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US Internet speeds lag their international peers, but some cities are taking action

The old saying used to be, “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” Today’s version might be, “What’s good for Comcast is good for the country.” Well, as many people are now discovering, what’s good for Comcast — or AT&T, or Verizon — kind of sucks for the rest of us.

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EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.

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The culture of 9-11

The images and tales of 9/11 are absorbed into mainstream culture. Jeff Melnick, professor of American studies at Babson College has studied the process. He put some of those thoughts into a book, called 9-11 Culture. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman.