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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.
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Slow Rape Kit Results Leave Victims Few Effective Places To Turn

A new study concludes the medical and justice system can do more to help rape survivors access medical care. Funding cuts often limit access to exams and keep test results from leading to prosecution.
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The Mystery Of Tappan Zee: Why Build A Bridge Where The River's Wide?

If you've ever driven up the East Coast, you may have driven over the Tappan Zee Bridge. The span — north of New York City — was built in the spot that seems to make the least economic sense. Why?
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As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

In a string of commencement-speaker dropouts, would-be honorary guests are being pushed out by campus protests. Meanwhile, schools are trying to boost their reputations and promote diverse ideas.
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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.
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Speaking Beside A Bridge, Obama Addresses Approaching Budget Gap

President Obama is visiting one of New York state's bridges across the Hudson River to talk about the need to spend more on roads and bridges. Funds for federal highways and bridges continue to fall short of expected needs. Why is the federal gas tax not keeping pace with the number of miles Americans are driving?
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Home Of Sanctuary Movement Revives Strategy To Stop Deportation

In Tucson, Ariz., a man set to be deported has taken sanctuary in a church. Immigrant rights activists are hailing the move as a new way to fight the Obama administration's deportation policies.
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Meet The Frontrunners In The Crowded GOP Senate Primary

Seven Republicans are competing for the nomination to Georgia's open Senate seat. All are conservative, but the primary on May 20 will be a test of how well the Tea Party is doing. At least three of the candidates carry the Tea Party mantle. Some party leaders worry that if one of the more extreme conservatives gets the nomination, it could clear the way for a win by a moderate Democrat in the general election.
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'New York Times' Replaces Jill Abramson As Executive Editor

Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor, will become The Times' first African-American executive editor. Abramson's departure was reportedly related to "an issue with management in the newsroom."
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For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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