Can Americans learn to love ug...

Jan 18, 2019 by

$160 billion worth of produce in the US gets tossed every year. Misfits Markets wants you to eat ugly produce instead.

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Secret ‘Rebate Trap’ Strategy ...

Jan 18, 2019 by

Big brands give rebates to insurers, who jack up the price for patients—who can’t get cheaper drugs unless they shoulder a bigger copay or buy them with no help from insurance.

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Lawrence reborn: A polluted mi...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Residents of New England’s former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.

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The Supreme Court Just Handed ...

Jan 16, 2019 by

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed a victory to American workers, ruling unanimously that independent contractors who work in transportation may not be forced into mandatory arbitration.

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The Law That Just Passed In Ne...

Jan 16, 2019 by

The state had some of the worst voting laws in the country. It’s about to have some of the best.

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California’s “Skip the Slip” b...

Jan 15, 2019 by

A legislator in the California Assembly has introduced a bill that, if passed, would require retailers to make digital receipts the default instead of paper.

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I’m a Dreamer and a Rhodes Sch...

Jan 11, 2019 by

A person shouldn’t have to be a “genius” or “economically productive” to have access to equal opportunity.

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China gets tough on US recycla...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Beijing’s 2018 crackdown on recyclables was widely decried as a disaster for global recycling. Facing rising recycling costs, cities like Sanford, Maine, have found innovative ways to respond.

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Warming oceans likely to raise...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Seawater temperature is rising faster than predicted, which is likely to worsen extreme weather events around the world

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Trump’s Big Libertarian Experi...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Does contaminated food smell like freedom?

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US Fema Concentration Camps in...

Jan 10, 2019 by

[Translate] theresia_kihn May 05 2018 posted to Conspiracy Theories Over 800 prison camps discovered in the United States! They are...

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Already reeling from tariff wa...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Fourth-generation crop farmer John Boyd checks the condition of a soybean field Tuesday in Baskerville, Va. Because of the government shutdown, Boyd has not received his crucial soybean subsidies.

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Why Those Who Loathe Trump Fin...

Jan 9, 2019 by

Throughout our country’s history politics have always been divisive, so much so that the Civil War was fought over slavery, at times pitting neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother.

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US Homeless Sleeping Accommoda...

Jan 8, 2019 by

Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep, but it’s difficult to get a good night’s rest when you are worried about theft, assault and the elements.

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Rising hopes for democracy in ...

Jan 5, 2019 by

At a time when many see looming clouds on the horizon of American democracy, I’ve been thinking about glimmers of hope.

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John Steinbeck on Good and Evi...

Jan 2, 2019 by

There are events in our personal lives and our collective history that seem categorically irredeemable, moments in which the grounds for gratefulness and hope have sunk so far below the sea level of sorrow that we have ceased to believe they exist.

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This Deep-Red State Decided to...

Jan 2, 2019 by

Call it the Alabama miracle.

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Puerto Rico May Hold the Answe...

Dec 31, 2018 by

The island’s special breed may help solve colony collapse disorder.

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Trump Imperils the Planet

Dec 27, 2018 by

Endangered species, climate change — the administration is taking the country, and the world, backward.

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As anti-plastic movements swee...

Dec 26, 2018 by

Environmentalists hailed the move, which according to new figures released this month, may have saved more than 1.5 billion bags from going into overstuffed kitchen drawers or landfills in less than six months.

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As hunting declines, efforts g...

Dec 24, 2018 by

As fewer Americans take up hunting, wildlife managers need other funding sources.

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We Need To Talk About Palm Oil

Dec 24, 2018 by

We eat it, clean our homes and bodies with it and even fuel our cars with it. But our insatiable demand for palm oil is wreaking havoc on the planet — and our climate.

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Scientists Are Fighting Climat...

Dec 24, 2018 by

“Every little bit helps.”

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‘We are at war’: N...

Dec 21, 2018 by

Rat-related callouts rise as experts say warming temperatures are helping New York’s rats feed and mate longer into the year

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Studies Warn of Increasing Sea...

Dec 21, 2018 by

Ice loss in the Antarctic has tripled in just the last decade alone, and is currently losing 219 billion metric tons of ice annually. That number is up from 73 billion metric tons per year as of a decade ago.

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The Disturbing Trend Behind Am...

Dec 21, 2018 by

The majority of those deaths were suicides.

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Congress just passed the most ...

Dec 20, 2018 by

The First Step Act adopts significant, but modest, criminal justice reforms.

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Court cites Dr Seuss’s T...

Dec 20, 2018 by

Federal court in Virginia says officials were trusted to ‘speak for the trees’ as it tosses out pipeline permit

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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Te...

Dec 20, 2018 by

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue.

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This Year’s Extreme Weather Sh...

Dec 20, 2018 by

“You have to think 10, 20, 30, and 100 years ahead. And nobody budgets or plans for that.”

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