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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.
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Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y.
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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.
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At Beer Mile Championships, Scientist Sets New Women's Record

In a dizzying finish, American Elizabeth Herndon set a new women's mark in the Beer Mile World Championships in Austin, Texas, last night.
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'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop from 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.
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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?
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'Training Is Not The Problem' In Strained Community-Police Relations

Noel Leader speaks with Audie Cornish about ways to improve community-police relations following an outpouring of anger at the shootings of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

While Thursday's House vote on immigration reminds us that Congress remains divided, one bill enjoyed bipartisan support this week.
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Ayn Rand's Novel 'Ideal' To Be Published Next Year

Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.
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Across The Country, Police Brutality Cases On Many Minds

New Yorkers talk about the Eric Garner case, other cases of police brutality, and how these divisive issues affect their sense of self and of citizenship.

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