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Alt.Latino

Love Stories In Union Square

Alt.Latino puts aside its hatred of Valentine's Day to hear New Yorkers' tales of love lost and found.

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Cliven Bundy's Arrest Caps Years Of Calls For Government To Take Action

The Nevada rancher's arrest on Wednesday is a setback for his self-styled militia supporters and their anti-federal lands fight. The charges stem from a standoff with federal agents at his ranch in 2014.

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Progress In Munich Talks: What That Means For Syrian Peace Process

Crucial international talks are underway in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know

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The Salt

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

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Shots - Health News

Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.

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At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters

More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.

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Pop Culture

Johnny Depp Stars As Donald Trump (Yep, You Read That Right)

The online comedy outfit Funny or Die has created a fake made-for-TV movie based on Trump's 1987 best-selling business advice book, The Art of the Deal.

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The Salt

Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter NET

Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Milestone, Scientists Detect Waves In Space-Time As Black Holes Collide

A U.S.-led team says it has seen gravitational waves from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.

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Shots - Health News

How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.

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