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How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry.

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

(Image credit: Michelle Kondrich for NPR)

Puerto Rico Power Authority Calls To Cancel Dubious $300M Grid Contract

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:23pm

The Puerto Rico Power Authority canceled a massive energy contract to rebuild the island's power grid. The contract had been with Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company with ties to the Trump Administration.

Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 1:00pm

As they struggle with disasters and other crises, police, fire and other public officials are spending an increasing amount of time and resources knocking down rumors spreading on social media.

(Image credit: Paul Elias/AP)

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Opposition

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:07am

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would triple the amount of oil moved from Alberta's tar sands to the coast. Environmental groups and First Nations in the U.S. and Canada oppose the project.

Canada's Balancing Act On Immigration

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:07am

Canada is taking advantage of the Trump administration's attitude toward immigration to attract foreign tech companies and workers. But there are unintended consequences to being open to immigrants.

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What's At Stake For Canada In NAFTA

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:07am

The NAFTA talks have not been going well and have left many concerned about the future of the trade deal. We look at what's at stake for Canada if an agreement can't be reached.

How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:05am

Experts say such propaganda sows divisions within society by confirming beliefs. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are testifying this week about Russian influence on the 2016 election.

(Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR)

The Russia Investigations: Countdown To The Big Show; Republicans Strike Back

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:00am

D.C. laces up for a social media marathon in Congress and an explosive Washington Post story helps the White House and GOP go on offense against Hillary Clinton.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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