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Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking ‘Mission Blue’

This undated image released by Netflix shows Dr. Sylvia Earle in a scene from the Netflix documentary “Mission Blue.” Directed by Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon, the film profiles oceanographer Sylvia Earle and her effort to help protect the world's seas. (AP Photo/Netflix)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.

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Study questions need for most people to cut salt

This May 14, 2013 file photo shows salt shakers at a restaurant in Alexandria, Va. A large international study challenges the advice for most people to cut back on salt. Unless they have high blood pressure, the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health, and too little may be as bad as too much, the study suggests. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

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Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.

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