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What Food Should Astronauts Eat On The Way To Mars?

Six researchers have spent months living on a volcano in Hawaii — a lava field that looks a lot like Mars. In fact, they were there to figure out what astronauts could eat on a long voyage to the red planet.
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A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road

Before the nation's attention turned to the March on Washington, William Moore was making his own pilgrimage for racial equality. He intended to walk from Tennessee to Jackson, Miss., to ask the Mississippi governor to end segregation — but the Baltimore mail carrier never reached his destination.
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2 Killed When UPS Cargo Plane Crashes In Alabama

The large aircraft went down near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash. The jet was on a UPS flight from Louisville.
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Heard It Through The Grapevine: Raisin Grower Goes Rogue

In this "Planet Money" report, we learn about a man many call an outlaw. His crime? Growing raisins and then selling them all. For the last 10 years, he's violated the law and gone against the Raisin Administrative Committee.
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Top Foreign Real Estate Buyers In Miami Are Brazilians

Brazilians are helping shape a new condo boom that caters to foreign buyers. More than 20 residential condo projects are underway in South Florida — all with Brazilians and other foreign buyers in mind.
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Feds Sue To Block Proposed Airline Merger

The U.S. Justice Department is suing to stop the proposed merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways. The government says the merger would hurt competition and raise costs for consumers.
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10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?

Sagging power lines and computer glitches led to a power outage that left 50 million people across the Northeast U.S. and part of Canada in darkness on Aug. 14, 2003. New sensors have been installed, and operator training and computer systems have been upgraded. But is that enough to prevent another massive blackout?
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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Steinway Musical Instruments is on the auction block and a mystery bidder, rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson, appears to have the winning bid at $458 million. Ilya Marritz explains why the fairly healthy company is seeking a buyout in the first place.
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Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

The contaminated fruit that killed 33 people and sickened at least 147 others in 2011 came from a farm 90 miles from Rocky Ford, Colo. But the town's many melon farmers took a huge hit nonetheless, and are still trying to convince the public their cantaloupes are safe.
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Determined To Reach 1963 March, Teen Used Thumb And Feet

In August 1963, Robert Avery of Gadsden, Ala., was 15 and active in the civil rights movement. He and two friends were bent on participating in the March on Washington, but with little money, they had no choice but to hitchhike — on Southern roads that could be dangerous for segregation opponents.

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