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Episode 596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:42pm

Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.

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Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:25pm

Two congressmen met with President Trump seeking support for a bill to expand the government's ability to negotiate drug prices. But it's not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:51pm

Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.

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Ethics Watchdogs Want U.S. Attorney To Investigate Trump's Business Interests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:52pm

They say Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause by doing deals with entities linked to foreign governments.

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China OKs 38 Trump Trademarks; Critics Say It Violates Emoluments Clause

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:34pm

The Chinese Trademark Office had denied Trump those naming rights for a decade even as Chinese-owned businesses used his name without paying licensing fees.

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To Boost Trump Wiretap Claims, White House Leans On Unlikely Source

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

The White House has cited Louise Mensch's reporting to substantiate President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on him. But Mensch never said that.

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How America's Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:07pm

Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There's no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

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Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:02pm

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.

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Analysis: GOP Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:39am

The House GOP health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:58am

To show the economic importance of women, organizers are encouraging them to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor and not to shop — except at women and minority owned and small businesses.

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