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Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.
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Modest Price Cut Expected For Generic Version Of Cancer Pill Gleevec

The generic form of the blockbuster cancer drug is being shipped to pharmacies. The generic is likely to cost 30 percent less than the brand-name version, but Gleevec's price doubled in recent years.
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Debating Use Of Federal Lands: Bureau Of Land Management Director Neil Kornze

The extremist group behind the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon has demanded that all federal land be "returned to the people." We explore the history of federal land management, how the 250 million acres overseen by the Bureau of Land Management are used, and why there's a vast cultural difference in how public land is viewed out West versus here on the East Coast.

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Shortages Of Children's Cancer Drugs And How To Allocate Them

U.S. doctors and hospitals face a critical shortage of some potentially life-saving drugs for children with cancer. Ethical questions about how to decide who gets them.

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New White House And State Proposals That Aim To Close The Gender Pay Gap

The Obama administration announces new rules for companies aimed at closing the gender pay gap. At the same time, equal pay advocates are introducing legislation in at least twenty-four states. What this could mean for women, businesses and wages.

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Ponzi Scheme In China Stole $7.6 Billion From Investors, Police Say

According to local media, some businesses had no idea they were being touted as investment opportunities by Ezubao, an online lender.
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Car-Title Reform In Virginia Moves Forward Despite Informal Compromise

Virginia Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw outlined a deal he crafted with two of the commonwealth's most prominent car-title lenders last week, but that hasn't stopped other lawmakers for continuing to push for regulations.

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Does Egypt's Law Protect 'Short-Term Brides' Or Formalize Trafficking?

Egypt has vowed stricter enforcement of a law requiring foreign men to pay if they marry much younger women. Activists say the country enshrines a practice that amounts to sex trafficking.
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O'Hare To Get 6th Runway, But Without Expanded Terminals, Delays May Continue

American and United — the airport's two major carriers — reached agreement with O'Hare to build a new runway, which will complete a decade-long modernization project.
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Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.

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