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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals U.K.'s Planning For Possible EU Exit

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:08pm

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:54am

The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.

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

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:39pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.

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Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:01am

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.

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

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:01am

Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?

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Poor Residents Benefit From Oklahoma County's Medicine Recycling

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:01am

Tulsa County began recycling prescription drugs 10 years ago. More than $16 million worth of medicines have been given to the poor. Steve Inskeep talks to Linda Johnston, director of Social Services.

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One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:28pm

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:40pm

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:30pm

New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.

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Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:30pm

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:31am

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority to President Obama, marking a big step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:03am

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:00am

MiniLuxe was founded eight years with a focus on cleanliness and fair wages. It's expanding nationally, opening up shops in Texas with the goal of becoming the nation's biggest nail chain.

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:00am

Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late-night TV. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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Senate Panel Considers New Constraints On Fed's Emergency Lending

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel about Congress, the Federal Reserve and banking regulations. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:00am

The U.S.-Cuban thaw announced last December raised expectations of a new diplomatic relationship. But talks, which resume Thursday, are moving slowly on the first step: re-opening embassies.

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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:40am

Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.

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McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:07pm

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.

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Energy Companies Step In To Fund STEM Education

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:26pm

Many public high schools lack funding for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — programs. Energy companies worried about finding future employees are donating to schools.

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Major Banks Agree To Pay More Than $5 Billion Over Currency Fixing

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37pm

Five major banks, including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, have agreed to plead guilty and pay fines to charges that they manipulated the foreign currency market.

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