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Lawyer Behind West Virginia County Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Pharmaceutical distributors — the middle men in the opioid epidemic — have already been paying out millions to federal and state law enforcement officials for the companies' role in the crisis. But a new front in the legal battle against opioids has opened. One personal injury lawyer in small-town West Virginia has come up with a creative legal theory to go after these distributors so that small, ravaged communities can collect too.

Ivanka's Brand Thrives, Raising Conflict Questions, As She Takes On White House Role

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Ivanka Trump handed over her business operations and put her brand in a trust. Now, she has an office in the White House and sits in on meetings with world leaders while her company flourishes.

A Weightlifting Program That Gives Ex-Cons A Chance At Change

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:58pm

It's not easy to go from prison back into regular life. Often, former inmates end up back behind bars. A Boston weightlifting program gives ex-cons and former gang members a job and hope for success.

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The Truth About Ugly Foods: They're Delicious, Abundant And Good For The Planet

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:25pm

From ugly fish like sea robin to the discarded parts of livestock, like ox cheeks and chicken feet, a new book celebrates repugnant-looking but flavorful foods, and urges us to eat more of them.

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GM Halts Operations In Venezuela, Says Plant Was Seized By Government

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:39am

The automaker says its only plant in Venezuela was taken over by public authorities. Employees at the plant tell NPR it was car dealers, not the government, who seized control.

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GM Says Its Plant In Venezuela Was Illegally Seized By The Government

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:39am

The automaker says it has ceased operations in Venezuela after its only plant there was confiscated by authorities. The seizure happened Wednesday, during mass protests against the president.

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What Brought Down Bill O'Reilly

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:14am

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will no longer host his show after repeated allegations of sexual harassment. There are a few reasons why this happened now, when allegations date back years.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Defines Its Competition

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:54am

Hastings says the competition is not really Amazon, YouTube or other video services. He says the real competition is sleep. People binge watch videos on Netflix until they drop off.

Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:59am

Nearly 100 days into Trump's presidency there are still big questions about what his proposed tax overhaul will include — and whether the large changes he had envisioned are even possible.

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Young Women Make Economic Strides As Young Men Fall Behind In U.S.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:25pm

More young men are "falling to the bottom of the income ladder," while young women drive growth in the number of young people working full time in the U.S., according to a new Census Bureau report.

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Fox News Turmoil Highlights Workplace Culture's Role In Sexual Harassment

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:42pm

Fox News is among many workplaces dealing with sexual harassment issues. Experts say changing the culture at work requires training, establishing reporting mechanisms, and consistent enforcement.

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China Defends Trademark Grants For Ivanka Trump Products

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:33pm

A foreign ministry spokesman suggests some media were "hyping certain gossip to hint at something undisclosed." A U.S. trademark lawyer says the process moved remarkably fast.

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Emirates Airline Cuts Flights To U.S., Citing Trump's Security Rules

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:01pm

Emirates said the recent restrictions on visas and electronic devices had dampened consumer demand. The Dubai-based carrier will pare back flights to five of the 12 U.S. cities it serves.

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Unicorn Frappuccino: A Digital Age Drink

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:39pm

Starbucks released its Unicorn Frappuccino amid a swirl of social media buzz. "It looks nice," says one customer. And in the age of likes, snaps and tweets, the fantasy may be all that matters.

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Bill O'Reilly Out At Fox News After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:30pm

21st Century Fox announced Wednesday that Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News after a review of the sexual harassment allegations against him that provoked an advertiser boycott.

Car Design School Prepares For New Age Of Driverless Vehicles

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:30pm

A car design school confronts the challenge of getting people to overcome their misgivings about driverless cars. Many Americans are not comfortable with self-driving cars, despite the fact that the industry is spending billions on the new technology.

Bill O'Reilly Is Out At Fox News

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:49pm

Amid a sexual harassment scandal, 21st Century Fox has announced it's parting ways with the host of cable-news behemoth The O'Reilly Factor. Tucker Carlson will take O'Reilly's old time slot.

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Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:32pm

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home, starting with an Arizona organic farm.

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Malaysia Airlines Says It Will Use Satellites To Track Its Fleet

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:50am

Three years after MH Flight 370 disappeared from radar, Malaysia's national carrier says it will use satellites to track its planes at all times and that it will be the first airline to do so.

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A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:49am

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

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