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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries
The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.
Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts
Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.
Honolulu Police Chief's Ban On Visible Tattoos Sparks Criticism
Native Hawaiians on the police force have criticized the ban. Many say tattoos are part of their cultural heritage and should remain in plain sight.
Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children
Indigenous children from Guatemala who arrive at the border speaking little or no Spanish present complications to officials and attorneys who are better primed to serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.
'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply
One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much
For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.
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