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3:20 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:27 am

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Research News
3:18 am
Tue May 26, 2015

How Partitioned Grocery Carts Can Help Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods

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U.S.
1:38 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

Thacher Brown stands at the edge of the dune behind his Bay Head, N.J., home on Nov. 25, 2014. Brown rebuilt a dune in front of his house after Superstorm Sandy and opposes Gov. Chris Christie's plan to widen beaches and build dunes along the state's 127-mile coastline.
Wayne Parry Associated Press

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:18 am

In 2013, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie ordered state agencies to do whatever it took to build an engineered dune system along the entire Jersey Shore to protect from storms like Sandy.

Most oceanfront property owners have signed the necessary easements and dune-building is finally starting this spring on Long Beach Island.

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All Tech Considered
1:23 am
Tue May 26, 2015

With Live Video Apps Like Periscope, Life Becomes Even Less Private

With the Periscope app, owned by Twitter, it's easy for smartphone users to stream their own video live.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:18 am

Cameras are ubiquitous — from the ones in our cellphones to the security cams in parking lots and shops. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video is raising new questions about privacy.

Streaming video cameras aren't new, but new apps have made it super easy to stream from a smartphone. Periscope is popular because it can be streamed on Twitter, which recently purchased the app.

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Business
1:21 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

The paper industry struggled in the last decade, but some sectors have fared better than others.
Christopher Groskopf NPR

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:18 am

There's a scene in the television series The Office that says all you need to know about the paper industry's image these days. The sad-sack of a company, Dunder Mifflin, is launching an advertising campaign — and just in time, says one of the sad-sack employees. Whenever he tells people he works for Dunder Mifflin, they assume the company make mufflers or muffins or mittens but "frankly all of those sound better than paper, so I let it slide."

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U.S.
3:01 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Left Turns Cause A Quarter Of All Pedestrian Crashes In U.S.

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 4:45 pm

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Business
2:34 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

FEMA To Allow Superstorm Sandy Victims To Reopen Flood Claims

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 4:45 pm

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Business
2:30 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Oil Boom Brings Diversity To States Out West

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 4:45 pm

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The Two-Way
1:05 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

Charter Communications, the No. 4 U.S. cable company, is reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest, for $55 billion, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times are reporting.

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Shots - Health News
1:37 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 2:35 pm

American medicine is heading into new terrain, a place where a year's supply of drugs can come with a price tag that exceeds what an average family earns.

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says last year more than half a million Americans racked up prescription drug bills exceeding $50,000.

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The Two-Way
7:13 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (center) gestures next to Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis (left) and Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Minister Nikos Voutsis. Voutsis says Greece may miss its next debt payment.
Alkis Konstantinidis Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 8:17 am

Greece is warning that unless it can reach a deal with its creditors, it will be unable to make a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund next month.

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis, speaking on Greek television, said bluntly that four installments totaling 1.6 billion euros ($1.76 billion) "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Fine Art
5:31 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Why does there seem to be such a vast space between Etsy and blue-chip virtual auction houses like Sotheby's? Where's the website where you can spend $200 or $2,000 on quality art online? New companies are trying to fill that gap.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 9:15 am

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. Where do you find something that is between craft-oriented websites like Etsy and high-end auction houses like Sotheby's? Now, new companies — like Paddle8, Ocula, Artline, Saatchi, Artsy, Amazon Art — are trying to fill the gap.

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The Salt
3:11 am
Sun May 24, 2015

No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Bakers pose for a photo at the Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y. For more than 30 years, the industrial facility has been hiring local residents, including people other businesses might consider unhirable.
Courtesy of Greyston

The open-hiring policy at Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., invites local residents to apply for jobs — regardless of their immigration status, whether they have criminal or drug records, or even prior work experience.

It's all part of the company's social-justice business model, based on the philosophy of Bernie Glassman, an aeronautical engineer-turned-Buddhist monk who founded the industrial food facility in 1982.

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The Two-Way
1:40 pm
Sat May 23, 2015

Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

The Bank of England in London in a photograph taken in March. The central bank inadvertently revealed that it was planning for a possible withdrawal of the U.K. from the European Union.
Suzanne Plunkett Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 2:33 pm

In what is being described as an embarrassing release of a confidential email, the Bank of England may have inadvertently revealed that it is making financial plans for the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, should that ever come to pass.

Earlier this month, the newly reelected British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his party's commitment to hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on continued membership in the EU.

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Economy
6:23 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 7:48 pm

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Around the Nation
3:42 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 6:32 pm

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Business
3:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 am

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Race
3:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 am

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Around the Nation
3:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Poor Residents Benefit From Oklahoma County's Medicine Recycling

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 am

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Michel Martin, Going There
4:50 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:29 pm

For generations of Americans, Detroit was the place where people made things: powerful cars, amazing architecture, beautiful music. But now Detroit is entering a new chapter. After months of often tense and difficult negotiations, Detroit is now formally out of bankruptcy. Millions of dollars of contributions from private foundations and corporations helped the city preserve its acclaimed art collection. A new generation of artists and entrepreneurs, doers and makers is calling Detroit home. So we'd like to ask, what's next? What will drive Detroit's future now?

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Business
3:41 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 5:07 pm

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Around the Nation
3:38 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 4:05 am

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The president of the Boy Scouts of America made a surprise announcement today. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the organization needs to rethink its ban of openly gay men serving as scout leaders. NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports.

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Around the Nation
3:35 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Alan Doan likes the fact that Missouri Star Quilt Co. is following in the footsteps of fellow Hamilton native J.C. Penney, but Doan's never been into an actual J.C. Penney store.
Frank Morris KCUR

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:21 pm

Just a few years ago, downtown Hamilton, Mo., looked a lot like a thousand other forgotten, rural towns. Abandoned, forlorn buildings marred the main drag.

But in recent years, an explosively fast-growing startup business in rural north western Missouri has shaken up a staid industry, producing a YouTube star and revitalizing a town with a proud retail history.

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The Two-Way
9:52 am
Thu May 21, 2015

'Fast-Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 1:28 pm

The Senate has voted to limit debate on a bill that would grant the White House "fast track" negotiating authority and clear a path for the Obama administration's trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Reuters says the 62-38 vote, which clears a filibuster hurdle, boosts "hopes for a deal that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia."

Many Democrats oppose the Asia-Pacific treaty, saying free-trade deals cost U.S. jobs, but the White House maintains that U.S. producers need access to foreign markets.

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Television
5:23 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

David Letterman hosts his final Late Show episode on Wednesday.
Jeffrey R. Staab CBS

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 11:17 am

When the final episode came, after weeks of accolades and tributes to his genius, David Letterman made sure he punctured the emotion of the moment with a little old-fashioned, self-deprecating sarcasm.

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Economy
4:03 am
Thu May 21, 2015

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Murals on display across the street from the Red Bull House of Art gallery in Detroit, Mich. After the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit hopes outsiders will focus on the city's potential, not the history of conflict and crisis that has cut its population in half since 1960.
Joshua Lott AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:29 pm

For generations of Americans, Detroit was the place where people made things: powerful cars, amazing architecture, beautiful music. But now Detroit is entering a new chapter. After months of often tense and difficult negotiations, Detroit is now formally out of bankruptcy. Millions of dollars of contributions from private foundations and corporations helped the city preserve its acclaimed art collection. A new generation of artists and entrepreneurs, doers and makers is calling Detroit home. So we'd like to ask, what's next? What will drive Detroit's future now?

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Latin America
3:17 am
Thu May 21, 2015

U.S.-Cuba Talks To Resume On Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 12:57 pm

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Around the Nation
3:00 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Boston-Based MiniLuxe Aims To Be 'Starbucks' Of Nail Salons

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 11:30 pm

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Senate Panel Considers New Constraints On Fed's Emergency Lending

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 5:44 am

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The Salt
1:40 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

"No trespassing" signs are posted on the edge of a field at a farm operated by Daybreak Foods near Eagle Grove, Iowa, which has been designated "bio security area," on May 17.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 2:25 pm

An avian flu outbreak is sweeping across the Midwest at a frightening pace, ravaging chicken and turkey farms and leaving officials stumped about the virus's seemingly unstoppable spread.

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