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Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal terms to preclude customers from suing who'd done something as simple as "liking" the company on Facebook or visiting their Website. Almost any interaction would constitute agreement to terms of service requiring arbitration, rather than court, for any disputes. General Mills quickly reversed course, but most consumers are unaware how common such clauses are in companies of all kinds, often lurking in the fine print on Websites. We look at what consumers need to know.

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Where Did TV's Villains Go? Monsters, Anti-Heroes And Alexis Colby Carrington

TV has a bad guy problem. The rise of morally ambiguous anti-heroes like Tony Soprano has pushed chewier, more melodramatic villains aside. What we gained in nuance, we lost in sheer, hiss-worthy fun.
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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Supreme Court Declines To Reinstate North Carolina Voter Restrictions

After the high court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina and other states enacted laws that critics said were aimed at making it harder for minorities to vote.
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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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