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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:19

A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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Court Overturns Sharing Of FISA Surveillance With Defense Lawyers

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:17

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says that the Justice Department can keep intelligence information secret in terrorism cases.

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Teens Disappear In The West Bank, And Israel Blames Hamas

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:11

The Israeli military is searching the West Bank for three Israeli teens who were kidnapped last week.

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Poll: Congressional Approval At Dangerous Low Point

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:10

A new Gallup survey finds key midterm election indicators at or approaching historic lows. Satisfaction with the direction of the country is also near rock bottom.

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Can Schools Solve The Tech Industry's Pipeline Problem?

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:03

It might be time to change the message on STEM.

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GM Recalls 3.2 Million More Cars For Faulty Ignition Switches

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:45

The latest recall is in addition to the 2.6 million cars the automaker has already recalled for a similar problem.

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Citing Unpaid Debts, Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:35

Russia says it has cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev missed a deadline to pay part of its huge outstanding energy debt.

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Growing Worker Shortage Looms Over Logging Industry's Future

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:25

Logging is dangerous, arduous work, and fewer young people are pursuing it. Logging groups hope more outreach, and a bill that would lower the minimum logging age, will help keep the industry going.

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Iraqi Ambassador: 'In Iraq Now, You Have A Thousand Bin Ladens'

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:12

Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., speaks about Iraq's hopes for the American response to recent turmoil, as well as the conditions the U.S. has placed on its possible intervention.

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Chicago Gets Out From Under Its History Of Political Patronage

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

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Boon Or Blood Bath, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and telling locals that soon they'll trade their masks for regular uniforms. In Tal Afar, where locals are Shiite and less sympathetic to ISIS, a bloody takeover has ensued instead.

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Calm Or Violent Chaos, Life Under ISIS Depends On The City

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

In Mosul, the militant group ISIS is providing cooking fuel to families and otherwise restoring order. But the mixed Shiite and Sunni town of Tal Afar has already seen the brutal face of ISIS.

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By Slim Margin, Supreme Court Preserves Key Gun Control Law

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law may prohibit someone from buying a gun for another person — whether or not the other person is legally allowed to purchase a gun.

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Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:07

Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Mon, 2014-06-16 12:06

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-G espresso.

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Photos: Father Of Santa Barbara Killer Meets Victim's Dad

Mon, 2014-06-16 11:51

Richard Martinez made national news when he railed against politicians. Earlier this month, he made good on his promise to meet with the killer's dad to talk about how they could make things better.

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Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

Mon, 2014-06-16 11:01

A new HBO drama, God Save Texas, is set to take the chaos and color of the Texas political scene to the small screen.

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China Sentences 3 To Death For Tiananmen Attack

Mon, 2014-06-16 10:58

The defendants were accused of planning an October attack in which a car plowed into a crowd near the Forbidden City and then burst into flames.

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Dad Catches Rockies' Home Run With One Hand; Baby Is Safe

Mon, 2014-06-16 09:30

A San Francisco Giants fan snatched the homer on Father's Day while holding his 1-year-old son. One day earlier, another Giants fan caught a foul ball while also holding a child.

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Microwave Helmet Could Diagnose Strokes As Patients Ride To Hospital

Mon, 2014-06-16 09:26

Strokes come in two varieties, and drugs that treat one type can be deadly for the other. An experimental device could help get the right treatment to patients while they're still in ambulances.

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