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Cheese-Smuggling Ring Is Brought Down In Canada

A "large scale Canada-U.S. cheese smuggling operation" has been brought down, after an international investigation tracked criminals who were skirting import duties and Canada's higher cheese prices. The smugglers reportedly transported more than $200,000 worth of cheese.
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Despite Record Drought, Farmers Expect Banner Year

After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
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Health Benefits Of Tea: Milking It Or Not

In many cultures, milk and tea are natural pairs, while in others, not so much. But if you're drinking tea for health, you might want to hold the milk, because there is some evidence it diminishes the benefits.
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The Story Of The Ethiopian Diaspora, In Cake

 

The Ethiopian community in Northern Virginia is changing as they adapt many of the old traditions — including a taste for sumptuous Italian desserts — to their new home.

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D.C. Dives: Tune Inn Thrives After Nearly Devastating Fire

In this month's D.C. Dives, Jerad Walker visits Capitol Hill's legendary Tune Inn, a bar that was almost lost to a fire in 2011.

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New Anti-Obesity Ads Blaming Overweight Parents Spark Criticism

Critics say the ads, created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are condescending and could have a negative effect on people who are overweight. But the company stands by the ads, saying the obesity problem is so big, they needed to take dramatic action.
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Greek Credit Crisis Forces Winemakers, Food Canners To Adapt

One of the key challenges to Greek businesses in the wake of the financial crisis is getting credit. Some companies have turned to cash and laid off workers, but it's been difficult to find the funds to keep up production.
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Young African Americans Consume Higher Numbers Of Alcohol Ads

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African Americans below the drinking age are more likely to consume advertisements pushing alcohol than youths in general, according to a new study.

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