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The Salt
3:27 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

Cows rotate in the milking parlor at Fair Oaks Farms, a large-scale dairy and tourist attraction, near Rensselaer, Ind.
Dan Charles NPR

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 11:49 am

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced that it was going into the milk business. Not just any milk, mind you: nutritious, reformulated supermilk.

It also invited ridicule. "It's like they got Frankenstein to lactate," scoffed Stephen Colbert on his show. "If this product doesn't work out, they can always re-introduce Milk Classic."

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Around the Nation
3:26 am
Thu December 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

The city of Pittsburgh is hoping that drawing more skilled immigrants will give it an entrepreneurial boost.
Gene J. Puskar AP

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 3:54 pm

When Ammar Nsaif was 8, in Iraq, he often thought about his future wife and kids, about the car and house and business he'd own. As an adult, he became an electrical engineer and made his 8-year-old self proud.

"Before the war, I did many things," Nsaif says. "My cousins, my friends, my neighbors, they know Ammar. He's working, making business. I did very well."

But he lost everything when he fled Bagdad suddenly, in 2006. Nsaif, 39, says he received a death threat from terrorists over his work with an American company. They already had killed one of his older brothers.

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The Two-Way
5:48 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

Stringy particles of Ebola virus (blue) bud from a chronically infected cell (yellow-green) in this colorized, scanning electron micrograph.
NIAID Science Source

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 1:54 pm

Federal health officials are investigating an incident involving the mishandling of the Ebola virus at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's headquarters in Atlanta.

The incident involved the material used in an experiment with the Ebola virus, the CDC said in a statement released late Wednesday. The material was accidentally moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab on Monday. As a result, there's a possibility that one lab technician may have been exposed to the virus. That person will be monitored for 21 days for any symptoms.

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Shots - Health News
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Donna Giron wheels through the halls of the nursing home she's lived in since May. Finding an affordable home of her own has been difficult.
Sarah Jane Tribble WCPN

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:24 pm

Donna Giron is frail. She has Crohn's disease and uses a wheelchair to get around because walking exhausts her.

But she doesn't want to be in the nursing home where she has lived since May.

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Around the Nation
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Choir Attracts Singers From LA's Skid Row

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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Politics
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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Around the Nation
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Protests Return To St. Louis Area With New Shooting

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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Politics
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Nevada Congressman's Loss Exposed Raw Nerve In Democratic Caucus

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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Politics
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

With New Congress, Will Obama Work Differently?

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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Around the Nation
4:42 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

'Greening' Squeezes Florida's Citrus Industry

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 5:09 pm

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