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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.

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NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.

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On The Media

The Internet Responds To Net Neutrality in a Big Way

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Last Sunday, John Oliver gave a 13-minute soliloquy about the fragile state of net neutrality, and ended with a plea exhorting the trolls of the internet to contact the FCC and let it know just how they felt. Looks like it worked.

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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.

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Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.

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New Jersey News

Christie's Meh Job Approval At Home Consistent With 2016 GOP Rivals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC

A new poll out from Fairleigh Dickinson University indicates that Gov. Christie's approval rating among New Jerseyans is 44 percent, a steep drop from the plus-50 percent approval ratings he enjoyed in his first term on the way to a landslide reelection victory. And an increasing number of New ...

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The Takeaway

Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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The Takeaway

How Detroit & Henry Ford Helped Win WWII

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In 1941, Detroit answered the call of the nation - and ultimately the world - when Henry Ford and his son Edsel were asked to deliver 50,000 airplanes. The scale of production of military technology in WWII radically transformed Detroit and the Ford Family.

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Tilting Delaware Bridge Stays Closed, Disrupting Interstate Travel

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., usually carries 90,000 vehicles per day. But it's empty now, as engineers try to discover what's causing eight support pillars to lean.

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Should There Be A University Of Politics?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Other countries provide formal training for people who want to be national leaders. Why not the U.S.?

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The Takeaway

Mastering the Boston Accent is Wicked Hard

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

What does it take to sound like a Bostonian? Johnny Depp is getting flack for his Boston accent in the upcoming film "Black Mass" about crime boss Whitey Bulger. A longtime Boston casting director breaks down what makes the Boston accent so unique.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Both the coup that overthrew Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and this month's election that put military leader al-Sisi in power reflect a democracy that doesn't quite line up with western expectations.

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Germany Opens Formal Inquiry Into Tapping Of Merkel's Phone

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Germany's top federal prosecutor has opened an investigation that won't focus on wide spying activities attributed to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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An Inability To Connect With Horses Isn't Why Racing Is Failing

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There is a perception that Americans would rather play slot machines and watch car racing because those things are more relatable than horses. NPR's Laurel Dalrymple doesn't think that is true.

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For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.

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25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It Quiet

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

On the anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests, China is quashing attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.

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What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

You've heard the complaints — now take a close look at a top-notch lesson plan.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

San Francisco's transit sickout could ease up today. Philadelphia will begin piloting all-night SEPTA service. D.C.'s bike share is slapping down DIY child seats. The eternal Citi Bike docking struggle, captured on film. And: how NYC defeated subway graffiti in the 1980s, train by train and line by line.

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Taliban Release Video Of Handoff That Freed Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Pentagon says there's no reason to question the authenticity of a video the Taliban released Wednesday. The exchange went smoothly, including a handshake between U.S. and Taliban representatives.

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