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More Than A Year After Spill, Colorado's Gold King Mine Named Superfund Site

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:58am

Thirteen months after an Environmental Protection Agency mistake sent millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater into a Colorado river, the agency has announced a cleanup for the Gold King Mine.

Paralympics Open In Rio Under A Financial Cloud

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:58pm

The games featuring disabled athletes required last-minute help from the Brazilian government and a surge of ticket sales to ensure the event's financial viability.

In Ongoing Rebuilding Of Ground Zero, A Balance Of Remembrance, Resilience

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:07pm

How have developers balanced respect for Ground Zero's history with taking advantage of some of the most valuable property in the world?

Apple Nixes Headphone Jack In iPhone 7, Reveals Cordless AirPods

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:45pm

Why is Apple pushing users toward wireless earbuds? "Courage," says an Apple executive. Other news from the Apple event involved Super Mario, Pokemon Go and water-resistant features.

The Choco Taco: Investigating The Mystery Behind A Classic American Treat

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:30pm

Food writer Jason Cohen took a deep dive into the history of the Choco Taco and how it is inspiring high-end chefs and ice cream vendors across the country.

Ireland Debates Collecting Unpaid Taxes From Apple

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fintan O'Toole, an op-ed columnist for The Irish Times, about how collecting back taxes from Apple could transform Ireland.

How Much Do Drugs For Rare Diseases Add To Health Care Spending?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:16pm

Researchers analyzing recent drug spending in the U.S. say that high-priced drugs for rare diseases aren't having a widespread or significant effect on overall health care spending.

Let's Talk Tiki Bars: Harmless Fun Or Exploitation?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:32pm

These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.

Judge's Order Halts Construction On Part Of North Dakota Pipeline

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:27pm

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe a temporary restraining order against a company building a crude oil pipeline. It covers only a portion of what the tribe requested.

EpiPen's Dominance Driven By Competitors' Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:52am

The company's lobbying of state legislatures is just one factor in EpiPen's dominance of the market. Manufacturers of competing devices have struggled to gain a foothold.

Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 5:41pm

The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.

An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:37pm

Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out since the 1960s — they aren't working or even looking for a job. Factors including technology, education and family reasons play a role.

Gretchen Carlson: The Woman Who Brought Down Fox News' Roger Ailes

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 3:35pm

A look at Gretchen Carlson, the dutiful and diligent Fox News host who brought down the channel's powerful CEO and chairman, Roger Ailes.

What's Behind South Korea's Shake Shack Fever?

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 2:40pm

Koreans have been lining up for hours to sample the Seoul outlet of this American burger chain. A South Korean sociologist looks at the factors behind the frenzy.

Large For-Profit ITT Tech Is Shutting Down All Of Its Campuses

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 12:36pm

The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT Technical Institutes blamed the Education Department, which recently imposed financial sanctions.

Former Fox Host Gretchen Carlson Gets Apology, $20M Settlement

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:01am

Carlson sued Fox News chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. In a statement Tuesday, Fox said Carlson "had not been treated with the respect and dignity that she and all our colleagues deserve."

Coming Soon: How I Built This

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:08am

On September 12, NPR launches a new podcast, How I Built This, hosted by Guy Raz. The show features innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.

Coming Soon: How I Built This

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:08am

On September 12, NPR launches a new podcast, How I Built This, hosted by Guy Raz. The show features innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.

Army Corps Doesn't Oppose Temporary Halt To Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:03am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's OK with a short pause while a federal court decides whether the Corps followed proper procedure in authorizing the pipeline's construction and operation.

Fox News Will Pay Gretchen Carlson $20 Million To Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 8:42am

Two months after former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson accused Fox News' then-chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, the network agrees to a payment, and an apology.

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