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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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Trump Inherits The Afghanistan Albatross — And Commits For The Long Term

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am

The president went against what he called his own instincts by agreeing to deploy about 4,000 more troops in an open-ended extension of America's longest war.

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Combating His Instinct, Trump Commits U.S. To Another Tour Of Duty In Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

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Songs For The Eclipse: An All-Day Playlist

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:27pm

Tune in to the All Songs Considered 24/7 music channel for a non-stop playlist of songs for the solar eclipse.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:02pm

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

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You 2.0: Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness - And How We Can Get Better

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:01pm

No matter how much time we spend thinking about the future, we don't get any better at predicting it. We talk to Dan Gilbert about how we can use this research to lead happier lives.

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Full Text And Analysis: Trump's Address On Afghanistan, Plans For U.S. Engagement

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:48pm

The president is addressing the nation about U.S. engagement in the country on Monday night. Watch the speech and read a transcript of his remarks with annotations by NPR journalists.

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List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:25pm

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

With Court's OK, Chile Relaxes One Of The World's Strictest Abortion Bans

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:49pm

Chilean lawmakers passed a bill earlier this month adding three exceptions to its ban on the procedure. Still, the bill was in limbo — until the Constitutional Court approved it as law Monday.

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PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:21pm

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

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Suspect In Finland Stabbing Rampage Identified As 18-Year-Old Moroccan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:46pm

Police in Finland say the man suspected of killing two people and injuring six others in the city of Turku Friday is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

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Ohio Judge Returns Fire After 'Ambush' Outside Courthouse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:45pm

The gunman was then shot and killed by a probation officer. A county prosecutor says the gunman was the father of a local high school football player convicted of rape in 2012.

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Stretch & Bobbito On World Cafe

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:27pm

The Legendary curators and boosters of hip-hop share stories and introduce their new NPR podcast, What's Good.

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Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter 'At Sea' After His Homemade Sub Sank

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:18pm

Peter Madsen pushed off in his submarine with a Swedish journalist, but by the time he was rescued, she was gone. Now, he says she died onboard — but the admission is stirring even more questions.

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