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Getting A More Svelte Salmon To Your Dinner Plate

Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
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Little Panda's Death Leaves Zookeepers 'Devastated'

Less than a week old, the cub died on Sunday at Washington's National Zoo. Preliminary examinations indicate that some of its liver had hardened and that it had a build-up of fluid in the abdomen. Also, officials believe it was likely a female.
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S.C. Shooting Range Rents Automatic Weapons

A shooting range in South Carolina has a license to rent automatic weapons. For $50, Alex Perkins tells The Charleston Post and Courier, you can blast a paper target to shreds. Perkins adds the gun must not leave the range.
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Ads Slice Up Swing States With Growing Precision

Everything in this year's presidential election is supersized, except for the number of swing states in play. That's forcing a bigger pot of money to be pumped into a smaller pool of states. "There is such focus on relatively few markets that the levels of advertising we're seeing are really uncharted waters," one media analyst says.
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Poll Shows Rural Battlegrounds Backing Romney

Rural voters who helped elect President Obama four years ago are now keeping his challenger competitive in key states. A new survey shows they favor Republican Mitt Romney by 14 points, and support for Obama is eroding.
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Rising Income Gap Shapes Residential Segregation

One problem with more Americans isolating themselves around "people like us" – or those who earn similar incomes — is an increasingly polarized electorate; another, the loss of social capital gained by living in a mixed neighborhoods.
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The Next Frontier For Elite Med Schools: Primary Care

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is adding a Department of Family Medicine. It is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.

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