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Kentucky Community Hopes Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Fix Water System

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 3:50am

In Martin County, the drinking water comes from a river contaminated by sewage and years of coal and gas extraction. Residents hope a new federal focus on infrastructure will help them fix the system.

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Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 1:00pm

In Oregon, lumber companies try to innovate to survive the years-long downturn in the timber industry. Some are succeeding. Others aren't and their communities suffer.

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The Call-In: Working For Ride-Hailing Companies

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

Our listeners who drive for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft share their stories about what it's like to work for these companies.

Ousted Prosecutor Preet Bharara, Trump And Wall Street

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to financial writer William Cohan about the firing of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Texas Border Town Economics

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

The U.S. and Mexican economies meet each other along the long border. We traveled to the border city of McAllen, Texas to talk to locals about jobs, taxes, trade and NAFTA.

Games Are Taking A Back Seat To Players On Video Game Streaming Sites

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:01am

Twitch became a popular site for its constant live streams of people playing video games. Its latest addition is Twitch IRL: Same players, same streams, but without the gaming.

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On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 6:47am

Officials say Trump's tough stance has led to fewer apprehensions at the border. But amid heightened threats of family separation and terrorization, some think the journey is still worth the risks.

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Falling Stars: Negative Yelp Reviews Target Trump Restaurants, Hotels

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:31pm

Now that Donald Trump is president, online reviews of his hotels, restaurants and other properties have become much more politicized. But his presidency may help offset negatives for the Trump brand.

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Trump Chooses Dr. Scott Gottlieb To Head Food And Drug Administration

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:29pm

Gottlieb is seen as a mainstream pick for an agency that oversees a quarter of the U.S. economy, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics and other areas of human and animal health.

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Rookie Doctors Will Soon Be Allowed To Work Up To 28 Hours Straight

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:09pm

The group that sets rules for training doctors is scrapping a 16-hour cap on shifts worked by first-year medical residents. The move, which will be implemented in July, has its fair share of critics.

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Trump Praises Positive Jobs Report For His First Full Month In Office

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump is touting positive jobs numbers for his first full month as president. But those numbers are based on expectations of what Trump will do as president.

White House Cheers Numbers On Jobs, Border Crossings

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:51pm

The Trump administration got some encouraging signals this week: an employment report shows solid job growth, while illegal border crossings fell sharply.

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'He Needs To Listen To Us.' Protesters Call On Trump To Respect Native Sovereignty

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:36pm

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., were urging the Trump administration to meet with tribal leaders, and protesting the construction of the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Trump Adviser's Warning About Food Supply Takeover Met With Skepticism

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:47am

Peter Navarro, top trade adviser to the president, worries that foreign takeovers of U.S. food and defense companies could make America less secure. But economists see no signs of that happening.

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U.S. Employers Added A Robust 235,000 Jobs In February

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:04am

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate stayed about where it has been, dropping just a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. All in all, the report builds on jobs gains in January.

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New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:01am

Small grocery stores known as bodegas were once the cornerstones of New York City's Puerto Rican community. The industry has transitioned between ethnic groups, including now the Yemeni community.

(Image credit: Justo Martí/Courtesy of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies)

'It Has To Have A Soul': How Chatbots Get Their Personalities

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:49am

These days, talking to a bot is commonplace: think Siri, or your chatty banking app. But you wouldn't talk to your toaster like you talk to a friend — unless your toaster had a great sense of humor.

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High-Tech Greenhouse Has Neighbors Throwing Shade Over Light Pollution

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:35am

LEF Farms is investing $10 million to grow gourmet lettuce indoors in New Hampshire. Neighbors say they support the idea of locally grown food, but worry that the lights may affect property values.

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How Ben Franklin And King Louis XVI Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

How Ben Franklin And King Louis XIV Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

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