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Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.
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One Step Closer To Nation's First College Athletes' Union

Northwestern University football players are now considered employees of the college, the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday. ESPN senior writer Pablo Torre explains.
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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.
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Flirtatious Customer Spotted Trying To Steal Electronics

A customer left his name and number with the bartender, trying to steal her heart. After allegedly trying to take restaurant property, the bartender helped police set up a sting at local donut shop.
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Board Rules Athletes At Northwestern University Are Employees

The decision still must be approved by the full NLRB board in Washington, D.C. The regional director ruled football players at Northwestern qualify as employees and may therefore unionize.
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Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.
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When Everyone Wants To Watch 'House Of Cards,' Who Pays?

Netflix has a problem: So many people want to watch the series, there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. And someone has to pay to keep the content running smoothly.
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Landslide Dangers Abound In Whatcom County, Wash.

Rescuers in Washington state are still looking for the bodies in a weekend mudslide, but the recriminations have already started. Why did local authorities allow these people to live in harm's way?
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Cracked Dam Causes Water Emergency In Washington State

The cracked Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River is causing many problems. Engineers have lowered the water upstream to relieve pressure on the dam. Farmers irrigation pipes no longer reach the river.
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Air Force To Release Results Of Cheating Probe

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Lt. General Stephen Wilson report Thursday on the results of an investigation involving aobut 100 nuclear missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

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