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$200,000 in state funds spent on PR for beer festival

The small craft brewing industry is thriving, but state support for the burgeoning alcohol sector doesn't sit well with everyone. Download Audio

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Swiss School Board Upholds Handshake Policy, Despite Religious Objections

Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.

6-Year-Old May Be Out Of Spelling Bee, But This Kid Is A Winner

Akash Vukoti was the youngest contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He didn't go all the way this time, but we've got our eye on him.

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.

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