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Should Grain Bins On Farms Be Regulated, Too?

When it comes to regulating worker safety for grain bins, OSHA only oversees the commercial industry. There's debate on whether that should also extend to private farms.
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Joe Weider, Fitness Icon And Mr. Olympia Creator, Dies At 93

Weider's publicist, Charlotte Parker, told The Associated Press that the bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
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Can Detroit Return To Its Former Glory?

A population exodus, as well as bad financial management, has put the city on the brink of bankruptcy. These drastic times forced the governor to appoint an emergency financial manager, who has the Herculean task of reviving what was once the bustling car capital of the U.S.
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March Madness: Good For Fans, Bad For Business

No matter what team wins, employers are losing out. A recent study estimated the NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament has already cost American companies at least $134 million in the first two days alone.
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The Cicadas Are Coming! Crowdsourcing An Underground Movement

WNYC is asking "armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers" for their help to predict this year's cicada emergence in the Northeast. The bugs have been underground for the past 17 years.
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Oregon's Arsalan Kazemi: From Iran To NCAA Hoopla

Rebounding machine Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian-born player in Divison I men's college hoops. He's focused on helping the Ducks beat St. Louis on Saturday — and well aware of his role as a pioneer.
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A Hint Of Bipartisanship On This Obamacare Tax?

Anyone looking for a glimmer of bipartisanship in Washington might want to pay attention to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare. It took a notable, if largely symbolic, hit this week from the left and the right.
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They All Voted For DOMA, But Now These Senators Are Split

When the Defense of Marriage Act passed in 1996, it had strong bipartisan support. All of the 15 sitting Democrats who voted for it are now against it. But so far, Sen. Rob Portman is the only current Republican Senator to change his mind.
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Polling Latinos: What Would It Take To Turn Republican?

Host Scott Simon talks with Gary Segura, co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions, about whether Latino voters are more likely to vote Republican if the party backs comprehensive immigration reform. Segura is also a professor of American Politics and chairman of Chicano/a Studies at Stanford University.

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