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Sweetness And Light

Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.

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Protesters gather April 30, outside of Puerto Rico's Capitol building in San Juan to oppose Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's budget proposal. The plan would raise taxes to help cover the state's massive debt. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Economy

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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It's All Politics

'Clinton Cash' Rebuttal And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

Hillary Clinton's campaign went into overdrive Tuesday, trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton Foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.

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Parallels - World News

It's No Joke: Venezuela Cracks Down On Comedians

Venezuela's economic woes provide plenty of fodder for comedians. But the government doesn't seem to have a sense of humor: Comics say they are being targeted and prevented from performing.

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The Salt

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

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