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With New EPA Rules, McCarthy Sees Economic Upside In Health Savings

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.

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EPA Lays Out Centerpiece To Obama's Climate Change Policy

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:22pm

The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.

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'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

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Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?

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EPA To Unveil New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:16am

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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Release Of Sgt. Bergdahl May Have Come At A High Cost

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:12am

Bowe Bergdahl's release and the prisoner swap that made it possible are raising thorny foreign policy questions, which are being voiced most loudly at this point by congressional Republicans.

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17 Primary Candidates Vie For Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.

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Mitt Romney Emerges As A Player In Midterm Elections

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

The ex-presidential candidate is on the campaign trail, picking winners in a number of key primaries. He says his goal is to help the GOP have a great 2014, including seizing control of the Senate.

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EPA To Propose Rules To Deeply Cut Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:11am

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose rules to regulate the amount of carbon pollution existing facilities can release.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:21am

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Political Division Over Effect Of Swapping 5 Detainees For POW

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:13pm

In exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. transferred five detainees from Guantanamo to Qatar. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry about the swap.

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Obama To Wield Executive Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 6:44am

President Obama plans to announce Monday his most ambitious plan yet to combat climate change. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Princeton professor Michael Oppenheimer about the significance of the plan.

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