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Down on the Farm: Local Growers Go Organic

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Employees make spicy sausages at the Old Butcher Shop in Fredericksburg.
Armando Trull
Employees make spicy sausages at the Old Butcher Shop in Fredericksburg.

As food prices shoot through the roof, local organic farmers are sensing an opportunity to grow their businesses. Armando Trull visits a mother running a small farm in Spotsylvania to find out how she's making her homegrown operation work.

[Music: "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" by Stacey Kent from Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire]

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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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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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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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