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At the end of the day, Roma tomatoes are ready for transport in Cristo Rey in the state of Sinaloa. Half the tomatoes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico. Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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The Salt

Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

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The Russian pop group Televizor has criticized Russia's involvement in Ukraine. Here, frontman Mikhail Borzykin performs at a 2011 show in St. Petersburg. At some concerts he sings, "Putin is a fascist," a reference to the Russian president, shown on the screen behind him. Svetlana Bobrova/Courtesy of Televizor hide caption

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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

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Actor Samuel Lange Zambrano plays Junior, a boy who becomes obsessed with relaxing his hair. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Pelo Malo' Is A Rare Look Into Latin American Race Relations

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Members of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms to protest the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., before a game last month. The players faced a backlash from St. Louis police and have been asked to apologize. L.G. Patterson/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Deford: What's Wrong With Pro Athletes Taking A Stand?

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Deford: What's Wrong With Pro Athletes Taking A Stand?

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Andrea Nguyen's Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches is the perfect gift for your friend who has an app tracing the routes of half a dozen food trucks on her phone. Ten Speed Press hide caption

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Best Cookbooks Of 2014 Offer Tastes And Tales From Around The Globe

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When the wrong cells take over, scientists' experiments can be derailed. Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

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Like many beginning farmers, Grant Curtis wants to invest in his operation, but expectations of low prices are tying his hands. Abby Wendle/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

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