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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:48pm

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:13pm

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

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Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.

Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:00pm

With Internet providers able to track and sell your browsing data, people who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks. But VPNs can themselves be insecure.

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Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:37am

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

For 24 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. Three teens are shaming the state and the Garden into paying up.

Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

Trump Announces End To Manufacturing Council After Multiple CEOs Resign

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has ended both his manufacturing council and Strategic and Policy Forum, following the resignations of many CEOs who had served on them. Trump, who had promised to run government like a business, finds himself at odds with business leaders.

Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:24pm

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:23am

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:19am

Saying that a mob is intent on destroying President Trump, The Washington Times editorial board states, "the president himself keeps assisting the project."

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Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:39am

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:00am

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

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Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:00am

A growing number of food videos aim to trigger ASMR — Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or pleasing sensations in the brains of some viewers — by focusing on sounds like chopping and stirring.

(Image credit: Christina Lee for NPR)

Morning News Brief: Trump Blames 'Both Sides,' NAFTA, Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump on Tuesday again refused to single out white supremacists for violence in Charlottesville. Also, Robbie Whelan of The Wall Street Journal discusses plans to renegotiate NAFTA.

Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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