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Amazon Takeover Of Whole Foods Gets Key Federal Approval

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:42am

The Federal Trade Commission says the online retailer's grocery deal would not hamper competition or provide an unfair advantage.

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Florida Lawmakers To Review Law Targeting Injured Undocumented Workers

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:01am

Employers and insurers were using the statute to deny workers' comp benefits, an NPR and ProPublica investigation found. Republican State Sen. Anitere Flores is now calling for action.

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For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:23am

Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.

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Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department's Power Grid Study

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.

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Convenience Store In Massachusetts Sells Winning Powerball Ticket

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:36am

Handy Variety in Watertown, Mass., sold the winning ticket for the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. It's the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history.

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Justice Department Narrows Request For Visitor Logs To Inauguration Protest Website

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:51pm

Dropping a request for some 1.3 million IP addresses, the Trump Administration says its will instead focus "on evidence of the planning coordination and participation in a criminal act."

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#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:47pm

Originally envisioned as a method of organization, the hashtag has gone from an obscure idea to an indelible part of our communication landscape.

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New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:49pm

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

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Headless Torso ID'd As Reporter Who Died Aboard Inventor's Personal Sub

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:02pm

Peter Madsen and the journalist set out alone in his submarine. Within days, the sub had sunk and Madsen had admitted that Kim Wall died aboard. Now, police say remains that washed ashore are hers.

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Walmart, Google Join Forces In Online Fight Against Amazon

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:16am

The world's largest retailer will hawk its products on Google Express for the first time in a play to get a bigger chunk of the growing voice-enabled shopping market currently dominated by Amazon.

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Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.

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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:24pm

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:30pm

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:59pm

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

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$417 Million Awarded In Suit Linking Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder To Cancer

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

A California court has awarded a woman more than $400 million in a lawsuit claiming she got ovarian cancer from talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson. NPR explores the science behind this claim.

Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? A Jury Says Yes. Scientists Aren't So Sure

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

Scientists have found an association between talc and ovarian cancer, but they don't agree on exactly what that means.

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In Alaska, One Man Fights To Save Oil Fund As Reserves Dry Up

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:39pm

For 40 years, Alaska has been putting its oil money into a giant savings account. But now the oil — and the money — are drying up.

Does 'Sustainability' Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture's Public Image?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:41pm

Big food companies like Walmart want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer. But the best-known program to accomplish this may not be having much effect.

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