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Mexican Bribery Allegations Put Wal-Mart On Defense

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Wal-Mart stocks dropped sharply today following a New York Times report about a widespread, systematic bribery campaign in Mexico. The company's subsidiary there is reported to have paid more than $24 million in bribes, allowing the retailer to expand across the country at a record pace. Melissa Block speaks with Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect.
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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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