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• UK retailer Tesco said yesterday that it is launching a new service that will allow customers to make inexpensive local and long distance phone calls using broadband Internet service rather than traditional phone landlines.

• The Chicago Tribune reports on an apparent discrepancy in dietary recommendations made by the federal government. While the Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests that swordfish is among the best sources of protein and that tuna is also a beneficial food to eat, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that both have too much mercury to eat often.
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