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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to determine whether testing people with no symptoms of celiac disease provides any benefit for those patients. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

A task force says people with no symptoms of celiac disease do not need to be tested for the condition, and that people who think they do have symptoms should see a doctor.

Demand for domestic tea is so strong that Minto Island Tea Company continues expanding production. Here, new Camellia sinensis are planted on the Salem, Oregon, farm. It takes three years for tea plants to mature for harvest. Courtesy of Minto Island Tea Company hide caption

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The Salt

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.

Craft breweries now account for 5,234 of 5,301 U.S. beer makers, according to an industry group's annual tally. Here, Danielle Coons, the tasting room ambassador at D.L. Geary Brewing Co. serves a beer last November. Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.

Local officials are promising a legal fight in the face of a block on grants from the Justice Department over immigration enforcement. Here, protesters pray outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in New York City earlier this month. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean-spirited executive order," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says.

The sunken ferry Sewol sits on a semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off the island of Jindo on Sunday. On Tuesday, South Korean officials said remains believed to be from some of the missing victims were recovered by salvage workers. AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Remains Discovered On Lifted Ferry Are Not Human, South Korean Officials Say

Officials believed they found the bones of one of the missing victims of the Sewol's 2014 sinking, which killed 304 people. But hours later, officials clarified that those bones belong to "an animal."

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada talks during a tribute to his close friend and former South African President Nelson Mandela at Gandhi Hall, on Dec. 8, 2013 in Johannesburg. Kathrada died on Tuesday at 87. Marco Longari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

South African freedom fighter Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

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Cairo has lost more than half of its population in recent decades. Today, there are just under 3,000 people left. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

There's a lot of talk about reviving small towns — especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. But many such towns, like Cairo, Ill., would see steep cuts in aid if the president's budget gains traction.

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

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Elon Musk has started a new company called Neuralink, in what's widely seen as a bid to add a symbiotic computer layer to the human brain. Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture

Speculation about Musk's new company, Neuralink, centers on the name and how it might correspond to his previous statements about incorporating artificial intelligence into human brains.

Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The historically black university is opening Howard West at Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Howard University hide caption

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

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Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

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Micah White, co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, now lives in Nehalem, Ore., where he's active in local politics. "There are no big businesses here. These are all my neighbors. You can't block traffic," he says. Trav Williams hide caption

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Politics

Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.

Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

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Tirsha Lizotte, a room attendant at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, tidies a second floor room in March 2015. Establishments like the Meadowmere (pictured) and the Beachmere Inn hire many foreign workers in positions like Trisha's over the course of the summer through the H-2B visa program. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

Maine Public

The number of H-2B visas available to foreigners seeking work in the U.S. is down from last year. A Maine hotel owner is among those worried about finding enough workers to stay open over the summer.

With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

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A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. Metropolitan PD, Washington DC hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in Washington — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.