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Beyond Brothels: Farms And Fisheries Are Frontier Of Human Trafficking

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:19pm

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.

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As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:53pm

A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.

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Twitter Takes Down Unoriginal Jokes, But All Of Yours Are Probably Safe

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:32am

A freelance writer got the company to take down several unauthorized uses of her humor by what she says are robot accounts, but legal scholars say proving copyright on jokes is difficult.

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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:03am

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.

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New York's LaGuardia Airport To Get Much-Needed Overhaul

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced the plan to replace LaGuardia airport with a new terminal, at a projected cost of $4 billion. Construction is expected to begin next year.

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China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

China's stock market continues to fall on the heels of a big drop in June. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management, about China's stock market woes.

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Automakers Still Trying To Get Infotainment Systems Right

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:13am

Carmakers want desperately to provide drivers with more entertainment and information, while motorists keep their eyes on the road. Advances in voice recognition could help them do so.

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:06am

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 4:05am

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:33am

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:05pm

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.

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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:46pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:09pm

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.

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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:22pm

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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China's Stock Market Suffers Largest Drop In 8 Years

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

China's main stock index, the Shanghai Composite Index, fell 8.5 percent Monday in the biggest percentage drop in eight years. The Chinese market had been making a comeback from a serious sell-off earlier this summer, but now much of that gain has been lost.

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Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The company will pay up to $105 million in fines for failing to fix recalled vehicles in a timely manner. The automaker also agreed to pay top trade-in value for many cars that were subject to recall.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:01am

A severe flaw in Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, would let hackers take over with just a text message.

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Feds Levy Record $105 Million Fine Against Fiat Chrysler For Safety Issues

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

Federal regulators said the company failed to complete numerous safety recalls on more than 11 million vehicles. Fiat Chrysler released a brief statement on Sunday accepting the consequences.

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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:31am

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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