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Workers unload bananas in New Orleans. Bananas Foster, one of New Orleans' favorite desserts, is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, which spawned banana republics. Arnold Genthe/Library of Congress hide caption

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A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

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How Fossil Fuels Helped A Chemist Launch The Plastic Industry

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Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

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A new rule by an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services preserves the right of patients and families to sue nursing homes in court. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

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