Metro Connection

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To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
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How A Cheese Factory Is Transforming The Landscape Of Northern Colorado

Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.
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After Ted Cruz Dropped Out, His Watch Party Became The Saddest Room In America

"[I'm] sad, hurt. Hurt by Americans," Linda Bond said. "I believe that they had an opportunity of a lifetime and instead gave into anger and emotion instead of thought."
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Not Just Bitcoin: Why The Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries

From bank regulation to military messaging, the blockchain is offering a wide potential to change the way online transactions and communications are carried out.