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SpaceX Announces Plans To Send Two Customers To The Moon

2 hours 8 min ago

It would be the first time humans have traveled beyond low-Earth orbit since the days of Apollo. The mission would be manned and financed by two private, anonymous customers.

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Rexnord Finalizes Plans To Move Indianapolis Jobs To Mexico

3 hours 43 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Feltner, a machinist at the Rexnord plant in Indianapolis, which is moving operations to Mexico. President Trump took credit for preventing a Carrier plant, which is one mile away from the Rexnord plant, from moving some jobs to Mexico.

Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

3 hours 52 min ago

The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.

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Minus The U.S., Asian Economic Powers Meet To Form Trade Deal

11 hours 29 min ago

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, seen as China's response to the rival TPP, has benefited from a shift in American politics.

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

15 hours 21 min ago

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.

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For Basketball Player Quinn Cook, A Big Step Closer To The Dream

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:12pm

It's the first regular season call up to the NBA for the 23-year-old point guard. For the past season and-a-half, he's been playing in the D-League — pro basketball's minor league.

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Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 12:18pm

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.

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Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:03am

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

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Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:33am

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 5:03am

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

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Episode 756: The Bees Go To California

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:17pm

Early every year, 30 billion bees make their way across the country to California's Central Valley. Here's why.

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FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:28pm

The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.

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Manufacturing CEOs Face Challenges Training Workers In High-Tech Jobs

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:34pm

At a meeting with President Trump Thursday, manufacturing CEOs talked about the challenge of finding workers qualified to do the high-tech jobs that are available. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, about what's wrong with existing training programs for manufacturing jobs.

Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:38am

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."

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Trump Meets With Manufacturers

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:02am

CEOs from large manufacturing companies were at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to create jobs. Steve Inskeep speaks with Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers.

PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:53pm

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Private Prisons Back In Mix For Federal Inmates As Sessions Rescinds Order

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:38pm

In dropping the Obama-era order to phase out private prisons, Sessions writes that a return to earlier methods allows the flexibility "to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system."

Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 5:35pm

More than 300 eminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.

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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:26pm

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.

Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump... Maybe

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:45pm

In just a few days, two different polls give two different answers to the same question: Do you trust Trump or the news media more? One lesson here is don't trust any single poll too much.

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