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Politics

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Politics

This Native American activist was kicked out of the Senate for singing thanks

"Goosebumps crawled up my arms and I thought to myself, SING! Sing you fool!" says Greg Grey Cloud, the Sioux whose song made Elizabeth Warren grimace.

Food

In Oregon, GMO labeling lost by 800 votes. Now it’s getting a recount

Corrected ballots tightened the race enough to trigger an automatic recount, so the initiative gets another lease on life.

Don't treadmill on me

Watch this turkey run away from Thanksgiving in slow motion

Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be America's national bird -- if he'd had this amazing video on his side, he might have won.

Living

7 tips for averting family disaster at the holiday dinner table

For this year’s holidays and beyond, you may never have to have a political argument with a family member again.

Food

Giving thanks for our messy food system — and for the chance to fix it

Changing how we farm and eat is always going to be hard -- but there are some principles everyone, regardless of political leaning, can embrace.

Food

Have a guilt-free Thanksgiving with these tips and recipes

It's time to loosen your belt and dig in.

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