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After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder
Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.
Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, spent six years researching America's nuclear weapons. In Command and Control, he details explosions, false attack alerts and accidentally dropped bombs.
At 74, Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver Is Still An Outlier
Billie Joe Shaver has just released his first new studio album in six years, called Long in the Tooth.
Sweden's Really Old Eel Dies
The 155-year-old eel died at home, in a well in the small fishing village where he'd been living since 1859.
Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome
Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
BuzzFeed Receives $50 Million Investment
BuzzFeed is expected to use the funds from a venture capital firm to add a number of new content sections and expand news coverage. Earlier, Disney was interested in purchasing BuzzFeed.
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