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Menards Can't Hire Enough Hands In Booming N.D.

The home-improvement retailer Menards is having such a hard time finding workers for its store in Minot, N.D., that it is importing them from Wisconsin. The area around Minot is experiencing an oil boom and a population boom with more jobs than takers. So to help fill the open positions at Menards, the company is looking to hire 50 workers from the company's headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisc., to work in Minot. Melissa Block speaks with Dan Feldner of the Minot Daily News about the story.
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AAA Calls To Suspend Sale Of New Ethanol Fuel

Most Americans have never heard of the fuel E15 — and that could be part of the problem. The auto club says drivers unfamiliar with E15 could fill up with the gasoline accidentally and damage some vehicles. Ethanol producers and the renewable fuels lobby say that's nonsense.
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The Perilous Politics Of The Health Insurance Tax Break

Economists say that excluding the value of employer-sponsored health insurance from federal taxes makes no sense. But many worry that changing the tax code could mean higher taxes or that employers would push down the value of the health insurance they provide.
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Computerized Health Records Breed Digital Discontent For Some Doctors

Some doctors are unhappy about switching from paper records to electronic ones. While the government is creating incentives for doctors to switch, some say the hassles and expense exceed the rewards.
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From Humors To Self-Control: The Evolution Of A Well-Balanced Diet

Europeans and American colonists believed one's personality, temperament and physical health depended on balancing "humors" of hot, cold, moist and dry with foods. Of course, that worked for the wealthy, who could afford a variety of foods, and it kept them in power.
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Report: Man Given Boots By NYC Police Officer Has Apartment He Could Use

But Jeffrey Hillman remains on the streets, the Daily News reports. City officials say they have tried to help him in various ways, but Hillman turns them down. A photo of of the officer giving Hillman boots on a frigid night captured many hearts.
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Crime On The Farm: Hay Thefts Soar As Drought Deepens

Hay prices are up sharply because of the drought across much of the nation. So hay bales sitting in fields have become hot properties. So much so, in fact, that a sheriff in Oklahoma put a GPS tracker in one bale. It helped him track down the suspects.
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Time For A 'Black Agenda' In The White House?

President Obama has another four years to pursue his goals. Now, some of the groups who elected him are asking what's in it for them. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the president should pursue a 'black agenda' with The Root's Keli Goff and former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell.
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Son Questions Mother's Shaken Baby Conviction

Caregivers have been prosecuted and jailed for harming children by shaking them. Now, some researchers are saying shaken baby syndrome is a more complicated diagnosis than previously thought. Host Michel Martin speaks with Victor Zapana, whose mother was convicted of shaking a baby, and NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro.

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