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Low Wheat Prices Leave A Gluten Glut At Midwest's Grain Elevators

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:16am

Prices have fallen by a third in the past three years. Farmers say they're holding onto their 2015 bushels, hoping prices will creep back up before the end of the year.

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Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:16am

Christopher Clark, an engineer turned whale biologist, wired the world's oceans with hydrophones. Whales sing as they migrate, he learned. And the ship sounds clouding the ocean can deeply interfere.

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To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:15am

Whether it's fresh vegetables, barbecue or tapas, anyone can either restock or stock up on food from this Basque town's communal refrigerator.

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A Comedian And An Angry Kid Find An Unexpected Connection On Twitter

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:15am

When you're yelling on the Internet, it's hard to remember that there's a real person on the receiving end. But comedian Chris Gethard recently connected with a kid who sent him a foul-mouthed tweet.

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Eat, Speak And Stumble: Candidates Visit The Iowa State Fair

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:03am

For years the fair, which begins Thursday, has provided a platform for presidential candidates vying in the all-important Iowa caucuses. But they haven't always held on to their pork chops.

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Nik Wallenda Completes Historic Tightrope Walk In Wisconsin

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:55am

Daredevil Nik Wallenda has taken on the Wisconsin State Fair. Sounds tame, until you consider the nearly 1,600 feet of wire strung 10 stories high. It was Wallenda's longest tightrope walk ever.

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Canadian Political Candidate Pulls Out All The Stops In Campaign Ad

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 6:20am

Wyatt Scott flies on top of a computer-generated goose. He then slays a dragon, fist bumps an alien and defeats a giant robot — while offering cheaper college tuition and expanded health care.

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Archeologist Believes He's Found Egyptian Queen Nefertiti's Tomb

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

Nicholas Reeves, a resident in scholar at the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, may have discovered Egyptian Queen Nefertiti's final resting place. He tells Renee Montagne his hypothesis is based on studying laser scans of King Tut's tomb.

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Years Later, Randy Neman's Song About Hurricane Katrina Is Still Poignant

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans — a city that's captured the imagination of so many musicians. In 2005, Renee Montagne talked to Randy Newman about a song he wrote after the storm.

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Latest Violence Threatens Attempts To Rebuild Ferguson, Mo.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

Much of the St. Louis region remains on edge after violence earlier this week marred the anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. Night protests have re-emerged, and with them the tensions between police and some protesters.

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Mail-Order Music Giant Columbia House Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

The music and movie subscription company has been called "the Spotify of the '80s." Columbia House moved exclusively to DVDs but could not stay afloat in an industry crowded with streaming services.

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Wyoming Boom Town Worries Less Demand For Coal Will Darken Its Future

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. The mines in the Powder River Basin around Gillette produce almost 40 percent of the nation's coal, supplying power plants in 29 states. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet. And that's bad news for Gillette.

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In Foreign Policy Speech, Jeb Bush Criticizes Obama, Clinton

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush outlined his strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California Tuesday night, Bush blamed the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the growth ISIS has experienced.

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Florida Gulf Coast Mystery: What Did The Birds On Seahorse Key Vanish?

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

It used to be Seahorse Key was the largest bird colony on Florida's Gulf Coast, home to up to 20,000 nests. Now silence has replaced the din of noisy nesting birds and researchers are puzzled.

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Seattle Declares War On Hookah Lounges

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

Hookahs are the Middle-Eastern water pipes used for smoking flavored tobacco. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says hookah smokers risk cancer, and the city believes the lounges are also magnets for crime.

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Before Humans Showed Up, Huge Animals Were The Norm

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In Earth's history, there have been some incredibly large animals that look sort of like animals we have today, just a lot bigger. In North America, there was a sloth that was the size of an elephant.

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Clinton Team To Release Private Email Server She Used As Secretary Of State

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:07am

In addition to the server, Hillary Clinton will also provide a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department. The action is unlikely to quiet her critics.

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Obama Hopes To Seize Momentum For Criminal Justice Reform

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:05am

"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.

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'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:03am

Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.

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Deford: When 'Deflategate' Dust Settles, Put Goodell Out To Pasture

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 4:01am

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.

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