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A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. Disease, storms, and even the involvement of drug cartels are causing a spike in prices, affecting importers, grocery stores, and restaurants. We explore what it means for growers, grocers, restaurants and American consumers.

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With A Little Magic, Small Budget Horror Films Pack A Big Punch

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, about the magic of micro-budget horror films.
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Why California's New Farmworker Overtime Bill May Not Mean Bigger Paychecks

California lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.
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Key Florida Senate Race Is Set: It's Rubio Vs. Murphy

Despite facing a hotly contested primary challenge, incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio appears to easily have dispatched of his opponent.
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Facebook Faces Trending News Problems After Firing Curators

On Friday, news site Quartz reported that Facebook fired its "news curators" and replaced them with algorithms to compile the news that ends up on Facebook's "Trending" news section. Many users took note when a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was trending.

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