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Willing To Play The Dating Game With Your Food? Try A Grocery Auction

Grocery auctions find eager buyers for food that is discontinued, seasonal or near its sell-by date. The food is generally still good after its sell-by date, and these auctions may be one answer to America's growing food waste problem.
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So, Who Sent Those Sick Cows To The Slaughterhouse?

Graphic undercover video shines a light on dairies who send old and potentially sick cows to slaughter. Dairy cows spend their lives turning food into milk, not meat, and can suffer various ailments.
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Group Gardening In San Antonio, Texas

A gardener encourages community members to stay involved through hands-on education and garden events.
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Preventing The Spread Of West Nile Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 2012's outbreak of West Nile virus is on track to be the worst in U.S. history. The mayor of Dallas recently authorized an aerial spraying program to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus, which provoked protest from area residents.
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Will Tropical Storm Isaac Blow The GOP Convention Off Course?

Republicans will have to rewrite their script if the storm, which is forecast to hit hurricane strength, stays on course to hit Tampa on Monday. That's the first scheduled day of the party's nominating convention.
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Drought's Still Deep In Nation's Midsection

More than three-quarters of the land in the lower 48 states is suffering through conditions ranging from "abnormally dry" to "exceptional drought."
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Ivan Dies At 50: A Gorilla Life, Remembered

Ivan spent decades confined within a small department store display, until activists won the gorilla's transfer to a zoo. Anthropologist and ape observer Barbara J. King remembers Ivan and considers the intense impact — positive and negative — that human actions have on individual animals' lives.
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Cop Car Death Ruled Suicide, But Doubts Remain

Questions are swirling around the death of a 21-year-old Arkansas man who died in police custody in July. An autopsy report lists Chavis Carter's death as a suicide. But his family is asking how he could have shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Associated Press reporter Jeannie Nuss.

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