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The Salt

At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.

Cosmo Kyle Eastwood
Prosecco Smile Kyle Eastwood
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Why I Sing the Blues B.B. King

Fadzai Kundishora (left) can no longer go to school because her family can't afford the fees. She spends days at home with her grandmother Miriam Kundishora, doing chores. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why Isn't 14-Year-Old Fadzai In School? Zimbabwe's Education Dilemma

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Reckless and Alive Shortstack

A gate blocks the entrance of a farm operated by Daybreak Foods, on May 17, 2015 near Eagle Grove, Iowa. The facility was reportedly struck by the current outbreak of bird flu. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsick says biosecurity measures are crucial to containing the spread of the disease, which has only infected birds, not humans. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

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Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

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Author Saul Bellow, the 1976 Nobel Prize winner for literature is shown in this 1977 portrait. He was born 100 years ago this June. Eddie Adams/AP hide caption

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A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles

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Cry Alone Bill Frisell

The coal-powered S.S. Badger pulls out of the Ludington, Mich., harbor in August 2011. This summer is the first season that the Badger is operating with its new ash retention system, which passes EPA standards. Denise Stocker/Chicago Tribune/MCT /Landov hide caption

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On Lake Michigan, A Cleaner Coal-Powered Ship Ferries On

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Sailin' James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band
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At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

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Life Was Transient Troyka

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