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Judge Weighs Newtown Families' Lawsuit Against AR-15 Maker

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:28pm

A judge is considering whether a suit filed by family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims can proceed. The plaintiffs argue that the rifle should not have been sold to civilians.

Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:56pm

The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.

Beijing Says Apple's iPhone 6 Violates Chinese Design Patent

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:11pm

Beijing's intellectual property authorities have ruled that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus too closely resemble a smartphone by the Chinese company Shenzhen Baili.

U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Good Compared With Sluggish Europe, Asia

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 7:00am

The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers. But the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.

These Graduates Beat The Odds, Now They Need A Job

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 6:00am

What's the key to helping a child born in poverty make it to the middle class? Some say it's good preschool, others say a college diploma. For one advocate, the time to help is at the end of college.

Game Developers Try Hard To Appeal To Professional Competitors

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

They may not be lifting weights to get in shape, but eSports players train hard. And they're competing hard at this year's E3 conference for video gamers in Los Angeles. Top prize is $10,000.

Investigators Hope Voice Recorder Will Give Clues To EgyptAir Crash

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

EgyptAir flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean last month while traveling from Paris to Cairo — killing all 66 people on board. The cockpit audio recorder has been recovered.

A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:38am

What happens when a billionaire businessman and politician teams up with a moms-against-gun-violence group with millions of supporters?

Invisibilia Season 2: Changing Social Norms Could Save Your Life

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:38am

When McDonald's came to the Soviet Union in 1990, it insisted that workers smile. That didn't come easy. But customers grew to like it — and workers did, too. What happens when you change a norm?

'Shakespearean Drama' At Viacom As 5 Board Members Are Ousted

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 6:58pm

Media mogul Sumner Redstone, 93, has moved to replace five board members of Viacom Inc., including the chairman and CEO whom he has considered a surrogate son.

In Viacom Shakeup, Sumner Redstone Replaces 5 Board Members

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:33pm

On Thursday, Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc., moved to seize control of Viacom from its chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman. Dauman and four other directors were removed from Viacom's board and replaced with prominent corporate figures.

When Dirty Money Becomes Luxury Real Estate

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR follows the trail of a big bribe on the other side of the world until it reaches an unassuming apartment in Manhattan. This offers a glimpse into how money laundering works and why it is especially hard to unravel when dirty money becomes luxury real estate.

How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:33pm

Canada, despite its cold weather, ships more fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to the U.S. than we send the other way. How? With the continent's largest cluster of greenhouses.

'Locally Laid': A Humorous Memoir To Cure You Of Farming Fantasies

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:00am

When Jason Amundsen told his wife he was quitting his job to raise pasture-raised eggs, she was less than amused. Readers, however, will chuckle at the story of their tragicomic path to success.

What A 'Goodnight Moon' Spinoff Tells Us About Copyright Law

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Our reporter wanted to write a prequel to Goodnight Moon. He ended up on the phone with lawyers.

Private Equity Firm Buys 'Ebony' And 'Jet' Magazines

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Ebony and Jet were once recognized worldwide as chroniclers of the black American experience — especially black achievement. Johnson Publishing is selling the magazines to black venture capitalists.

Trump Favors Returning To The Gold Standard, Few Economists Agree

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Returning to the gold standard is an idea that's popular with a small segment of voters — many of them Republicans. Donald Trump thinks gold may be the answer to what ails the U.S. economy.

Chicago Archdiocese To Offer Paid Family Leave

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.

For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:00am

Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. But younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.

With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:59am

Some experts say there are better, cheaper alternatives for getting small dollar loans than payday loans, which are often cash sources of the last resort.

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