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'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:07am

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.

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Congressional Republicans Struggle To Push Back On Trump's Tariffs

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:00am

The Senate voted 88-11 this week to constrain presidential authority to use national security as justification for taxing foreign goods, but the measure was nonbinding.

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Fast-Food Chains Back Away From Limits On Whom They Hire

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:17pm

Seven fast-food franchises, facing potential prosecution from the state of Washington, abandoned a practice critics say hurt workers' chances of earning more and moving up the ladder.

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FBI Agent Testifies About His Anti-Trump Texts

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:13am

FBI agent Peter Strzok testifies on Capitol Hill about text messages he sent that were critical of then-candidate Donald Trump. Republicans claim Strzok's texts reveal anti-Trump bias.

Trump Talks NATO In News Conference

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:50am

President Trump wrapped up his appearance at a NATO summit in Brussels with an unscheduled news conference.

What Trump Got Out Of The NATO Summit

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:12am

President Trump gave an unplanned news conference Thursday following meetings with leaders of NATO countries. We also talk with former NATO Director of Policy Planning Fabrice Pothier.

The U.S. And U.K.'s 'Special Relationship,' Now

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:36am

After a contentious NATO summit, President Trump visits the U.K. NPR's Noel King talks with former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband about President Trump's trip to the U.K.

Race, Gender And Age In Democratic Party Politics

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:31am

A woman of color is challenging an entrenched white male congressman in a Democratic primary in Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District around Boston.

Trump Says Allies To Increase Military Spending

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:27am

President Trump held in impromptu news conference in Brussels.

Trump Speaks To Reporters In Brussels

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 5:45am

President Trump gave an unplanned news conference in Brussels on Thursday. We have coverage and analysis.

Clock In, Don't Work, Clock Out, Get Paid, Repeat For A Decade

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:39am

A man was paid as an archives director in Spain for a decade, but he reportedly would only clock in, leave and then return to clock out. He's been barred from government work for several years.

Train Hoppers Call For Help

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:33am

Two Ohio men were just trying to get a free ride when they hopped a moving train. More than 50 miles later, the train hadn't slowed down enough for them to hop off. They called 911 and were arrested.

Why Charlotte Is One Of Ben Carson's Models For HUD's Work Requirements

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:29am

The Charlotte Housing Authority requires that people who get housing subsidies work — and the program is considered a success story. But helping people become self-sufficient remains a challenge.

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Conservative Family Leave Plan Gains Traction

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

A conservative plan for paid family leave is gaining traction from Republicans. NPR's Noel King talks with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum about why her group is championing the program.

Salvadoran Father Reunited With 2 Young Boys

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

A Salvadoran father was reunited with his two young boys Tuesday night in San Diego — they were among a few dozen immigrant families brought back together due to a court-ordered deadline.

London Prepares For Protests Over Trump Visit

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

As the U.K. government prepares to receive President Trump, London braces for big protests, featuring a blimp of the U.S. president as a diapered baby.

Trump's Rhetoric In Brussels

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

The former NATO Director of Policy Planning Fabrice Pothier speaks to David Greene about President Trump's policy and rhetoric at the NATO summit in Brussels.

U.S. And China Trade War: 'Which One Can Endure The Pain The Better?'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

The United States has leverage over China in the escalating trade conflict between the two countries. But China could retaliate in ways that cause real harm to the American economy.

Croatia's Joy And England's Sorrow

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Croatia defeated England in the World Cup semifinals, giving them their first-ever appearance in the finals.

A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Solar power is growing fast, but there need to be ways to store that power for use at night. The biggest energy storage technology involves pumping water up a mountain.




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