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States Create A Patchwork Of Regulations For Employers To Follow

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.

Secretary Moniz Is Confident The U.S. Can Achieve Energy Independence

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz for a look at the U.S. energy picture and where it's heading — as renewable energy takes a larger share of the electric power mix and new vulnerabilities in the grid emerge.

Fake News Takes On A Role In Italy's National Political Debate

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, who discusses how Italy is grappling with fake news, and the accusation by one populist leader that the media is producing those stories.

Despite Controversy, A College Band From Alabama Will March In Trump's Parade

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Alabama's historically black Talladega College has accepted an invitation for its band to march in the parade which follows Donald Trump's inauguration. But the decision did not come easily.

Political Exile, A Centuries-Old Russian Tradition, Returns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

When the communist system in Russia came crashing down 25 years ago, many Russians hoped their country would become a democracy. But increasingly, democrats are choosing political exile.

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.

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Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:57am

Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.

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DJ Khaled Throws Us The Keys

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:43am

The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:37am

As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.

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Poll: Most Americans Say Don't Repeal Obamacare Without A Replacement

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:01am

A poll finds that 75 percent of people want Congress to either leave the law alone or wait to repeal it until they have a new law. For most people, controlling high health care costs is top priority.

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4 More Prisoners Leave Guantanamo In Waning Days Of Obama Administration

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:57am

The four released detainees are from Yemen and have been accepted by Saudi Arabia. They were never charged and had been at the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than 14 years.

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Osama Bin Laden's Son Hamza Added To U.S. Terror Blacklist

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:47pm

The State Department on Thursday announced that Hamza bin Laden has been added to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist list. The action also imposes sanctions on the son of Osama bin Laden.

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