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Drummond: A bogus demon defense in Michael Brown killing

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's aggressive actions escalated the confrontation with Michael Brown leading to the teen's tragic shooting 
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Animal rights activists lose bid for tighter Rowell Ranch Rodeo rules

Activists had sought an end to wild cow milking, along with mutton busting, goat tying and electric prods at the rodeo, but Hayward park district directors turned down the request. 
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High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats

The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.