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Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:31am

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.

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Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:29am

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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How To Shop For Long-Term Care Insurance

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:27am

Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?

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Man In Underwear Steals Truck, Delivers Its Content

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 5:55am

A delivery man in New York City was dropping off bread at a pizzeria, when a guy wearing only underwear stole his bread truck. The thief delivered the bread but not to the bakery's actual customers.

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Bison Invade Wyoming Golf Course

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:14am

Officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide they tried to move the bison using sprinklers, but mostly golfers must play around them.

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Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to comedian Bob Newhart about his critically acclaimed show and career. The complete box set of "The Bob Newhart Show" is being released in its entirety for the first time.

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Grand Canyon Officials Want To Evict Bison From Park

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Officials that oversee the Grand Canyon want to evict a heard of bison. The heard has grown too big and is overgrazing park land, draining already low water resources and trampling through archaeological sites.

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Sampling Of 4th Graders Embrace Switch To Common Core Standards

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

The Common Core State Standards have roiled state legislatures across the country and frustrated some parents. But what do kids think of them? Youth Radio's Myles Bess visited a school in California's Bay Area to find out.

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Colorado Law Helps Remedial College Students Be Successful

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Each year, 1.7 million students are told they're not ready for college — that they must take remedial classes. And then, half of them drop out of those classes. It's costing states and students an estimated $3 billion a year. States are mobilizing to fix the remedial system. Colorado is one of the leaders, and so far, efforts to help students are showing promising results.

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Leader Of Anti-Semitic Party In Hungary Finds Out He's Jewish

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

One of the founders of Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party was elected to the European Parliament and famously took his seat wearing the black uniform of the party's violent militia. But since then, the extremist lawmaker has discovered he is actually Jewish and that his grandmother is an Auschwitz survivor. Now, to the irritation of his former party, he keeps kosher, attends synagogue and visits Israel.

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Egypt's Presidential Voting Comes During Crackdown On Dissent

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Egyptians are at the polls again Tuesday for the final day of the presidential elections. And the outcome seems pretty predictable, ex-military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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World Cup Fans Preoccupied With Soccer's Version Of Baseball Cards

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

The World Cup kicks off in a few weeks, but world-wide hysteria is building over a related ritual: stickers. World Cup stickers called Paninis have been traded for five decades around the globe. Every four years, the Italy-based publisher Panini, releases World Cup souvenir sticker albums. Avid fans trade, barter, beg and bicker for missing stickers to fill out their favorite team's roster in stickers.

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Alaska Man's Job Is To Keep Skies Bird-Free For Airplane Takeoffs

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Keeping birds off the runways is especially challenging in parts of southeast Alaska. After 2 Alaska Airline jets collided with eagles on takeoff, the city of Sitka hired a man to keep the birds away.

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Beirut's Holiday Inn: Once Chic, Then Battered, Still Contested

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:28am

The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.

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Frustrated By The Affordable Care Act, One Family Opts Out

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:27am

Many new plans created under Obamacare have consumers and doctors scrambling to figure out which providers accept which plans, and what services are covered.

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How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:25am

To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens next year, economists say. It's like gauging a flea market — will buyers and sellers return?

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.

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States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 2:23am

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.

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