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Heating Up

Businesses Awaken To The Opportunities Of Action On Climate Change

Companies, once seen as an obstacle to or even an enemy of curbing emissions, now realize that tackling climate change can be good for their bottom line.

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Goats and Soda

In Syria, Health Care Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets

Over 300 hospitals and clinics have been hit with bombs and missiles and nearly 700 medical workers have been killed. Only Syrian President Bashar Assad has the air power to conduct these attacks.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Fired

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said public trust in the city's police had been "shaken" and "eroded" by the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Protesters had called for the chief's ouster.

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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The Salt

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.

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After Planned Parenthood Shooting, Obama Again Calls For Action On Guns

While many GOP presidential hopefuls have denounced the attacks on Planned Parenthood, some push back on liberal critics who say heated anti-abortion rhetoric played a role in the rampage.

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Wyoming Schools Get Poor Report Card For Native American Absenteeism WPRN

One in three Native students are what's considered "chronically absent," in this state. Educators on the Wind River Indian Reservation say that's a major factor holding back student achievement.

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Calling relatives they hadn't spoken to since 2013: from left to right, Chol Lul Walou, approximately 60, called her daughter and son-in-law; Simon Lam Yiek, 33, called his brother; Nyanchan Maluol Mot, 19, called her sister. Giles Duley/Courtesy of ICRC hide caption

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Goats and Soda

They Haven't Spoken To Family In Years. Now They Get A 3-Minute Call

Millions of South Sudanese have been displaced by two years of civil conflict. They've lost touch with family. Now they have a rare chance to call home.

Eduardo Gonzalez is HIV positive. His mother died of AIDS; his father, who's HIV positive, is in jail. The boy lives at Eunime, a Tijuana facility for children whose parents have faced AIDS in their family and who may themselves be infected. Courtesy of Malcolm Linton hide caption

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Goats and Soda

These Are The Faces Of People Facing HIV/AIDS

They are children, sex workers, drug users who live in fear of HIV. The portraits and stories are featured in a new book set in Tijuana, Tomorrow Is A Long Time.

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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The Salt

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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An image from the report ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa shows, clockwise from top, a suspended Twitter user announcing their new account, and examples of other Twitter accounts that help spread extremist information online. Program on Extremism/George Washington University hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'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."

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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The Salt

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.

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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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