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Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

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The Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization aimed at protecting water from polluters, claims that Hudson Farm in Maryland is polluting a nearby river, and that the farm should be held liable.

The alliance also says Perdue Farms, which contracts with Hudson Farm, should also be held accountable for the damage.

A federal judge is hearing the case now. Purdue says the outcome has huge implications, and that if it loses, all poultry farms on the Eastern Shore will be liable for Clean Water Act violations.

Closing arguments are set for the end of the month.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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