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Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It's Food Labor That's Ripe For Change

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:18am

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are themselves poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that, says an award-winning chef.

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Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:14am

Coloradans can get arrested for driving while stoned. But with no good roadside tools, officers' determinations are more subjective than for alcohol DUIs. Scientists hope to find chemical markers.

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Alabama GOP Senate Candidates Campaign To Be Trump's Ally In Congress

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:00am

The top three contenders in the crowded Republican primary include an incumbent nicknamed "Big Luther" Strange, the so-called Ten Commandments judge and a congressman who happily courts controversy.

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How Do Refugee Teens Build Resilience?

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:00am

We often think of resilience as something that comes from within. Syrian youngsters have a different perspective.

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A 'Portable' Overview Of A Complex, Compelling History

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 6:00am

The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, thoughtfully edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins, is a rewarding read that reminds us the past isn't a single story.

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Thieves Take Neil Armstrong's Solid Gold Lunar Module Replica

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 5:44am

Police in Wapakoneta, Ohio, say the solid gold replica of the 1969 Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module was stolen from the Armstrong Air & Space Museum late Friday.

New Memoir Unpacks The Life And Tragic Death Of 'The Hot One'

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 3:00am

Carolyn Murnick and Ashley Ellerin were childhood best friends — but as sometimes happens, they grew older and drifted apart. Then, in 2001, Ellerin was brutally murdered in her Hollywood Hills home.

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D.C. Marijuana Market: Stuck In A Gray Zone

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 1:58am

Amid confusion and uncertainty about the District's marijuana rules, more and more people are challenging the law's limitations.

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Cleaning Up With The 'Motor City Blightbusters'

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 12:15am

A group of Detroit residents are trying to help the city recover, on a hyper-local scale, by removing the blight from their neighborhood, one abandoned house and empty lot at a time.

22,000 Evacuated From Tomorrowland Festival After Stage Catches Fire

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:24pm

A "technical malfunction" led to a dramatic display of flames at the electronic dance music festival on Saturday night, during its Spain stop. Organizers say no injuries have been reported.

22,000 Evacuated From Tomorrowland Festival After Stage Catches Fire

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:24pm

A "technical malfunction" led to a dramatic display of flames at the electronic dance music festival on Saturday night, during its Spain stop. Organizers say no injuries have been reported.

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