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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR | June 24, 2017

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

NPR | June 23, 2017

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

NPR | June 23, 2017

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

NPR | June 23, 2017 11:05 a.m.

The dispute pits graduate student teachers who voted to unionize against an administration that refuses to bargain and disputes the election's validity. Yale says it's awaiting a federal review.

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Rainbow Gathering Community Meeting In Grant County Gets Heated

Blue Mountain Eagle | June 23, 2017 10:52 a.m.

A meeting hosted by members of the Rainbow Gathering and attended by Grant County residents got heated Wednesday night.  

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Activists On The Left Seek To Harness Spending As Part Of Their Anti-Trump Resistance

NPR | June 23, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Boycotts are a powerful and familiar form of protest and now it seems "procotts" — when shoppers seek out products that help support their political beliefs — among anti-Trumpers are on the rise.

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Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

NPR | June 22, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

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Oregon Democrats, Governor Say They'll Skip The Corporate Tax Hike

OPB | June 22, 2017 10:47 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown say they've given up trying to increase taxes on corporations during this year's legislative session.

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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

NPR | June 22, 2017 4 a.m.

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

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After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?

NPR | June 21, 2017 6:33 p.m.

Analysts say Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.

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Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company For Up To $1 Billion

NPR | June 21, 2017 2:41 p.m.

The company sold its first bottles in 2013, after Clooney and a friend created a tequila to serve in their vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas.

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Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'

NPR | June 21, 2017 10:05 a.m.

A new study says that Ethiopia could lose more than 50 percent of its coffee growing regions to climate change. But, higher altitude areas could become more suitable for coffee in the coming decades.

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Ford Shifts Focus (Again): Car Will Be Imported To U.S. From China, Not Mexico

NPR | June 20, 2017 1:29 p.m.

For Mexico, this is the second damaging move from Ford in 2017. Plans to build the next-generation Focus in America's neighbor began to unravel in January.