draws up plans to double troops. Video courtesy of Reuters.

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Cubans Reflect on Recent Changes

Everyday Cubans reflect on the state of the country since Fidel Castro stepped down after nearly a half century in power.

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Is Obama Losing Control of Stimulus Message?

After successfully staying on message during the campaign, is President Obama losing message control on his stimulus bill? The AP's Julie Pace looks at how Obama is trying to get the conversation back on track. (Feb. 5)

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Kentucky Still Without Power

Harsh winter storms left hundreds of thousands of Louisville, Ky. residents without power. As Dave Price reports, shelters crucial for residents fleeing the cold.

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Peanut Factory Linked To Rats

A Georgia worker has come forward with startling revelations about a peanut factory now under investigation in connection with the recent salmonella outbreaks. Jeff Glor reports from Blakely, Ga.

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Bailout Paying For Ballparks?

Citigroup is in hot water after it was learned that the taxpayer bailed out bank is sponsoring construction of a major league baseball stadium. Priya David reports.

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Car Crashes Into Apartment

Falling asleep after a late movie with her mother saved a young Hutchinson, Kan. girl's life after a car crashed through her bedroom wall. KWCH's Kara Sewell reports.

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Fight During HS Basketball Game

CBS News RAW: Two high school basketball scorekeepers are facing assault and battery charges after a fight broke out between the two during a game in Watertown, Mass.

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Obama Caps Exec Pay

President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner announced today executives of companies receiving federal aid would have their salaries capped at $500,000 dollars, a fraction of the salaries reported in the last pay cycle.

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Boy Found Dead In School Bathroom

10-year-old Aquan Lewis was found hanging from a hook in a bathroom stall at Oakton Elementary in Evanston, Ill. WBBM-TV's Joanie Lam reports.

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Blagojevich On Letterman Pt. 3

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in order to discuss his impeachment and removal from office. Blagojevich continues to maintain his innocence.

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Blagojevich On Letterman Pt. 2

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in order to discuss his impeachment and removal from office. Blagojevich continues to maintain his innocence.

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Blagojevich On Letterman Pt. 1

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in order to discuss his impeachment and removal from office. Blagojevich continues to maintain his innocence.

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Notebook- Executive Salary Cap

Pres. Obama has announced plans to cap executive salaries for heads of companies receiving federal aid from taxpayer bailouts. But, Katie Couric notes that this may not be the real problem.

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Global Demand Endangers US Turtles

US scientists and environmental groups are concerned that growing global demand for turtles is threatening to wipe-out some species in the United States. The World Wildlife Fund says consumption of turtle has risen in China where the meat is popular in food and traditional medicines, and US states such as Florida are increasingly supplying that demand.

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Obama Announces Faith-based Initiative

President Barack Obama says he will establish a White House office of faith-based initiatives that will show no favoritism to any religious group and closely adhere to the strict separation of church and state.

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Senegal's St Louis given a face-lift

The city of St Louis, founded by the French in the 17th century, is celebrating its 350th anniversary. The mood there, however, is not very festive, as last year UNESCO threatened to take the city off its list of World Heritage sites. Authorities are determined to hang on to the distinction and restoration work on decaying colonial buildings is underway.

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Where have the tourists gone?

Over the last years, Egypt made it to the top of world destinations for tourists. Last year, they were 11 million -- bringing in a bundle of nearly 10 billion dollars, or 11.6 percent of the country's GDP. But the postcard picture is over: with the global crisis, the forecast for 2009 looks grim, and bookings have already dropped dramatically.

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Model Vodianova unveils new lingerie line

Natalia Vodianova presented a new lingerie collection for Etam on Thursday, with an exclusive catwalk show in Paris.

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US, France to pressure sides to open Gaza crossing- Kouchner

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Thursday that both he and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed to put "pressure on both sides" to open the crossings into the Gaza Strip.

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LIPNI TRIES NEW ELECTION TACTIC

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu are battling it out to become Israel's next prime minister. In the lead-up to the February 10th election, Livni told supporters the Middle East peace process must move forward.

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Obama at Dept. Energy

President Obama speaks at the Department of Energy.

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Monet masterpiece falls short of auction hopes

Claude Monet's painting "Dans La Prairie" was sold at auction in London on Wednesday for more than 11 million pounds, falling short of its guide price of 15 million.

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Saving Flight 1549

CBS News RAW: Cpt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger spoke with TRACON, a traffic radar control center in Westbury, N.Y., as U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in N.Y.'s Hudson River.

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Obama at National Prayer Breakfast

Obama at National Prayer Breakfast

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Blair at National Prayer Breakfast

Blair at National Prayer Breakfast

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Obama signs SCHIP

Obama signs SCHIP

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Conjoined twins separated in Paris hospital

Conjoined eight-month old twin boys joined at the the throat and the stomach were successfully separated Wednesday in Paris, hospital. The brothers, named Imahaga and Imahalatsa, were in good health after the six-hour operation, led by surgeon Yann Revillon at the Necker Hospital for children.

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Jennifer Connelly's New Role

Actress Jennifer Connelly spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about her new romantic comedy, He's Just Not That Into You.

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Katy Perry's 'Thinking Of You'

Grammy-nominated pop singer Katy Perry performs a new acoustic rendition of her latest song, "Thinking Of You," her first ballad to be released as a single.

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Poland marks 20 years of free elections

Friday marks the 20th anniversary of negotiations which began the dismantling of Communist power in Poland. The so-called "round table" talks between government leaders and the opposition was the starting point for the first semi-free elections in Eastern Europe... and the beginning of the dismantling of the Soviet Bloc.

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Nazi 'Dr. Death' lived life out in Egypt as Muslim

One of the most wanted Nazi war criminals, Aribert Heim or "Doctor Death," lived for years as a quiet, pious Muslim in a small hotel on the edge of Islamic Cairo, where he was known as Doctor Tarek.

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Mystery Behind Octuplets

There are many unanswered questions concerning a Calif. woman who recently gave birth to octuplets, as it is still unknown as to how this mother received fertility treatments. Hattie Kauffman reports.

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Beware Of Tax Help Ads

Ray Martin and Harry Smith looked at TV commercials to see which tax help companies offer the best services and which are just trying to make a profit.

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Re-Examining Tylenol Murders

Chicago authorities have reopened a 1982 cold case file concerning the mysterious murders of seven people who died after taking Tylenol tablets laced with cyanide. Bianca Solorzano reports.

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Michelle Making Her Mark

While Michelle Obama has only been the First Lady for several weeks, she is already setting her agenda. Bill Plante reports.

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Cuba Gooding In Gifted Hands

Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith speak with actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Gooding's new role as famed pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.

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Automakers Bring Their Show to Washington

The Washington Autoshow in the US Capitol this week is trying to put a happy face on an industry that's hurting worse than ever before. The slide in US auto sales accelerated in January as tight credit and consumer pessimism drove sales to the lowest level in decades.

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Dinosaurs, Humans Coexist at Creation Museum

The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky offers a picture of life thousands of years ago according to the story of creation as it is told in the Bible.

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Tough Push For New Bailout

Criticism continues to mount against Pres. Obama's stimulus package. As Chip Reid reports, Pres. Obama must win over moderate Democrats and Republicans in order to get his legislation passed.

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Miniature Golfer

Brett Sodetz is just your average first grader -- until he steps on the golf course. As Sandra Hughes reports, the golfing prodigy already has his own coach and can drive the ball over 150 yards.

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Calif. Budget Crisis

Calif. is in the middle of a full-blown budget crisis. As Ben Tracy reports, the state is now $42 billion in debt and there is division between Gov. Schwarzenegger and the state legislature.

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Madoff Whistleblower Talks

The man who tried to blow the whistle on Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme told Congress that the SEC was unreceptive to his information. Armen Keteyian reports.

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Pres. Targets Exec Salaries

President Obama has taken a fierce strike at Wall Street, ordering a cap on the salaries of business executives whose companies receive government bailout funds. Anthony Mason reports.

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McCain On Obama Stimulus Plan

Katie Couric speaks with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about various reasons behind congressional Republican resistance towards President Obama's proposed $900 billion stimulus bill.

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Rock music scene hotting up in Beijing

China's music scene is hotting up, with more and more rock bands and festivals emerging. Industry insiders say the opportunities are exciting.

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Americans Diverge on Media Coverage of Obama

Thirty-eight percent of Americans think the news media have not been tough enough in their coverage of Barack Obama and his administration, 48% think media coverage has been about right, and 11% think it has been too tough.

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Florida Crops Threatened

Florida temperatures dropped and threatened citrus crops as a deep freeze gripped the nation. Kelly Cobiella reports.

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Wall Street Backlash

President Obama's executive pay cap for companies that receive federal funds is the first step to retain control of bailout money. Jeff Glor reports.

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O'Reilly Spins Stimulus Plan

Fox TV host Bill O'Reilly spoke with Harry Smith about President Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan and whether it is worth the money.

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UK energy sector shaken after wildcat strikes

Britain's energy sector has been shaken by a series of wildcat strikes this week which turned local workers against foreign hires. Though the strikes are over, the debate looks set to continue.

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Darwin remembered

2009 is Darwin year, the bicentenary of the British naturalist's birth, and 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work "The Origin of Species." An exhibition has opened in London's Museum of Natural History. Refile of an AFPTV report originally filed November 2008.

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Green eggs and ham? Designers play with food

Modern design has never really taken hold in food because people don't like taking too many risks with what they eat. But food designers in Paris are pushing the limits of how much creativity we can swallow.

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