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Unlike most dairy cows in America, which are descended from just two bulls, this cow at Pennsylvania State University has a different ancestor: She is the daughter of a bull that lived decades ago, called University of Minnesota Cuthbert. The bull's frozen semen was preserved by the U.S. Agriculture Department. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

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Companies are increasingly concerned about how Earth's changing climate might affect their businesses, such as crop failures from drought, heat and storms. Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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As The Climate Warms, Companies Scramble To Calculate The Risk To Their Profits

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Actor Roger Moore, who played secret agent James Bond in the '70s and '80s, holds a martini. A new book written by a former CIA officer details how restaurants and cafes "are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage." AP hide caption

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Instead Of Charging Per Drink, This St. Louis Bar Is Charging By The Hour

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A vineyard in Tarija, Bolivia, the center of the country's wine industry. A growing number of wineries here are improving their techniques, ramping up production and starting to export, as global interest in Bolivia's award-winning wines grows. Insights/Universal Images Group/Getty Images hide caption

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When Life Gives You Avocados, Make Guacamole?

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Idaho Farmers Worry Early Cold Could Ruin Potato Harvest

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More cities are passing legislation to ban the construction of drive-through windows in an attempt to curb emissions, reduce litter and improve pedestrian safety. The bans are also sometimes touted as a way to help fight obesity, but past studies suggest they don't have that effect. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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A $600,000 Bag Of Drugs Found In South Carolina

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Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health. Claudia Totir/Getty Images hide caption

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A new rule proposed by the Labor Department would allow employers to require waitstaff and others to share their tips with kitchen staff. But labor advocates say it could allow bosses to take advantage of their workers. studiocasper/Getty Images hide caption

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When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession

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