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Ask Umbra: Does antibacterial soap work better than the old-school variety? – Grist

Shutterstock Send your question to Umbra! Q. When I asked my new roommate if we could switch to regular dishwashing liquid from our pure castile soap, she said she would rather not because she was “bug friendly.” I’m a fond lover of the flora and fauna myself, but I don’t want to get a foodborne disease that would be avoided by using a stronger soap. I even wonder if the…

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014

Indian diplomat indicted in NY maid case leaves USA – USA TODAY

Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general, is accused in New York of not paying her Indian maid the minimum wage.(Photo: Mohammed Jaffer, AP) An Indian envoy was indicted Thursday for allegedly lying to get her New York City housekeeper a work visa, and the State Department asked her to leave the country after granting India’s request for broader diplomatic immunity. Devyani Khobragade, 39, is charged with visa fraud and making…

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014

Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ trilogy claims top 3 on USA TODAY’s list – USA TODAY

Veronica Roth’s ‘Divergent’ ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Allegiant’ books are No. 1, 2 and 3 on this week’s USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.(Photo: Nelson Fitch) Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the book world today: Hat trick: An icy start to 2014 means hot sales for young-adult celebrity author Veronica Roth. After Divergent hit No. 1 for the first time last week, her dystopian trilogy (which includes Insurgent and Allegiant) sweeps…

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014

USA TODAY Sports’ divisional playoff predictions – USA TODAY

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USA TODAY Sports’ All-Bowl team: The best individual performances – USA TODAY

Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies reacts late in the game against the Duke Blue Devils during the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31.(Photo: Joe Robbins, Getty Images) College football’s postseason began with the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21 and concluded with the Bowl Championship Series national title game Monday. In total, 70 teams participated. With the postseason in the books and the national champion…

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014

New NYC Marriott is USA’s tallest hotel building – USA TODAY

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