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What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:31pm

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour. Yet the inmates themselves aren't complaining.

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Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:25pm

A joint operation by the department, the FBI and international law enforcement has shut down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the world's largest anonymous marketplaces for illicit drugs and goods.

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Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal' OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:02pm

There's still much to do before getting formal approval, the entrepreneur adds. Hyperloop has the goal of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment.

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The Side Effect Of That New Malaria Drug? American Jobs

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:16am

The Trump administration wants to cut the U.S. global health budget. A new study puts a different spin on the spending.

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What To Expect When The Biggest Oil Company In The World Goes Public

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, is owned by the Saudi government. And it's set to go public in the coming year.

As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:00am

Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania is deep coal country. For years, it's been looking to remake itself. Wind energy and health care may be its future — if it can attract qualified workers.

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Congress Struggles To Keep Up With Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

Cars that drive themselves are a thing of the not-so-distant future. But Congress is having a hard time keeping up regulations to go with the technological change.

White House Trade Council Director Touts 'Made In America' Week

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, about the Trump administration's "Made in America" week.

BBC Salaries Ignite Debate Over Appropriate Pay, Gender Equity

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:35pm

The BBC released on-air salaries for the first time, at the British government's behest. The top seven salaries all go to men. The highest pay: more than $2.8 million for a radio host.

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29am

Last month, President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000.

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U.K. Bans Credit Card Surcharges, Calling Them A 'Rip-Off'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:32am

In the U.S., at least 11 states currently forbid retailers from adding surcharges to credit card transactions. Several also allow discounts for customers paying via cash rather than plastic.

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Musk's Warning Sparks Call For Regulating Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:01am

Elon Musk is warning that artificial intelligence is a "fundamental existential risk for human civilization." Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is looking into how states can respond.

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:18am

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

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Here's What's In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.

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With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:05am

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtere d experience.

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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:48pm

Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

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Chipotle Stocks Dip After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:31pm

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:39pm

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

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As Production Ramps Up, Alaska Prepares To House F-35 Fighter Jets

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

The F-35 aircraft is advertised as the best fighter jet ever. It's also the most expensive. The contractor for the plane is ramping up production of the aircraft and that means they'll have to be based somewhere. In Alaska, preparations are underway to house the jets, which will bring the state both money and jobs.

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Outlines What GOP Failure Means For Health Care

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak about what the collapse of the Better Care Reconciliation Act means for Tennessee.

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