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    Food And The "New South"

    Few cities have grown faster in the past 25 years than Charlotte, N.C. But waves of new residents are also challenging the culinary cultures that have defined popular perceptions of the American South for decades. We explore what food says about regional identity in Charlotte and other rapidly-changing parts of the "New South."

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    Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

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