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The Salt

Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

A new book argues that Tyson's system treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." Author Christopher Leonard looks at Tyson's inner workings and the not-so-independent farmers who raise the birds.

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations President Richard Trumka addresses members during the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention at Los Angeles Convention Center in Sept. 2013. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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AFL-CIO's Trumka: Keep VW Union Vote In Perspective

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Water Rahim Alhaj & Amjad Ali Khan
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Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

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Never Could Have Been Worse Tsuneo Imahori
Blue Funk Tsuneo Imahori
Twilight Is Our Advocate Tonight Saxon Shore
Last Days of a Tragic Allegory Saxon Shore

Some states are trying to make health care prices available to the public by collecting receipts from those who pay the bills: Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. Some states' efforts to make these prices available are in jeopardy. iStockphoto hide caption

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Elusive Goal: A Transparent Price List For Health Care

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Get There Robb Cappelletto Group
Sunsetter Robb Cappelletto Group
See Tycho
Apogee Tycho
Elm Scott Jeppesen
No Drama Scott Jeppesen

Bobby Worthy, President of The Justice League, leads a chant outside of the Duval County Courthouse during the trial of Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Another Murder Case In Florida Sparks National Outrage

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Another Reflection Nujabes

Sylvestre Mebam (right) runs an unauthorized health clinic in Cameroon's largest city of Douala. He and his assistant treat about 10 to 15 people each day. Andres Caballero/NPR hide caption

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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

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Suninga (When Will I Ever See You?) Richard Bona
Reverence (The Story of a Miracle) Richard Bona

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may have only been in office eight months, but he's got big plans. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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LA Mayor: 'The Basics Have Been Neglected For Too Long'

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Wide Eyes Local Natives
Black Balloons Local Natives

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Sochi's Humidity Keeps Olympic Ice Makers Working Overtime

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Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please

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Lonely Bulls Unwed Sailor
Copper Islands Unwed Sailor