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Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Study: Marinades help prevent cancer

Spicy barbecue marinades have joined the ranks of cancer-fighting foods, say Canadian scientists who took their research right to the grill. Published March 24, 2010

Voight, tea party groups plan last-minute protest

Four lawmakers, one movie star, one relative of President Obama and a coalition of 30 "tea party" and grassroots groups plan a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday to call for the defeat of Mr. Obama's heath care reform plan. Published March 19, 2010

Poll finds stubborn suspicion of census

In the age of identity theft, privacy concerns and increasing public distrust of big government, the 2010 census has an image problem. Published March 19, 2010

Poll: Fewer people worry about warming

Former Vice President Al Gore's insistence on Monday that global warming was behind a spate of bad weather could fall on some very deaf ears. American's concerns over environmental worries are at the lowest level in two decades, according to a new Gallup poll. Published March 17, 2010

Obama donates Nobel money

President Obama came through on his previous promise to donate his Nobel Prize money - $1.4 million - to charity. Mr Obama announced the 10 diverse causes that will received a portion of his award on Thursday. Published March 12, 2010

GOP backs 'don't ask' advocate

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins claimed that he had effectively been "blacklisted" from a faith event because of his opposition to dropping the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and now some prominent congressional Republicans have come to his defense. Published March 11, 2010

Congressman: Put Reagan on $50 bill

Former President Ronald Reagan could achieve a newfound currency: his face emblazoned on a crisp $50 bill. The Gipper could supplant Grant. Published March 4, 2010

Lawmaker: Put Reagan on the $50 bill

North Carolina Republican Patrick T. McHenry introduced legislation to replace the face of Ulysses S. Grant with Reagan's image Tuesday. Published March 3, 2010

'Tea party' leaders use survey to strike back at critics

Some members of the "tea party" have struck back at media bias against the grass-roots political movement and critics who derisively dismiss the group as violent "hicks," opportunists, "teabaggers" or worse. Published March 3, 2010

Left or right, majority sees news bias

The old problem of media bias persists despite the fact that America is a nation of eager news junkies who get their information fix from an array of "platforms," according to a wide-ranging survey and analysis released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Published March 2, 2010

View on gays in military gets Air Force guest uninvited

The controversy over gays in the military could pit political correctness against First Amendment rights, some say -- and a battleground is erupting over a simple public speaking engagement. Published February 26, 2010

Studies: Belief in God relieves depression

Mental health specialists say they are finding that a belief in God plays a positive role in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Published February 25, 2010

Scientists add to menu of health foods

Rosemary, chickpeas, exotic carrots, an anti-aging cocktail with a garlic base — add them to the list of powerful disease-fighting edibles, say scientists, who now include them on a roster of foods that do a body good. Published February 18, 2010

White House lasagne: Turkey and spinach

Lasagne in the White House is not a beef and pork affair. White House chef Cristeta Comerford has spilled the beans about a favorite Obama family dish. Published February 12, 2010

Reagan sons bicker over dad's values, 'tea parties'

It has escalated into a family feud with little chance of detente: The sons of former President Ronald Reagan are squabbling over the intellectual legacy of their father. Published February 11, 2010

Reagan feud: Would the Gipper like the tea party?

It has escalated into a family feud with little chance of detente: The sons of former President Ronald Reagan are squabbling over the intellectual legacy of their father. Published February 10, 2010

48 million in U.S. see address by Obama

President Obama had a better than average audience for the State of the Union address Wednesday night, drawing 48 million viewers nationwide, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. Published January 29, 2010