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When A Couple Of Words Make A $2.6 Million Difference

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:41am

A Michigan man who got laid off was told his severance pay would be $81,000 per week for 34 weeks. It turns out, the company meant $81,000 over 34 weeks.

Indians Are Nervous And Confused Over Upcoming Tax Changes

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:25am

On Saturday, India rolls out what is being called a game-changing reform: an overhaul of the country's tax system. But many Indians say they're anxious and unprepared for the momentous occasion.

France To Honor 'Les Sammies,' Uncle Sam's World War I Troops

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:23am

It was 100 years ago this month that U.S. "doughboys" arrived in France. The French are remembering the Yanks who went "Over There" to help them fight in World War I with a series of commemorations.

Trump's Latest Tweet Is Roundly Criticized

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:21am

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about President Trump's latest tweet, which has been criticized from both sides of the aisle.

Senate Bill Leaves Key Problems With Health Care System Unresolved

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:13am

We asked top health care experts to tell us America's biggest health care problems. Then we asked: Does the current Republican plan fix them? For the most part, the answer was no.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

True Or False: Canadian Woman Misses Out On Banana Bread?

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:05am

A Canadian woman died at the age of 87 — saying her failure to make banana bread was her great regret.

Songs We Love: Phat Lip, 'Stranger's Love'

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:00am

The new single from South Carolina musician Kelly Jo Ramirez's project is an infectious break-up song with Latin rhythms and pop harmonies. "I wanted to show the spectrum of Latino sound," she says.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

We May See Color So We Can Understand Each Other

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:54am

Blogger Alva Noë explores a study on vision finding that the narrow separation of bandwidth sensitivities of long- and medium-wave cones may be the best way for us to discriminate facial hues.

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