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Republicans make gains in top senate races, 7 officers shot, pimples could be good for your grades and more

• Oct 4, 2018 at 9:34 AM

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QUARTZ: If farms are to survive, we need to think about them as tech companies

The World Resources Institute suggests we will need to double our food production by 2050 to feed nearly 10 billion people. In order to boost yield, we need to systematically improve the entire grow process and maximize the potential of every plant.

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FOX NEWS: Poll: Republicans make gains in top Senate races

A new round of Fox News battleground polls shows a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate. The GOP candidates are helped by increased interest in the election among Republicans and pro-Donald Trump sentiment.

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BUZZFEED: 7 officers shot, 1 killed, serving search warrant in South Carolina

Florence County Sheriff's Office Maj. Michael Nunn said deputies were attempting to serve a search warrant at a home in the Vintage Place subdivision in Florence at about 4 p.m. when a suspect opened fire.

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VOX: Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse.

Climate change will never cause a single event. But there’s more and more compelling scientific evidence that global warming is providing already-strong storms like Florence with even more fuel, which in turn can lead to more damage and destruction on land.

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ONE COOL THING: Pimples could be good for your grades

High-school students with acne tend to have higher GPAs and are more likely to finish college, according to a new study.

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