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Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

Many of the processed foods that we eat — and the way they're made — were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.
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Federal Court Places A Stay On Order Compelling NCAA To Pay Athletes

The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.
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Dylann Roof Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges

The 21-year-old is accused of carrying out the ruthless attack that killed nine worshippers in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., last month.
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Marine Version Of F-35 Deemed 'Combat Ready'

With a total program cost estimated at $400 billion and a per-plane price tag of $135 million, the Joint Strike Fighter program is considered the most expensive in U.S. history.
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She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake

Born deaf and blind to a refugee mother, Haben Girma has had opportunities in the U.S. she'd never have had in Eritrea. But it was an urge for dessert that led her to advocate for the disabled.
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Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.
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Toxic Lead Contaminates Some Traditional Ayurvedic Medicines

Traditional Ayurvedic treatments are popular in India and the United States, but some can be contaminated with high levels of lead and other toxic metals. People continue to be harmed.
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New Ebola Vaccine Has '100 Percent' Effectiveness In Early Results

The trial of the VSV-EBOV vaccine was called Ebola ça Suffit — French for "Ebola that's enough." Researchers say it's both effective and quick, with no new Ebola cases 6 days after vaccination.
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In Report, Justice Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division found that the court fails to provide children adequate representation. In addition, it says the court treats black kids harsher than white ones.
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Measuring The Power Of A Prison Education

Inmates who took college-level courses while in prison saw a 16 percent drop in their risk of reincarceration.

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