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VIDEO: Nike's New Ad Asks A Question Arab Women Know All Too Well

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:06am

'What will they say about you?' It's the name of a new Nike ad targeted to Arab women.

(Image credit: Screengrab by NPR/Nike Women)

Employers' Hijab Ban Isn't 'Direct Discrimination,' European Court Says

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:27am

When she was hired in 2003, a receptionist didn't wear a hijab to work. Her attempts to wear one three years later resulted in her being fired.

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This Garden Connects Bangladeshi Women With Restaurants — And Each Other

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:00am

The female-run Bandhu Gardens in Michigan sells surplus vegetables from backyards and hosts pop-up dinners and cooking classes to help meet the needs of recent immigrants and their families back home.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Andrew Miller)

Airbnb Counters Critics On Housing Supply And Tax Collection

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Airbnb says a study which claims the fastest-growing share of its listings come from property managers — not individual home owners renting out their residences — is flawed.

As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:58am

State-run coal mines are shutting down in China's rust belt. Facing layoffs, miners are worried about their future — and in the absence of labor unions, are organizing to demand better treatment.

(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:37pm

Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened and those refugees who reached Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.

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South Africa Considers Legalizing Domestic Rhino Horn Trade

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 1:43pm

Conservationists are sounding the alarm over a South African proposal that would legalize and regulate the domestic trade of rhinoceros horn, as well as allow some limited exports.

(Image credit: Renee Graham/AP)

'Irresistible' By Design: It's No Accident You Can't Stop Looking At The Screen

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:46pm

Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that's similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.

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Matzo Makeover: Can The Bread Of Affliction Become A Snack Addiction?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:26am

A pair of longtime pals are trying to cheer up the flavorless Passover staple by creating an artisanal matzo that (hopefully) jumps right into the market aisle with all of the other cool crackers.

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Congressional Budget Office To Estimate Cost Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who looks ahead to another week of tumultuous politics as President Trump and GOP leaders try to sell their health care plan to the party.

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.

(Image credit: Benny Becker/Ohio Valley ReSource)

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.

(Image credit: Tom Goldman/NPR)

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.

(Image credit: Stephan Bisaha/NPR)

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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