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As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:00am

The pioneers of organic farming are starting to retire. While some are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

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Your Shareable Google Maps Lists May Be Really Interesting To Advertisers

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:01am

A new feature allows users to create lists of places and share them with friends. Is Google Maps trying to become a social network or to collect more information about its users? Maybe both.

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GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 5:43am

Some Republicans in Congress say they could partly fix the federal health law by again separating people who buy insurance into two categories — sick and healthy. Critics say it won't save money.

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Seminole Patchwork: Admiration And Appropriation

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 5:01am

Native American symbols have long caught the eye of non-Native fashion designers. But when it comes to Seminole patchwork designs, where is the line between inspiration and appropriation?

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Episode 755: The Phone At The End Of The World

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:47pm

A charismatic populist president wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. She told companies, 'if you want to sell your stuff here, you have to build it here.' This is what happened.

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Trump's Sons Heading To Dubai As Business Interests Continue To Expand Overseas

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:52pm

The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection.

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Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:47pm

The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.

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Watch Live: Trump Speaks At Boeing Plant In South Carolina

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00pm

President Trump's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing.

When A Politician Says 'Fake News' And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:36am

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.

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Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:51am

The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.

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Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:17am

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.

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Samsung's Acting Chief Arrested In South Korea's Deepening Corruption Probe

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:38am

Jay Y. Lee, vice president of Samsung, has been taken in on charges of bribery and embezzlement. He's been a central figure in a corruption scandal that brought President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.

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The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:01am

Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.

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How Fancy Cheese May Save Some Small-Scale Dairies

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:00am

Because of unstable milk prices, small-diary owners are also selling artisanal cheeses to help them stay afloat. The idea is catching on — in Iowa, the number of on-farm cheesemakers has doubled.

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Using The Blockchain To Change Prisons

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.

Boeing CEO Reportedly Listened In On Trump's F-35 Calls With Lockheed

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Bloomberg reporter Anthony Capaccio about Trump's calls to the general responsible for the Lockheed fighter jet program, with the Boeing CEO reportedly listening in.

Trump Chooses R. Alexander Acosta As New Labor Nominee

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump announced a new nominee to run the Labor Department on Thursday. R. Alexander Acosta is a law school dean and former U.S. attorney in southern Florida. He's also been a member of the National Labor Relations Bureau.

Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

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China Grants Trump A Valuable Trademark Registration

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:17pm

For years, President Trump has been seeking to expand his trademark registrations in China. This week, he won a case. But ethics experts say that raises questions about conflict of interest.

Washington State Court Rules Florist Broke The Law By Refusing To Serve Gay Couple

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:53pm

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a florist broke a state anti-discrimination law when she refused to provide flowers for a wedding between two men.

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