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5/24/2018

Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.

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5/24/2018

Chipotle Mexican Grill will move its headquarters to Newport Beach, Calif., and close its offices in Denver and New York City, the company said Wednesday. The Southern California area is home to headquarters for several chains, including Taco Bell, where Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol previously served as chief executive.

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5/24/2018

Subway makes domestic closing and relocation decisions on a case-by-case basis and it's focusing major expansion efforts in markets such as China where it sees pent-up demand, said James Walker, the brand's vice president of development. The chain will also focus growth efforts on Europe, South Korea, India and Saudi Arabia, he said.

5/24/2018

Second-generation Mister Softee driver Heli Vasquez has been selling soft-serve ice cream around New York City for more than three decades. Vasquez is among about 200 drivers who work seven days a week from March to October to feed demand for the iconic hot-weather treat.

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5/24/2018

Students at a junior high school in Louisiana recently celebrated their school nutrition professionals for helping to increase participation in the school's breakfast program. The school increased its breakfast participation by 46% and received the state's top award in the "No Kid Hungry" Breakfast Challenge.

5/24/2018

Join us for FOODBIZ+ Specialty Foods with Ron Tanner, vice president of philanthropy, government and industry relations for the Specialty Food Association, owner of the Fancy Food Shows and the publisher of Specialty Food Magazine, and FBS' host, as they sit down to discuss the latest trends in the specialty food product space and what sets a new product apart from others, giving a greater opportunity for success in the marketplace on Thursday, May 31 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Register for this free, online event here!

5/24/2018

Nutella frosting, creme fraiche or tahini whipped cream can elevate basic banana bread to new heights, writes Charlotte Druckman. At Mister Jiu's in San Francisco, co-owner Anna Jew-Lee crafts a version flavored with coconut and black sesame topped with white-sesame whipped cream.

5/24/2018

To keep their wine hidden from Napoleon's invading armies in the 19th century, the Portuguese buried bottles beneath their cellars. When it was eventually extricated, the wine had improved in flavor and gained some carbonation, so the country's traditional "wine of the dead" was born.

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5/24/2018

A Maryland elementary school is testing the benefits of a group therapy program for students who have experienced trauma, cognitive disorders or anxiety. The 12-week Resilience Builder Program includes lessons in leadership, empathy, problem-solving and stress management.

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National Public Radio
5/24/2018

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing criticism from civil rights groups over comments she made before a House committee suggesting that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration. Advocates say the approach violates the US Constitution.

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