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Urban Farms Fuel Idealism. Profits? Not So Much

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:19am

Raising crops in the city has become a trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a survey finds. But many urban farmers are in it for other reasons, like addressing hunger and building community.

In Memoriam: Ray Tomlinson, Who Put The @ Sign In Your Email

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:50am

Do you remember your first email? Tomlinson, who has passed away at 74, had earlier told NPR he accepted the title of "inventor of email," but his first email was forgettable and so forgotten.

Decades Later, 'Spy' Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:41am

No journalists have scrutinized Donald Trump more — or infuriated him more — than Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen during their days at Spy magazine.

Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:38am

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Modern Email, Has Died

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 5:47pm

Tomlinson invented person-to-person email in 1971, at a time when a few people had personal computers. The first email was sent on a computer network that was created for the U.S. government.

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate 'Tampon Tax'

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 12:00pm

While drugs and many medical necessities are mostly exempt from state sales tax, feminine hygiene products are not in the majority of states. Efforts are building to try and change that.

Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 4:18am

While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops. The government wants to that to change.

Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:55pm

Iranians are hoping the recent election of more reformers to parliament will help improve the economy.

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