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How immigrants shaped the Iron Range

In 1885, there were fewer than five thousand people living on the Iron Range. By 1920, the population exceeded a hundred thousand.

What’s really at stake in the Chinese economic turmoil

Chinese leaders know they need economic reform; they just don’t want to pay the democratic price that comes with it.

What's behind Comcast's 'free' upgrade of its Internet service speed?

What's behind Comcast's free Internet service upgrade?

Given the competition, it seems reasonable to see this week's move by Comcast as part of a strategy to retain customers prior to an all­out price war over superfast speeds. 

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New grape breeds reduce the chill for northern U.S. vineyards
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New grape breeds reduce the chill for northern U.S. vineyards

The Northern Grapes Project is trying to grow wine grapes where summers are short and winters brutal. Scientists who are breeding the grapes say the wine is improving every year.