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  • 100 Suspected Radicals May Be Part Of U.S. Military
    The FBI and military officials are conducting investigations into possible insider terror threats from Islamic extremists within the U.S. military. NPR has learned that about a dozen serious investigations are underway. The real challenge may be finding ways to prevent radicalization within the military in the first place.
  • Obama Tells N.H. Voters GOP Philosophy Is Wrong
    President Obama attacked Republican rival Mitt Romney's budget math during a campaign rally in New Hampshire Monday. The Granite State has just four electoral votes, but it's expected to be hotly contested in November. The two presidential candidates also tangled over immigration policy on the same day the Supreme Court struck down portions of Arizona's immigration law.
  • The Making Of Meat-Eating America
    Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
  • App Will Match Farmers With Meat Distributors
    There's a new startup that's envisioning a way for people to eat even more meat. AgLocal is developing a smartphone app to help small farmers expand local markets for their meat by connecting them with independent distributors.
  • What's A Taxi Ride Worth? You Set The Price
    Eric Hagen has gone from Wall Street to the streets of Burlington, Vt., and his one-man taxi service is accruing a flock of faithful customers. His Recession Ride Taxi puts riders in charge of deciding a fair fare.
  • As NATO Draws Down, Afghans Fear A Brain Drain
    Afghanistan's anemic economy has been propped up for the past decade by international aid. But as NATO troops draw down, international assistance is also shrinking, which could put many jobs at risk and lead skilled Afghans to look elsewhere for work.
  • As 'Hungry Season' Nears, Yemenis Struggle For Food
    For years, Yemen has been a crisis of one sort or another. But now, after a year of protest and unrest, the situation for millions of Yemenis is dire. About 10 million people are without enough food to eat, and more than half of Yemeni children are malnourished, aid groups say.
  • Microsoft Snaps Up Yammer For $1.2 Billion
    The business move is the software company's attempt to get a social network in its portfolio. Yammer is like Facebook but for business settings. It allows employees to see what colleagues in the same company are doing.
  • Supreme Court Reaffirms Citizens United Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its ruling on the use of corporate money in political campaigns. Montana officials objected to the earlier ruling, known as Citizens United, saying corporate money in political campaigns often leads to corruption
  • Fancy Names Can Fool Wine Geeks Into Paying More For A Bottle
    Wine research suggests that people who think they know about wine are excited about hard to pronounce names — so excited, in fact, that they're willing to pay more. Plus, they think it tastes better, too.

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