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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:02pm

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company's Health Insurance

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:32am

Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.

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How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:12am

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

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Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.

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Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:38am

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:38am

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:14pm

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:14pm

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded . He already faced conspiracy charges.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:56pm

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:56pm

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:50pm

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.

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FDA Decision Signals New Competition For Some Of The Costliest Drugs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:50pm

Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.

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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:55pm

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.

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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:55pm

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.

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Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:01am

The latest protests in Madison could reinforce Walker's law-and-order image, at least with Wisconsinites who voted for him — and Iowa Republicans who will be voting for president early next year.

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Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:01am

The latest protests in Madison could reinforce Walker's law-and-order image, at least with Wisconsinites who voted for him — and Iowa Republicans who will be voting for president early next year.

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