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    Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

    If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?
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    Natalie Portman, Jonathan Safran Foer target factory farming

    NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer hope they can change the world — one dinner plate at a time. The actress and the author have teamed up to produce the documentary “Eating Animals,” an indictment of the factory farm system that argues we are feeding ourselves all wrong. The film takes […]
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    World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

    SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Neymar may be the stars of the World Cup. But […]
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    Dow posts 6th loss in row on trade spat; small cos. rally

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the trade dispute between the U.S. and China threatened to come to a boil. Smaller companies less focused on overseas trade fared better, as did dividend-paying stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the sixth day in a row and lost 287.26 […]
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    Merkel says climate change is ‘a fact,’ laments US stance

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move “very regrettable” at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. “We know climate change isn’t a matter of faith,” she told an […]
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    US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest building

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May’s construction gains came from a […]
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    CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

    CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other items, like allergy medicines, vitamins or household products. The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days. The drugstore chain said […]
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    IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The new skills show that computers are getting better at mastering human language and speech. The computer made its case for […]
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    Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in northern India have broken up a gang that promised professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables, officials said Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh state Special Task Force made 23 arrests Monday and Tuesday, said police official Amitabh Yash, and police […]
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    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage. President Donald Trump and Labor Secretary […]