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Author Michael Ruhlman says U.S. grocery stores represent extraordinary luxury that most Americans don't even think about. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.

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Money Trees Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock
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My Kind of Woman [Instrumental] [Instrumental] Mac DeMarco

Girls are treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 15. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Why A Man Is On An IV In His Car Outside A Hospital In Yemen

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Yèkatit (February) Mulatu Astatqé
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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

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Right Off The Back Chicano Batman
Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second STRFKR

The now-closed Trump Taj Mahal casino resort in Atlantic City, N.J., was repeatedly cited by federal officials for having inadequate money-laundering controls. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Looking Into Trump Campaign's Russia Ties, Investigators Follow The Money

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Slow Blues Think Differently
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On May 4, workers dismantle the charred remains of a house in Firestone, Colo., where an unrefined gas line leak explosion killed two people in April. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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'They're Everywhere': Oil, Gas Wells Dot Developments, Raising Potential Dangers

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Redbone Childish Gambino
Thought U Wuz Nice [Instrumental] Phife Dawg
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It's not clear how living in a segregated neighborhood affects blood pressure, but stress is one potential cause, experts say. annebaek/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Leaving Segregated Neighborhoods Lowers Blacks' Blood Pressure

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

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Eurovision's 2017 contest ended with Portugal's Salvador Sobral holding aloft his trophy and hugging his sister Luisa Sobral, who composed with 'Amar Pelos Dois,' the winning song. The pair performed it as a duet to close the evening. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Fraught Year, Eurovision Crowns Portugal's Salvador Sobral

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Amor Pelos Dois Salvador Sobral
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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