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Understanding Hunger Strikes: From Bobby Sands To Guantanamo

Hunger strikes can result in long-term physical or mental damage, if not death. Yet prisoners continually resort to the harmful form of protest. We explore the power of hunger strikes across history, from "the Troubles" of Northern Ireland to today's prisoners in Guantanamo.

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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

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