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Crude Oil Begins To Flow Through Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:23pm

"Just because the oil is flowing now doesn't mean that it can't be stopped," said Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II. Tribes and environmental groups have fought against the pipeline.

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Mars Incorporated Criticizes Trump's Decision To Leave Paris Climate Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:12pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Andy Pharoah, vice president for corporate affairs at Mars Incorporated, about why the company is such an avid backer of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Maduro Opponents Denounce Goldman Sachs' Purchase Of Venezuelan Bonds

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are accusing Goldman Sachs of propping up the Maduro government with its recent purchase of Venezuelan bonds. Goldman bought the bonds at a steep discount and stands to make a lot of money if the country stabilizes. But it's not clear the money Venezuela received will ease food and medicine shortages.

Montana Town Exemplifies Coal Country's Uncertain Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:44pm

The Trump administration has declared an end to the "war on coal," but Colstrip, Mont., is still feeling besieged. The town is a good example of how complicated the future is for coal country.

In $43 Million Settlement, Spotify Forced To Confront A Persistent Problem

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:02pm

The streaming service settled a class action lawsuit filed by songwriters who accused Spotify of using their work without a license.

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Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:54am

President Trump followed through on his campaign-trail vow to exit the historic international agreement. But he said the U.S. would begin negotiations to possibly re-enter the pact or a similar deal.

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How New Roots Are Driving An Apple Renaissance

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:00am

The apple renaissance of recent years has given us new varieties of fruit. But that's only half of the story, and half of the tree. Another revolution is happening below ground, in the tree roots.

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HUD To Begin Relocating Families From Public Housing In Cairo, Ill.

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:38am

Cairo used to be a thriving river port and manufacturing hub. Now it's one of the fastest depopulating towns in rural America. The latest blow: Its two large public housing projects are shutting down.

Will Trump Pull Out Of The Climate Deal? He Promised His Base He Would

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:38am

An announcement will be made Thursday afternoon. White House sources have said he will pull out of the deal — joining Nicaragua and Syria as the world's only countries not involved.

A Venture Capitalist On The Paris Climate Deal

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks with Alan Salzman, the CEO and co-founder of VantagePoint Capital Partners, about President Trump and the Paris climate agreement. Salzman's firm has invested in renewable energy.

Already Under Pressure, Ivanka Trump's Brand Faces A New Challenge

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:00am

The disappearance of three activists at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka's products is the kind of scandal companies like to avoid.

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Amazon Offers Refunds for Children's Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:35pm

The Federal Trade Commission sued the retail giant over charges incurred by kids using apps. Both sides dropped their appeals so the refunds could begin.

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Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For 'Fueling Opioid Epidemic'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:53pm

The state's attorney general filed the lawsuit Wednesday, alleging fraudulent marketing. "They knew they were wrong," Mike DeWine says, "but they did it anyway — and they continue to do it."

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Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:05pm

Leon Watts of Los Angeles has seen his clients' needs change as they've aged. He decided he could do even more for them if he got a master's degree in gerontology.

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Jury Selection Begins In South Dakota 'Pink Slime' Defamation Lawsuit

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to University of Minnesota media law professor Jane Kirtley about the legal implications of the "pink slime" case in South Dakota, which begins jury selection Wednesday.

Chinese Labor Conditions Threaten Value Of Ivanka Trump's Brand

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

Brand experts discuss whether news about labor conditions in China could have an impact on the value of Ivanka Trump's brands in the U.S.

'Pink Slime' Trial Begins, But It's The News Media Under The Microscope

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

The icky name refers to cow trimmings added to ground beef to lower its fat content. In 2012 ABC News revealed the practice. Now a beef company's defamation suit for those reports is finally in court.

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Shareholders Push Exxon To Disclose Business Impact Of Fighting Climate Change

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:31pm

In a victory for environmental activists, investors have passed a non-binding proposal calling for Exxon Mobil to publicly examine how efforts to cut greenhouse gases would affect its bottom line.

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Chinese Activists Detained After Investigating Factory Making Ivanka Trump Shoes

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:32pm

Two Chinese labor activists are missing, presumed to be detained by police. Another has been arrested. They were working undercover to document alleged labor abuses.

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Total Failure: The World's Worst Video Game

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:30am

In the late summer of 1982, one man worked around the clock to program the video game version of Steven Spielberg's E.T. in just five weeks. The result wasn't pretty.

(Image credit: Isabel Seliger for NPR)

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