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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
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Roller Coaster Stops Rolling, Traps Riders High In The Air

The Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a "suspended swinging roller coaster" that speeds customers around the track at up to 55 mph. A tree blocked its path Monday.
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U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.
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The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal

Referee Mark Geiger is making history with his selection as the fourth official in the game between Brazil and Germany. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.
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Can't Stand Meetings? Try Taking Away The Chairs

Those who stood at meetings said they felt their colleagues were more open to their ideas, less territorial, and overall, did better collaborative work, researchers found.
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The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

The giant for-profit college chain will unwind after the Department of Education cut off its access to federal money.
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Buddhist Monks Face Jail Time For July 4 Fireworks Display

Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.
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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Some stores in and around Miami specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.
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Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.
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NPR Survey Reveals Despised And Acceptable Terms For Aging

There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.

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