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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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Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:27pm

Every winter people flock to the frigid lakes of Canada and the northern U.S.A. to ice fish. According to a new study, thislow and seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

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Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:54am

There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.

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Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:18am

For many Asian-Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.

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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:00am

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

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Auto Workers' Union To Launch 'Buy American' Campaign

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The leader of the United Auto Workers, the car workers' union, is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.

Episode 654: When The Boats Arrive

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:26pm

In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida's economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?

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Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 3:28pm

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

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