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2016 Campaigns Will Spend $4.4 Billion On TV Ads, But Why?

TV ads drive name recognition, but it's uncertain exactly how much more they do than that. Yet spending on them will hit record levels in the 2016 cycle.
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How Black Reporters Report On Black Death

As calls for newsroom diversity get louder, we might do well to consider that black reporters covering race and policing literally have skin in the game.
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Idaho Compensates For Stolen 420 Mile Post Sign

Officials in Idaho put 419.9 on those green highway signs because their 420 mile posts keep getting stolen. For some reason, 420 is identified with pot enthusiasts but no one knows why.
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Chelsea Manning Found Guilty Of Violating Prison Rules

The Army private is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The latest charges came after she kept magazines and an expired toothpaste.
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Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.
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Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hardscrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.
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The Evolution Of The Immigration Term: Alien

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about immigration, including calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate about the language used in immigration discussions.
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Dry Conditions, Lighting Contribute To Numerous Western Wildfires

National fire managers have raised the country's alert level to its highest point in two years. Firefighting experts say it's the biggest demand for personnel and equipment since 2007.
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EPA Rules Aspire To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.
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Effort To Divert Water From Lake Michigan Sets Off Fierce Debate

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker has given preliminary approval for a community just outside the lake basin to siphon off a large amount of drinking water from Lake Michigan.

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