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What Does 'Raw' Mean? When It Comes To Almonds, You Might Be Surprised

By law, all California almonds must be pasteurized or treated with a fumigant — processes aimed at preventing foodborne illness. But critics say the treatments taint flavor and mislead consumers.

FTC And States Sue Sham Cancer Charities

Donations to four charities allegedly went toward officials' personal travel, jet ski outings and tuition payments.

Wanna Go To Fit City? List Ranks America's 50 Fittest Metro Areas

The new American Fitness Index is out, with some good news and bad news. Five cities fell five or more slots; Washington, D.C., finished first, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul.

LA City Council Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2020

The increase — from $9 per hour — could cover as many as 800,000 people. LA is the biggest U.S city to raise its minimum wage to $15.

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful ... This Great Teacher Abides By The Scout Law

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been working with Boy Scouts in South Central Los Angeles, where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

As States Ready Disaster Plans, Feds Urge Them To Consider Climate Change

Several U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency of injecting "unnecessary, ideological-based red tape" into the disaster-preparedness process.

Journalist Austin Tice Still Missing In Syria After More Than 1,000 Days

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Debra Tice, whose son disappeared in Syria in August 2012 while working as a freelance journalist. She says the family has new, credible information that he is "safe."

Clinical Psychologist To Head Chicago's Cook County Jail

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist who was appointed to lead one of the country's largest jails. More than a third of Cook County's inmates are mentally ill.

State Department To Release Hillary Clinton Emails By January 2016

Campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, former Secretary of State Clinton said the timing of the release is beyond her control. It was the first time she answered questions from the press in several weeks.

Fall Of Ramadi Sparks New Criticism Over U.S. Strategy In Iraq

The fall of Ramadi, Iraq, to self-declared Islamic State militants has highlighted possible shortcomings in the U.S. strategy to fight the Islamic State.