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  1. South Africans Reflect On Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'

    Equality for all South Africans, regardless of race or color, was at the core of the struggle against apartheid. Nineteen years after Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first black president in the country's first democratic elections, what is the status of race relations?
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  2. Fed Says It Will Begin Tapering Off Its Stimulus In January

    The Federal Reserve will trim its bond-buying program, reducing its purchases by $10 billion per month.
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  3. Slideshow: The Book Club- March 18, 2014

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  4. New York Weighs Easing Limits On Marijuana Use

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly considering allowing the use of the drug for medicinal purposes. An announcement is expected Wednesday during his annual State of the State address. Medical marijuana is already legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
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  5. 'Living Wage' Effort Eclipsed By Minimum-Pay Battles

    Low-wage workers in 13 states will see their minimum hourly pay increased in 2014, as state-based efforts to boost wages accelerate and federal efforts languish. Meanwhile, new "living wage" campaigns are focused on government-subsidized jobs, particularly at airports.
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  6. Want to know if a hurricane is coming? CSU might not be able to tell you anymore

    The Colorado State University project that pioneered the way we predict hurricanes needs to raise money by February to keep going. But its founder’s controversial views on climate change may be hurting its chances.
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  7. Tummy Beer, Coffee Maker Cooking And Mini-Fasts: 2013's Most Read

    We look back at the most popular posts on The Salt in 2013. From tips on handling raw chicken to Japanese latte art, the stories spanned the spectrum of the food world.
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  8. This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

    A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn't go brown when you slice it. It's waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple's wholesome, all-natural image.
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  9. As Costs Soar, Who Will Pay For The Panama Canal's Expansion?

    The canal is being widened to handle much larger ships. But after five years of building, the project is expected to cost at least $1.6 billion more than planned. The builders and the canal operators both say the other side should pay.
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  10. A Common Story: Bullet's Trajectory Interrupts Child's Path

    Ka'nard Allen, 11, has been caught in New Orleans crossfire — twice. He survived, but his extraordinary story made him a symbol of the toll violence takes on children in American cities. What happens after the bullets stop flying? How does a child get up after being gunned down?
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