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  • Paula Deen distances herself from posted ‘I Love Lucy’ photo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Deen didn’t post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as “I Love Lucy” character Ricky Ricardo, and the social media…

  • Groups call for Hindu, vegan displays at Arkansas Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Capitol lawn could soon get crowded: Existing statues that honor Confederate soldiers, fallen firefighters and the nine black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School might be…

  • Loudoun’s swankiest new shopping center aims to make Ashburn feel more urban

    When Loudoun County’s first Whole Foods Market opens later this month, it’ll bring with it a lot of firsts for the county — and developer Regency Centers hopes plenty of that area’s wealthy shoppers. Clad…

  • General Mills plans major move toward cage-free eggs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain. The Golden Valley-based company…

  • A $125 martini? Yes — and it’s selling

    WASHINGTON — As if food and drink isn’t expensive enough in the D.C. area already, a new steakhouse in the District is offering a $125 martini. But maybe you can’t blame it — in the…

  • ​D.C. restaurant group jumps into the distilling game

    The next project from the team behind the Founding Farmers group of restaurants will be a 12,000-square-foot restaurant with an in-house distillery near Mount Vernon Square in downtown D.C. Farmers & Distillers aims to open…

  • Portable farms take root as new use for shipping containers

    Your lettuce may be local, but that doesn’t mean it comes from a farm. A new agricultural idea is taking root in D.C. — and it involves shipping containers.

  • Chinese families of Yale students grow a garden, tradition

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A once-vacant city block at the northern edge of Yale University now teems with exotic herbs and vegetables, tended carefully by a community of graying people from China who are…

  • Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about…

  • Can You Trust a Skinny Chef?

    Before Carla Hall became co-host of ABC’s “The Chew” or a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” or even a chef at all, she was a skinny little girl who grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where…

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when the New…

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to “Remember the Alamo,” after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of…

  • Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc.…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…

  • Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next. Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand…