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Morning Must Reads: January 15

Jan 15, 2015

Top of the Rock

A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to conquer a 3,000-ft. vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park

How to Get Kids to Eat More Veg

There's a way to get school kids to eat more vegetables at lunch, and it has nothing to do with what's on the menu. Just mess with their schedule

Eyes on Yemen After Paris Plot

Yemen's fingerprints are all over the terrorist attack against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo after the country's al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility

Science Fans Are Getting Their Own Netflix

John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel, will launch a service called CuriosityStream on March 18, offering science and nature-related content on demand. The service will be available on all Internet devices as well as Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast

Ohio Man Planned to Attack U.S. Capitol, Feds Say

An Ohio man has been arrested for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. Christopher Cornell, 20, is said to have used an alias and expressed support for the militant group ISIS on Twitter

Inactivity Is More Harmful Than Obesity

In a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition released on Wednesday, researchers say at least twice as many deaths are attributable to lack of exercise than there are to obesity. The data was taken from 334,161 European men and women

White House Will Call on Congress to Pass Paid-Leave Bill

U.S. President Barack Obama will continue rolling out policy recommendations that speak to issues facing the middle class ahead of his upcoming State of the Union address on Thursday, with a call for Congress to pass legislation addressing paid leave

Michael Keaton May Play McDonald’s Mogul Ray Kroc

Fresh off his big win at the Golden Globes, Birdman star Michael Keaton is in talks to star in a movie about the man behind McDonald’s. The Founder, depicting the life of fast-food pioneer Ray Kroc, will be directed by John Lee Hancock

Your Fish May Soon Be Caught by Thai Prisoners

Dozens of labor and human-rights groups have condemned a plan by the Thai junta to use prison labor on fishing boats, which are already notorious for violence, human trafficking and slave-like conditions

NRA Suing Pennsylvania Cities on Gun Laws

Armed with a new state law that opponents denounce as a gift to the gun lobby, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances throughout Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over measures in three cities

Missing Plane's Fuselage Found

Search crews located the fuselage of missing AirAsia Flight 8501, marking a breakthrough in the search for the plane's scattered wreckage. The flight en route from Indonesia to Singapore vanished over the Java Sea on Dec. 28 with 162 people on board

Pacquiao's Agent Denies Mayweather Deal

Fans hoping to see the fight of the century between eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather will have to keep waiting, after Pacman’s agent quelled reports that he had agreed to terms

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