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Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.
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Coming Home Straight From Solitary Damages Inmates And Their Families

Says one public defender: "The frightening thing about solitary is that when it erodes your ability to interact with other human beings, in turn that trauma is inflicted on your family members."
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Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up In 2016, But By How Much?

Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.
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Some Answers To Your Questions About California Water Use

Conserving water in California, as the state endures its fourth year of drought, is mandatory. But just who has to save how much can vary.
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IRS Announces Effort To Fight Fraudulent Tax Returns

The agency will work with tax prep companies to fight identity theft. Measures include reviewing data that identify the computer and the IP address from which a return is filed.
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Dreams From My Mother: Clinton To Look To Mom In Campaign Kickoff

The Democrat will also trace her own personal history as she tries to appeal to the Obama coalition of voters in her campaign launch on Saturday.
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U.S. Export-Import Bank Targeted By Conservatives

The agency that helps finance U.S. companies overseas has long been a favorite of big business. But now some members of Congress, who see it as a symbol of corporate welfare, want to see it expire.
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With 2-1 Finals Lead, What's LeBron James' Secret Motivation?

James is averaging more than 40 points a game, and with him leading the way, his team isn't looking like the underdog these days. But observers wonder what's fueling his on-court rampage.
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Union: All Data Of All Federal Employees Hacked

The union says the government's response to the data breach of some 4 million current and former federal workers is inadequate.
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Breaking Down The Anatomy Of A National Manhunt

The search in northern New York and Vermont for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison is taking place in some of the most rugged terrain in the country.

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