Cocoa pods in Ivory Coast, one of the world's top producers of cocoa. Climate models suggest that West Africa, where much of the world's cocoa is grown, will get drier, which could affect supply. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

That black triangle icon is a sodium warning label next to a dish on the menu at an Applebee's in New York City. Starting Tuesday, the city's Health Department is requiring chain restaurants with 15 or more locations to display the salt shaker icon next to menu items containing 2,300 mg or more of sodium — the recommended daily limit. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joins a group of African-American religious leaders to speak to reporters in New York on Monday. Trump met with a coalition of African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Black Pastor Calls Trump Meeting A 'Get-Played Moment'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had said he'd be endorsed by 100 black religious leaders at a Monday press conference. Instead, there was a 2 1/2-hour meeting, with requests for apologies — and Trump gave none.

Thad Wimberly, left, and Jonathan Berry inspect the damage to a field of peanuts following record rainfall and flooding in Branchville, SC., in October. Wimberly said he expects to lose 75 percent of his crop. Adam Beam/AP hide caption

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S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall, Crop Losses WFAE

Extensive flooding that drowned fields came on top of a summer of drought. Farming accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the state. Many farmers will have the worst crop losses they've ever seen.

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'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America

A new report offers a glimpse of life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals."

Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has vowed to do away with Kynect, the successful state-run insurance exchange. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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What Happens If Kentucky Dismantles Its Health Insurance Exchange? Kaiser Health News

Supporters of Kentucky's insurance exchange have asked the governor-elect to reconsider a pledge he made to shutter it and shift people to the federally run

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Sebastiaan De Vos, right, the general manager of Vienna's Magdas Hotel, recruits refugees like 24-year-old Ehsan Amini, left, to work at the hotel. Amini, who works in the Magdas cafe, fled Afghanistan and arrived in Austria five years ago. He's one of 20 refugees staffing the hotel. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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The New Hotel In Vienna, Run By Refugees

The hotel is staffed by refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Algeria. It serves as a model for how to train newcomers to work in the European countries where they claim asylum.

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American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

The fashion industry in Los Angeles has been bleeding jobs for years. One bright spot has been high-end denim. Whereas $30 jeans are often made in China or Mexico, designer jeans are almost always made here.

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Expanded Medicaid Coverage Means More Women Get Mammograms Kaiser Health News

Low-income women were 25 percent more likely to get screened for breast cancer in states that expanded their Medicaid programs early under the Affordable Care Act.

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LISTEN: 'We Have An Obligation' To Refugees, Says Homeland Security Chief

Jeh Johnson tells NPR's Morning Edition that the existing U.S. refugee program is "probably the most thorough, multilayered, time-consuming way for anyone to cross our borders."

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10 Things To Know About The U.N. Climate Talks In Paris

Leaders from around the world are converging on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. Listen to our special coverage to find out what's at stake.

Cascara is made by brewing dried coffee cherries, which typically would have otherwise ended up as compost. "We have been throwing away this perfectly good coffee fruit for a long time, and there's no real reason for it, because it tastes delicious," says Peter Giuliano, of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Murray Carpenter for NPR hide caption

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Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.