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The Salt

Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It's Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?

Some members of Congress are calling on the government to crack down on food labels like soy milk or hemp milk. They say the "milk" label is legally reserved for only one beverage source: cows.

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Gingrich Says Trump Must Address Business Conflicts Soon, Urges Monitoring

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Sixth Trumpet From Monument to Masses
Cold Water, Walk Further Cross Record

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Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It's Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?

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Beautiful India Instrumental Meditation Awareness
We Own The Night - Instrumental The Chainsmokers
This Gavin Mikhail
The Motion Makes Me Last Eluvium
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All About it - Instrumental Robbie

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Vigils Honor The Homeless Who Died As They Lived: On The Streets

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The Scientist Rockabye Baby!
Lovers in Japan Vitamin String Quartet

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See Red In A New Light: Imperial China Meets Mark Rothko In D.C. Exhibition

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A Blind Purpose Break of Reality
Chinese New Year Fusion Esther Docas
Greenland Emancipator
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From 'Good Job' To 'Good Riddance': Obama On Letters From Everyday Americans

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In China's Drone Seizure And Return, A Strategic Message To U.S.

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Time Eater [Recover] Gold Panda feat. Ssighborggg and Luna
Chiba Days Gold Panda
My First Car Vulfpeck