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What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The app gathers personal data and gives residents a rating. A good score ensures discounts. A bad score may lead to problems. It's part of China's effort to create nationwide social credit system.

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

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Trump Organization Proceeds With Two Major Indonesia Projects

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

New York Times Washington correspondent Eric Lipton speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how two projects in Indonesia could create conflicts of interest for him as he takes office.

Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:23pm

Scientists concede that oil and gas production is only partly to blame for the 3 percent surge in the greenhouse gas in the last decade. Obama tightened rules on the industry. Will Trump repeal them?

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'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 2:40pm

Texas Republicans are divided over the need for, and political wisdom of a bill similar to one that caused political turmoil in North Carolina.

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Ethics Expert: Trump's Efforts To Address Conflicts Are 'Baby Steps'

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:27am

Norm Eisen, a former ethics adviser to President Obama, says the president-elect needs to divest, but Trump himself has remained steadfast that his potential business conflicts are "no big deal."

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Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:02am

Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

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