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Jobs Tug Of War: Kansas City Businesses Poached By Kansas, Missouri

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?

After Indiana, Trump Puts Primaries Behind Him; Looks Ahead To November

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump once had 16 opponents in the Republican presidential race. With John Kasich's exit on Wednesday, Trump stands alone as the apparent GOP nominee.

Study: Party Affiliation Plays A Role In Defining Policy Threat

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about a new report that compares the attitudes of the supporters of various presidential candidates toward foreign policy issues.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rule Would Ban Class-Action Waivers

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Consumer groups say people should be able to join class actions if they fell they've been harmed. Industry groups say arbitration clauses are necessary to protect against frivolous lawsuits.

Transcript: NPR's Interview With Bernie Sanders

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about whether he will work for party unity if he does not win the Democratic nomination.

Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:45am

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.

Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:32am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.

What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:06am

Figures show the U.S. economy is on an upswing but wages haven't gone up and many say their standard of living has flat lined or declined. It's a feeling the presidential candidates are tapping into.

Episode 699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:42pm

To get to the other side...where there are millions of dollars in tax breaks.

U.S. Says North Carolina Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:27pm

The Justice Department warned North Carolina its transgender bill violates the Civil Rights Act. In a letter to the governor, the state is warned it could lose millions of dollars in federal money.

'I've Got Your Back,' Obama Tells Residents Of Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 5:28pm

The president told an energetic audience he "will not rest" until the city's water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint's water.

How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:56pm

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.

Justice Department Says North Carolina Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:55pm

The DOJ warned that the law preventing transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity and also limiting protection for LGBT people can't be enforced.

Ex-Chemist In Massachusetts Was High On Drugs At Work For 8 Years

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:40pm

Documents released Tuesday say Sonja Farak was under the influence of methamphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, LSD and other drugs nearly every day between 2005 and 2013.

Syrian Army Declares 48 Hour Truce After Intense Fighting In Aleppo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:31pm

The U.S. has said it is working with Russia to restore cessation of hostilities to the city. This comes after days of intense fighting in the area.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Suspends Presidential Campaign

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:16pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the final remaining opponent to Donald Trump in the GOP presidential race, is expected to drop his bid Wednesday. That makes Donald Trump the apparent Republican nominee.

With 'Be As You Are,' Mike Posner Finally Takes His Mom's Advice

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:16pm

The singer's latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.

California Governor Up Against Deadline To Act On Tobacco Restrictions

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:10pm

The legislation would raise the age limit for buying tobacco products to 21. If approved, the bills would also let counties enact local cigarette taxes.

DOT Announces Recall Of Up To 40 Million More Takata Air Bag Inflators

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:09pm

Takata, the Japanese auto parts supplier, now must fix up to 40 million more faulty air bag inflators. The U.S. Department of Transportation says this is the biggest safety recall in history.

Takata Airbag Recall Expands To 40 Million More Vehicles

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:34pm

Federal regulators have dramatically increased the number of vehicles to be recalled because of defective airbags made by Takata Corporation. An additional 35 to 40 million airbag inflators will need to be replaced, according to regulators. The vehicles will be recalled in five stages between now and December 2019.

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