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Politics

Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Nov 29, 2016
Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.
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Shots - Health News

Patients Increasingly Influence The Direction Of Medical Research

Nov 28, 2016
Medical researchers are no longer ignoring the people who have the most to gain — or lose. But as patient advocates become more influential, they risk being co-opted by the biomedical industry.
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Around the Nation

Upstream From Standing Rock, Tribes Balance Benefits, Risks Of Oil Industry

Nov 24, 2016
Hours from Standing Rock, N.D., is another reservation, in the the Bakken oilfield's sweet spot. Drilling has brought in millions of dollars, but the tribes have environmental worries, too.
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All Tech Considered

From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

Nov 17, 2016
The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.
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Business

Donald Trump's Businesses Pose New Conflict Of Interest Questions

Nov 10, 2016
One issue is what to do with all the businesses he owns. Other newly elected presidents have placed investments in a blind trust, but Trump's business empire is on a completely different scale.
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Parallels

Shocked By Trump Win, Brits See Brexit Parallels And Commiserate

Nov 09, 2016
"It's overwhelming for me to see the huge amount of disenfranchised people who feel the government has failed them," said one government worker who watched results roll in at the U.S. Embassy.
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Law

Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

Nov 08, 2016
Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.
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Law

One Arizona Group Goes To Court For The Disabled — More Than 1,500 Times

Nov 04, 2016
An advocacy group in Arizona is creating controversy by tackling enforcement of the law on its own. But the growing number of lawsuits recently led Arizona's attorney general to intervene.
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Parallels

In Pakistan, Illegal Kidney Trade Flourishes As Victims Await Justice

Nov 03, 2016
Sophisticated criminals prey on the poor, luring them with false promises of lucrative jobs before depriving them of their organs. The "kidney mafias" benefit from powerful political connections.
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Shots - Health News

Lack Of Child Care Rating Systems Leaves Parents In A Bind

Nov 01, 2016
About 20 states are in the process of creating a system for rating child care providers. But it's hard to decide which standards best measure quality and which are most useful to parents.
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Economy

Why The Fed Keeps A Close Eye On Consumer Prices

Oct 31, 2016
The Federal Reserve targets an inflation rate of 2 percent. Why 2 percent? And how close are we to the target?
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Around the Nation

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Oct 27, 2016
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."
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Business

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Oct 26, 2016
Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.
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The Salt

California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

Oct 19, 2016
The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.
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All Tech Considered

In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

Oct 18, 2016
In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.
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Around the Nation

Modern Model Airplanes Blend Art, Aviation And Grown-Up Toys

Oct 17, 2016
Model airplanes have come a long way from the days when they whirred around on a string. Now, remote-controlled airplanes are often works of art the size of golf carts performing acrobatic tumbles.
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Parallels

When Kleptocrats Bring Money Into The U.S., There's Now A Plan To Seize It

Oct 13, 2016
Yachts, mansions, artwork and more, all bought with money allegedly stolen by Malaysian officials. It's the largest case to date for a Justice Department unit that investigates alleged kleptocrats.
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Business

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Oct 04, 2016
Wells Fargo workers blame a toxic high-pressure sales culture for pushing some workers to engage in deceptive practices — even in the bank branch at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.
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The Salt

FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

Oct 03, 2016
Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.
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Parallels

A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

Sep 30, 2016
Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.
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A Nation Engaged: Sparking Conversations That Matter

A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Sep 22, 2016
What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.
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A Nation Engaged

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Sep 19, 2016
As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.
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Around the Nation

A Piece Of The Past, A Price In The Present: Paying For The Erie Canal

Sep 16, 2016
The Erie Canal was once one of the country's most important trade routes. Some are questioning whether this historical relic is still worth the tens of millions of dollars needed to maintain it.
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Business

Advice For Dealing With Workplace Retaliation: Save Those Nasty Emails

Sep 14, 2016
The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.
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The Salt

Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

Sep 01, 2016
Small firms are popping up in the rural Midwest that buy old barns to feed remodelers' demand for weathered wood. As more historic barns come down, is the iconic American rural landscape fading away?

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