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The Salt

How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald's and Hershey's?

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Parallels

Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine

Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.

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Music

Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

The duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious electronic arrangements, making plenty of room for the gorgeous vocals of folk veteran Amelia Meath.

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