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Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 4:56pm

The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:00am

That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:16pm

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on overhauling health care.

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Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders that are closely following the health care political circus are health insurance companies around the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Professor Sabrina Corlette of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University about what she has heard from the health care industry.

Beer Brewers Test A Taboo, Recyling Water After It Was Used In Homes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:59pm

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."

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Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:43am

Americans may see themselves working past retirement age, but to do that, they may face obstacles getting hired. New research shows that can be harder when you're older.

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Insurance Companies Could Profit From Fewer Customers Under GOP Plan

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:16am

As House Republicans and the White House try reach a deal on a plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, much of the insurance industry likes what it's seeing.

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:01am

House Republicans altered their health care bill to let states decide what coverage is required. That would make it harder to buy coverage for childbirth or chronic illness, analysts say.

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The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:20am

New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, the sole woman on its board, Arianna Huffington, is emerging as chief of culture change.

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GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:00am

House Speaker Paul Ryan supports a bill that would allow "association health plans" to be sold nationally to small businesses. But critics say such plans tend to be skimpy and not well-regulated.

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State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:52pm

The decision, confirmed to NPR by a U.S. official, will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision by then-President Barack Obama to reject the project.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:10pm

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

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Financial Woes Place Future Of Sears In Doubt

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Business Insider reporter Hayley Peterson about the state of Sears. The company's owner told shareholders Tuesday there is substantial doubt the retailer will survive.

U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:25pm

The rules would require Internet providers to tell consumers what data they collect and get consent before selling. Republicans said ISPs were facing stricter regulations than companies like Google.

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:02am

Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.

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Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:01am

Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. — and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

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Jersey City Debates Kushner Family Tax Breaks

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Demonstrators at a Jersey City, N.J. city council meeting demanded that council members commit to not giving a tax break for a large development planned by the Kushner family real estate company.

Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:25pm

Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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