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Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.
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A Single Gene May Determine Why Some People Get So Sick With The Flu

A single genetic mutation might decide who ends up in bed with the sniffles and who heads to the hospital, because it shuts down immune system molecules called interferons.
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How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.
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After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.
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Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.
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Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.
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Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.
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Board Games That Bored Gamers

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.
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High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.

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