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Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:16pm

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."

Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:04am

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.

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Tesla Unveils Its Electric 'Semi' Truck, And Adds A Roadster

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:06am

Elon Musk unveiled the Roadster's return toward the end of an event that was supposed to be all about Tesla's new Semi trucks.

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Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

While Spanish and Italian growers worry heat will dry out vines, in Germany, warming has made for better Rieslings. And one scientist says they couldn't be making red wine so good otherwise.

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Climate Change Unlocks Possibilities In German Wine Country

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Germany, already feeling the results of climate change, is hosting U.N. climate talks this week. One scientist there said they couldn't be making red wine this good without climate change.

News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:29pm

The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Seattle Defends Its New High-Earner Income Tax In Court

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:53pm

The first legal steps challenging a Seattle income tax pit the city's progressive policy against longstanding resistance to taxing income in Washington state.

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Gamers See A Dark Side To New 'Star Wars' Video Game

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:28pm

Players are angry at Electronic Arts over the soon-to-be-released Star Wars Battlefront II game after it was revealed that some of the franchise's most iconic characters and other content cost extra.

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Japan Has Half Of Asia's Golf Courses, But The Game's Popularity There Is Flagging

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:10pm

In the 1980s, Japan built thousands of golf courses and the game became baked into its business culture. Those days are over. Golf participation in Japan has dropped by 40 percent since 1996.

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EPA Moves To Shield Older Semi Truck Engines In 'Gliders' From Emissions Rules

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:37pm

A new rule would cover "glider vehicles" — made by combining a new truck body with a salvaged diesel engine. The EPA says it sees them differently now than it did under the Obama administration.

Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:25pm

As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.

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Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:15am

In Silicon Valley, it's difficult for women to come forward if they want to join the ranks of its richest. Some think the best way to fight harassment is to tread carefully and get to the top.

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:02am

Recent sexual harassment allegations highlight the power of victims coming forward and revealing patterns of bad behavior. But cases before the Supreme Court could curb such claims in the workplace.

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Business Councils Remain Sidelined, But White House Gets Some CEO Guidance

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:02am

Three months ago, President Trump ended both his business advisory councils. Without reconstructing any of the boards, White House says the administration is talking to business leaders informally.

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House Lawmakers Scheduled To Vote Thursday On Tax Overhaul

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

The House tax plan differs significantly from the version being sculpted in the Senate. Both plans seem to agree that a big corporate tax cut is needed. The president wants a tax measure by Christmas.

News Brief: Tax Plan Vote, 2 Women Describe Moore's Advances

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

House Republicans hope to vote Thursday on their tax overhaul legislation. The Senate's measure is working its way through committee. And, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces new allegations.

Da Vinci Portrait Of Christ Sells For Record-Shattering $450 Million

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:17am

The sale at Christie's of Salvator Mundi, which dates from around 1500, easily tops previous records set in 2015 for a Picasso sold at auction and a Willem de Koonig sold privately.

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Head Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To Step Down

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:42pm

Richard Cordray, the head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is stepping down at the end of the month. The bureau was created in the wake of the financial crisis and has recovered $12 billion from financial firms on behalf of consumers, but Republicans have fought Cordray and the bureau, claiming its very existence is illegal and that it has harmed consumers by stifling lending.

'Times' Reporters Describe How A Paper Trail Helped Break The Weinstein Story

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:35pm

Investigative reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey say they used legal and financial records to build a timeline of settlements with Harvey Weinstein's accusers.

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