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92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:52pm

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

Kevin Hart And Amy Schumer: The New King And Queen Of Comedy

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:38pm

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' ranking of the highest-paid comedians.

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:14pm

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

Report: Wells Fargo Considers Clawing Back Executive Pay Over Fake-Account Scandal

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:42pm

The Wall Street Journal says the bank's board reportedly hopes to resolve the issue ahead of this week's House hearing on the unauthorized opening of as many as 2 million customer accounts.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:28pm

Researchers at MIT found that you don't have to break the bank to get a climate-friendly car, many of which already meet 2030 emissions goals.

This Afternoon, Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:30am

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

A key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to cut back on carbon emissions faces a test in court on Tuesday. An appeals court is hearing arguments on regulations announced last year.

Working Then And Now: Terkel Talks To Car Parker Known As 'One Swing Al'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Our partner Radio Diaries, along with Project And, combed through Studs Terkel's tapes, and we're bringing you the best of what they found. Today, Lovin' Al Pommier, a Chicago parking lot attendant.

'How I Built This': Cathy Hughes On Radio One

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to NPR's Guy Raz about the latest episode of the new podcast, "How I Built This." In that episode, Raz talks to Cathy Hughes, who built a broadcasting empire from scratch.

Long Criticized In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:38am

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now being encouraged at some upscale, urban restaurants catering to wealthy, young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.

U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:33am

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says a Chinese conglomerate on the North Korean border has helped blacklisted North Korean companies procure raw materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.

Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 7:48pm

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'Fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 4:58pm

Online tracking is no longer about "cookies." New technology helps trackers to link online breadcrumbs — including across devices — through browser settings, battery levels and other details.

Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:53pm

Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.

New Law Will Require IMDB To Remove Actors' Ages If Requested

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:41pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require websites like IMDB Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so.

For Snapchat, Name Change Signals Expanding Ambitions

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:38pm

Social media giant Snapchat is now Snap, Inc. It's just one of the changes the company is making, as it gets ready to release video-recording sunglasses.

Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:41pm

The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.

How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole In One With His Signature Drink

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:40pm

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:06pm

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."

Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 1:26pm

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.

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