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This Defense Contractor Has A Green Side

AeroVironment has an unusual combination of products — military drones and electric vehicle chargers. The company's president acknowledges that some workers are uncomfortable with the company's dual interests, but he doesn't see a conflict.

Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.

Former Anti-GMO Activist Says Science Changed His Mind

For years, British environmental activist Mark Lynas vandalized genetically modified food crops. Then, he had a change of heart. He went in front of the world to reverse his position, telling the anti-GMO lobby to "get out of the way and let the rest of us get on with feeding the world sustainably."

Dependent On Arms Plant, N.Y. Town Braces For Gun Laws' Impact

Generations of family members have worked at the Remington Arms factory in Ilion, but new state gun legislation has many worried they'll lose their livelihood. "Everybody around this area, if it wasn't for Remington Arms, would be in trouble," a local restaurant owner says.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Takes Back Fascism Comment

Steve Inskeep interviewed Whole Foods CEO John Mackey on Wednesday and Thursday. Mackey has a new book out called Conscious Capitalism. Mackey used the word "facism" when answering a question about the health care measure.

Amazon Starts Music Store For Apple Devices

Last December, Amazon unveiled an instant-video app that lets users stream or download movies and TV sows from Amazon to Apple devices. The company says it was also getting calls from its customers asking to make it possible to buy music from Amazon's store onto Apple devices — now they can.

How Much Would It Cost To Buy The White House?

The White House isn't for sale. But if it were, the real estate website Zillow estimates it would list for close to $300 million.