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The Inside Story On Olive Oil

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquity of olive oil. Many of us use it regularly, but what do we really know about the juice of olives? Researchers warn that some inexpensive olive oil is rancid or adulterated with other oils. Food Wednesday examines what's inside that dark bottle, what "extra virgin" denotes and why genuine olive oil is so good for you.

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Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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Be Like Bernie: Sanders Looks To Spread His Political Wealth

He's beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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