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Washington Apple Growers Sink Their Teeth Into The New Cosmic Crisp

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 12:13pm

A new apple variety is on its way. It's called Cosmic Crisp, and farmers in Washington state are planting these trees by the millions. They're making a risky bet that consumers will like it.

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Facebook Plans To Add 3,000 Workers To Monitor, Remove Violent Content

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:03am

"If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly," Mark Zuckerberg wrote Wednesday. The hiring spree comes amid a spate of violent videos uploaded to the site by users.

(Image credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Is Pharrell, The First Man To Model A Chanel Bag, Pushing Any Boundaries?

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:30am

In promoting a $4,000 handbag, is the producer widening the boundaries of hip-hop fashion?

(Image credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for CHANEL)

Porn Star Plays New Role As Advocate For Industry

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:09am

This week on 'Brave New Workers': After 20 years working as a performer in the adult entertainment industry, Alana Evans is putting her efforts into organizing for the Adult Performers Actors Guild.

(Image credit: Courtesy Alana Evans/Courtesy Alana Evans)

Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:27am

Immigration advocates often tout how many startups are founded by foreigners. Yet the U.S. does not offer startup visas. Some entrepreneurs turn to a program started as an experiment in Massachusetts.

(Image credit: Asma Khalid/Asma Khalid/WBUR)

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