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The Salt

What Is The Meaning Behind The Moo?

KBIA

Researchers are trying to figure out what cows are saying to each other — and us. Often, it seems that cows moo to communicate that something is wrong, or different.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

When The Cat's Away: Chechen Strongman Spars With John Oliver Over Lost Pet

The fur started to fly when Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told his 1.8 million Instagram followers that his cat is missing. Then the HBO host got involved and turned the saga into Internet catnip.

U.S. officials and members of Native American Nations attend an "emergency meeting" at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. They were gathered to object to a Paris auction house's upcoming sale of objects sacred to Native Americans. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Native Americans Protest Planned Auction Of Sacred Objects In France

It's illegal to sell ceremonial such items in the U.S., but they're popular (and profitable) in France. The art and artifacts are due to hit the auction block Monday.

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Parallels - World News

As President Visits Japan, Okinawa Controversy Is Back In The Limelight

Following a gruesome killing, allegedly by a former Marine, controversy over the presence of American troops on this island is adding another layer to Obama's historic trip this week.

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Goats and Soda

Why Niger Is Having A Horrible Year

Boko Haram attacks have created a potential humanitarian disaster. Thousands of citizens have fled their homes. Refugees from Nigeria are pouring in. And there isn't enough food to feed them all.

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Protesters, Police Clash At Donald Trump Rally In New Mexico

The Albuquerque Police Department said officers were hit by rocks thrown by anti-Trump demonstrators. Police responded with smoke grenades and pepper spray, according to news reports.

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Science

Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of fresh water beneath.

Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades
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Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

The seniors of tomorrow will have much higher rates of diabetes and obesity than the seniors of today, according to a data analysis. That means higher medical bills for them — and for taxpayers, too.

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All Tech Considered

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

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Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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NPR News Investigations

Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and the PBS series Frontline investigate the thousands of people still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.

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From left: Patricia Gallagher, who first proposed the tasting, wine merchant Steven Spurrier, and influential French wine editor Odette Kahn. After the results were announced, Kahn is said to have demanded her scorecard back. "She wanted to make sure that the world didn't know what her scores were," says George Taber, the only journalist present that day. Courtesy of Bella Spurrier hide caption

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The Salt

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.

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Men, African-Americans, Hispanics and less educated young people are particularly likely to live with their parents. But across all demographics, more and more people are living with Mom and Dad, Pew found. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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For First Time In 130 Years, More Young Adults Live With Parents Than Partners

Living with Mom and/or Dad is more popular than any other form of living arrangement among Americans ages 18-34, the Pew Research Center says.

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Commentary

Irked By The Way Millennials Speak? 'I Feel Like' It's Time To Loosen Up

Fresh Air

While some of his colleagues have criticized the current trend of starting sentences with the phrase, "I feel like," linguist Geoff Nunberg says it's just a case of generational misunderstanding.

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