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Thu October 13, 2011
Planet Money

Does Anyone Still Use These?

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 8:30 am

Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

When is the last time you used a pay phone? The last time I can recall was about 15 years ago when I used the pay phone at the local library to call for a ride home.

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Thu October 13, 2011
The Salt

A Legal Loophole For Raw Milk Lovers: Call It 'Pet Food'

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 pm

"Not for human consumption?" Sources tell us this raw milk yogurt was delicious.

Richard Knox NPR

Food fresh from the farm is undeniably appealing. Raw milk enthusiasts take it one step further: They like their milk fresh from the cow — skipping pasteurization.

But it's illegal to sell raw milk in stores in most U.S. states, and fans have been known to go to great lengths to buy dairy in its purest form. Last year, we told you about one Maryland mom who regularly drives almost two hours to a farm in Pennsylvania to buy unpasteurized milk for her family — paying $5 to $7 per gallon.

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Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Human Rights Groups Ask Canada To Arrest President George W. Bush

Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.

Hillery Smith Garrison AP

Ahead of an appearance at an economic summit in British Columbia, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on Canada to "arrest and prosecute" former President George W. Bush.

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Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Plot Was 'Directed By Individuals In The Iranian Government,' Obama Says

"What we know is that an individual of Iranian-American descent was involved in a plot to assassinate the ambassador to the United States from Saudi Arabia, and we also know that he had direct links, was paid by and directed by individuals in the Iranian government," President Obama just said.

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Thu October 13, 2011

Land Rush In Eastern Ohio A Boon For The Economy

Originally published on Fri October 14, 2011 5:28 pm

T.J. Turner stands in his yard in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on May 27 near a sign protesting the practice of fracking, a process used to extract oil or natural gas from hard rock formations. Turner was approached by a salesman for an energy exploration company to lease rights for drilling on his property.

Jay LaPrete AP

The latest hot spot for oil and natural gas is in eastern Ohio.

Some analysts say energy companies haven't been this interested in the Buckeye State since John D. Rockefeller opened Standard Oil in Cleveland in the late 19th century.

Now there's a land rush for drilling rights in what is called the Utica Shale.

Chasing Leasing Rights

Columbiana County Recorder Craig Brown has little privacy at his desk. His offices are packed with workers preparing oil and gas leases and researching the mineral rights of local homeowners.

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