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Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:17pm

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

School Choice 101: What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:16pm

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.

Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:08pm

Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the 21st Century Cures Act would change mental health care.

Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: U.S. Recalls A Shocking Attack

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:02pm

America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."

Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.

Trump Taps Former Wrestling Magnate To Head Small Business Administration

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. She ran to become the first female Senator of Connecticut, but lost both bids.

Brexit Vote Comes With Risks For English City Home To Nissan Plant

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

A Nissan auto plant in Sunderland, England, is the town's biggest employer. It builds cars for the whole European market, but locals still voted to leave the European Union, putting Nissan's investment — and their own jobs — at risk.

Senators Deliver Farewell Tribute To Vice President Joe Biden

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Senators bid farewell to Vice President Joe Biden, who spent much of his career in the Senate, during a special tribute in the Senate chamber.

Trial Of Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Begins

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

The trial of Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine worshippers at a church in Charleston, S.C., begins Wednesday.

Bob Dole Lobbied Trump Team On Outreach To Taiwan

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Bob Dole, a former GOP senator and presidential candidate, has been working as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, according to disclosure documents filed with the Justice Department. The filing shows that the World War II hero, now acting as a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, coordinated with Trump's campaign and his transition team to set up meetings between Trump's advisers and Taiwan officials.

Trump's Plan For China Tariffs Could Lead To 'Collateral Damage On Both Sides'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.

Trump Names Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad As Next Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

The Trump transition team announced Wednesday that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be the next ambassador to China.

Trump's Cabinet Of Ex-Generals Indicates Focus On National Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate at least three former top generals to his cabinet, and he is said to be considering more former top four-star military commanders. NPR takes a look at why Trump favors the brass and what effect a cabinet of such leaders could have on the way he runs the government.

Trump Plans To Nominate Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to become his secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a former head of U.S. Southern Command and a long-serving Marine infantryman. He would be the latest former general to join the nascent Trump administration.

Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Voters Reject Constitutional Reform

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Italy's prime minister submitted his resignation following the weekend no vote on his constitutional reform.

AT&T CEO Defends Time Warner Deal Before Senate Antitrust Panel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will try to sell Capitol Hill on his company's planned merger with Time-Warner. Stephenson will present the merger as a way of disrupting the existing cable TV model, but with the president-elect already lined up with opponents, he may have an uphill climb.

Trump's Criticism Of Boeing Deal Signals Approach To Business

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has shown a willingness to browbeat American businesses to get what he wants — whether that's lower prices for the federal government or a pledge to keep jobs here in the United States. That's a departure from Republicans' traditional hands-off approach to business. But so far at least, Trump's not getting much resistance from his own party.

Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Cubans who have benefited from the Obama administration's opening to the communist island are nervous about what lies ahead with the incoming Trump administration.

Trump Selects Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Run The EPA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the incoming administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a self-avowed opponent of what he calls "the EPA's activist agenda."

A Brighter Outlook Could Translate To A Longer Life

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:25pm

This study doesn't prove that optimism actually causes better health or postpones death. But it joins a growing body of evidence suggesting that they're fellow travelers.




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