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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

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Left to right: George Fermon (standing), Benjamin F. Fermon (seated, author's grandfather; father of children pictured), Jessie Fermon (standing, back row), Benjamin "Bizzy" Fermon (front row, white romper), Harold Fermon, (grey knee-britches suit), Jessie Amy Anderson Fermon (seated, author's grandmother; mother of children), Frances Fermon, (on Jessie Amy's lap) Gladys Fermon (standing) Courtesy of Amy Alexander/Author hide caption

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Erik Brynjolfsson: In A Race With Machines, Can We Keep Up?

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Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

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Maurice Conti: Can Machines Think And Feel For Themselves?

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Jeremy Howard: Will Artificial Intelligence Be The Last Human Invention?

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A student uses notecards to learn facts about American government during a class at the public library in Brush, Colo. Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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The Power Of Television Advertising Walkouts

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Boiled octopus, a recipe for "reliably tender, flavorful octopus that can be used as it is, or as a basis for fried or grilled octopus dishes," write Richard Horsey and Tim Wharton in Ugly Food. "Octopus is also totally sustainable, very economical and incredibly versatile — the various methods of preparation and cooking lend it subtly different flavors," says Wharton. Couresty of Tanya Ghosh hide caption

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A statue of former Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin stands guard outside the Treasury Building in Washington. Trump's campaign plans for a total overhaul of the U.S. tax code — while maintaining the revenues flowing into the federal government — may have missed their chance in Congress. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

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The family-owned Wholesum Harvest had to meet a checklist of more than 300 standards — including many worker protections — to become the first American farm certified by Fair Trade USA. Workers at its Nogales, Ariz., tomato farm recently received a check for more than $30,000 — workers will collectively decide how to spend it. Courtesy of Wholesum Harvest hide caption

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On Tax Day, An Economist Outlines How The Payroll Tax Works

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Protesters take part in the Tax March in New York on April 15 calling on President Trump to release his tax returns. Kena Bentacur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Trump's Taxes Would Not Show About His Finances

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Vice President Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso leave the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Pence said the U.S. and Japan had launched talks that could eventually result in a bilateral trade deal between the two economies. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

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News Brief: Trump Executive Order, Pence In Japan, Sears In Trouble

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Chef Jeremy Fox's inventive dish: double-chucked spring peas sprinkled with white chocolate and roasted macadamia nuts. It's served with a bit of pea broth poured on the side, "to retain the crunch." Each pea is shucked, blanched and squeezed to get the halves out. It's a labor preparation that he serves only on special occasions, like Valentine's day. Oriana Koren for NPR hide caption

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'Vegetable Whisperer' Chef Plants The Seeds Of His Own Reinvention

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Kevin Butt, Toyota's regional environmental sustainability director, at a facility that uses methane to generate clean electricity to help run Toyota's auto plant in central Kentucky. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

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There are signs that fewer immigrants in the U.S. illegally are filing taxes than in previous years. Ronnie Kaufman/Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Filings Seen Dipping Amid Trump Crackdown On Illegal Immigration

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