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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.

Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Tim West's grandfather was an executive for Frito-Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with a restaurant serving tempeh and quinoa.

Ukraine Forces Near Rebel City As Russia Escalates Border Exercises

Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists a charge Moscow denies.

Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Also: The queen of England's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.

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