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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

The California-based maker of the Falcon 9 is hoping to break up a monopoly on the launch market for national security satellites.
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Glass, A New Digital Site, To Obsess On TV And Video

Senior editor Zach Seward and the all digital publication Quartz are launching a smaller site called Glass. It may offer hints about ways reporters will share information in the future.
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For Two Ozarks Communities, A Stark Contrast In Culture

The hilly, rural Ozarks have a history of attracting white supremacists, but the area's strong live-and-let-live ethic has taken a modern turn in an Arkansas town where a large gay community thrives.
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Why Take-And-Bake Pizza Is Giving The Tax Guys A Headache

These days more and more foods are straddling the line between prepared and unprepared, taxable and nontaxable. And that leaves policymakers with a strange conundrum: what to do about pizza.

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Sriracha Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California

After months of tussling with the city council over the smells emitted by his factory, Sriracha maker David Tran says he might expand his business, but the main operation will not relocate.
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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

The journalist, who received a cache of highly classified documents, says no one disputes that the security agency should be reading emails from al-Qaida, but the system has become too powerful.
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Veterans' Success At Home: More Than Just Landing Any Job

Reliable data on federal education programs and job placement for veterans are scarce, so it can be hard to know whether service members are getting the support they need to pursue careers they want.
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'Nowhere To Go,' Ugandan LGBT Activist Applies For Asylum In U.S.

The Ugandan government passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in February. John Abdallah Wambere, a prominent gay rights organizer, says he could face jail or even death if he returns home.
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Despite Objections, Maine Governor Acts On Food Stamp Fraud

Facing a tight re-election battle, Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with a plan to require photos on EBT cards, even though the state's Legislature blocked his sweeping proposals earlier this year.

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