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NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.
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Citigroup Settlement Offers Former Homeowners 'Cold Comfort'

The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.
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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
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Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.
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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.
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Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.
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Vegas Authorities Bust Up World Cup Betting Ring

The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.
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Colorful Politician Buddy Cianci Wants To Be Providence's Mayor ... Again

The long serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, spent more than four years in prison on felony corruption charges and was forced to resign — twice. And now he is running again for mayor.
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Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.
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VW To Expand Chattanooga Plant

German automaker Volkswagen will add 2,000 new jobs at the Tennessee plant. They'll make a new seven-passenger SUV.

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