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A biochemist in Texas discovered that the nutrient value of many common garden crops (mostly vegetables but also fruits such as melons and strawberries) has declined over the last fifty years as a result of modern agricultural practices.

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The limited edition Nike Air Max 97s, white sneakers that have holy water from the Jordan River in their soles and have frankincense-scented insoles, sold out in minutes.

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