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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Mike Zovath, co-founder of Answers in Genesis ministries, poses for photos at the Ark Encounter headquarters, in 2011. Kentucky has granted the project tens of millions in tax incentives. hide caption

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Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

The Christian theme park, which will feature a 510-foot-long replica of the ship, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board. The board says it based its decision on economics, not religion.

With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is surrounded by the media in Freeport, N.Y. on Wednesday, Cuomo was on Long Island to announce a new program to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, but ended up fielding questions about the Moreland Commission. Frank Eltman/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

With Prosecutors Circling, Ethics Questions Get Serious For N.Y. Governor

Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of the anti-corruption commission he created — and then abruptly disbanded.

3 Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

This statue is located in Utah's Capitol building, beneath a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers traveling out west. "Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration," says Utah's speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart. hide caption

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3 Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.

Seeking A Saner Food System, Three Times A Day

Not all cows get to spend their days with soft green grass under hoof. For many, the picture isn't so pretty, according to the book Farmageddon. hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Seeking A Saner Food System, Three Times A Day

Commentator Barbara J. King says the book Farmageddon offers useful advice on how to take a stand against industrialized animal farming in the fight to forge a better future for our planet.

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