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How Much Does A Hamburger Cost? That Depends

There are many informational graphics demonstrating the environmental impact of beef consumption. But a lot of the numbers just don't match up. As it turns out, calculating what goes into (and comes out of) a cow is not an exact science.
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Congressman Who Took Nude Dip In Sea Of Galilee Apologizes

Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder was among a group of lawmakers who got in the water during a late-night escapade last summer. He was reportedly the only one to fully disrobe. Yoder says he was in the water only briefly.

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N.Y. Library's Toilet Paper To Feature Ads

Patrons of a public library in Port Chester, New York, can continue reading in the bathroom. The Journal-News says the library will soon use toilet paper that features advertisements.
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Kids Garden In Wallingford, Conn.

Food service director Sharlene Wong had a dream: Start a community garden in the Wallingford school district.
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Janesville Library Prepared For Inquiring Reporters

For most residents of Janesville, Wis., the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate was a story of a life-long local resident making good. For the librarians of Janesville, it meant getting ready for a steady steam of political reporters who came knocking on their door.
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Weary Wis. Union Workers Face Another Campaign

In the lakeside city of Oshkosh, a group of union workers say they're tired but ready to keep fighting. They've been through months of bitter battles over state employees' collective-bargaining rights — including a failed attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

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