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More Cities Bring Buried Streams Back To Life

New urban waterways are making a come back. Cincinnati is following the lead of Seattle, Kalamazoo, Mich., and other cities by bringing back a buried stream that has been underground for a century. Uncovering these streams have environmental and economic benefits.
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Union Angered By Postal Service Deal With Staples

The American Postal Workers Union is facing off against the office supply giant Staples. The Postal Service has opened retail centers in Staples stores across the country, staffed with nonunion workers.
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A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court

An Illinois case examines whether states may recognize a union for workers who care for disabled adults in their homes instead of state institutions, and whether non-union members must pay for a contract they benefit from.
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T-Mobile CEO Swears (Like A Sailor) That Industry Will Change

T-Mobile CEO John Legere enjoys making waves — or perhaps he feels as if there's no choice, because he helms the smallest of the four major telecom companies. Legere is engaged in a feisty battle for market share. In Las Vegas recently, he crashed AT&T's party at a trade show and was summarily kicked out, and T-Mobile is going hard after its competitors in new commercials. But where this all ends is an open question. Many analysts believe T-Mobile will eventually be gobbled up in a merger.
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D.C. Barbecue Joint Serves Food For Soul And Mind

The owner of Inspire BBQ caters to the tastes of discerning barbeque lovers, but he's also on a mission to reclaim troubled young people and teach a profession that will help them sustain themselves and the community.
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Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

The relief organization says the wealthiest 85 people own the same proportion as the planet's poorest 3.5 billion people. And Oxfam says it fears that growing income inequality will lead to social unrest.
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How Food Hubs Are Helping New Farmers Break Into Local Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the infrastructure for local food is lacking but growing fast. "Food hubs respond to that call," one official says.
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Biography Argues Roger Ailes Uses Fox To Divide Nation

Roger Ailes is a hero to the political right and a boogeyman to the left for leading the Fox News Channel to become the top-rated force in cable news --- the competition is not even close. Ailes and Fox refused to cooperate with author Gabriel Sherman.
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Movie Studio To Phase Out 35 Millimeter Film

Paramount Pictures will be the first major Hollywood studio to stop releasing movies on 35 millimeter film. The Los Angeles Times reports the motion picture studio is now distributing its films to U.S. theaters in digital format only.
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There's An App To Fight A San Francisco Parking Ticket

People in the Bay Area are familiar with San Francisco's many complicated parking laws, and the very expensive consequences of disobeying them. Nearly half of all parking tickets are dismissed in court but fighting a ticket takes time and knowledge. David Hegarty started Fixed, an app that fights parking tickets for you.

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