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Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From

In almost every Hollywood depiction of the American military, at some point a bunch of guys will jog past the camera, singing and stepping in unison. That rhythm infiltrated the Army in 1944.

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The Salt

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Few Winners And Many Losers

A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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Shots - Health News

Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida

Polls show that Sunshine State voters are likely to approve a measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Businesses are already flocking to the state, eager to set up shop.

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