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Uber And Lyft Spar Over Alleged Ride Cancellations

The companies, which help customers request car rides on demand, both say their competitor has intentionally requested and then canceled rides on drivers.

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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
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Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?
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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.
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LA Clippers Sold To Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer

The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.
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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.
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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.
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Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.
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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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