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Inside the GOP’s tense fallout with the big business lobby

What started as a polite discussion about small business soon turned into a heated confrontation between unusual opponents — Republican members of the House and their party’s old friends at the US Chamber of Commerce. Republican lawmakers were blunt with the Chamber’s lobbyist, Tom Sullivan, calling him on the carpet about the organization’s decision to…MORE

Hester Ford, the oldest living American, has died

Hester Ford, a North Carolina woman who was recognized as the oldest living American, died peacefully on Saturday in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, her great-granddaughter Tanisha Patterson-Powe confirmed. Ford was at least 115 years and 245 days old at the time of her death, according to the Gerontology Research Group, who verified her…MORE

Why Temple Grandin wants your kids to go outside

Before she became a famous scientist and inventor, Temple Grandin was a kid who liked to play outside. “I absolutely loved flying kites,” she said. “We would just make up our own games — go sit in the field and make daisy chains.” All that undirected, childhood play, Grandin believes, amounted to more than goofing…MORE