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Trump Chooses Dr. Scott Gottlieb To Head Food And Drug Administration

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:29pm

Gottlieb is seen as a mainstream pick for an agency that oversees a quarter of the U.S. economy, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics and other areas of human and animal health.

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Rookie Doctors Will Soon Be Allowed To Work Up To 28 Hours Straight

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:09pm

The group that sets rules for training doctors is scrapping a 16-hour cap on shifts worked by first-year medical residents. The move, which will be implemented in July, has its fair share of critics.

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Trump Praises Positive Jobs Report For His First Full Month In Office

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump is touting positive jobs numbers for his first full month as president. But those numbers are based on expectations of what Trump will do as president.

White House Cheers Numbers On Jobs, Border Crossings

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:51pm

The Trump administration got some encouraging signals this week: an employment report shows solid job growth, while illegal border crossings fell sharply.

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'He Needs To Listen To Us.' Protesters Call On Trump To Respect Native Sovereignty

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:36pm

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., were urging the Trump administration to meet with tribal leaders, and protesting the construction of the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Trump Adviser's Warning About Food Supply Takeover Met With Skepticism

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:47am

Peter Navarro, top trade adviser to the president, worries that foreign takeovers of U.S. food and defense companies could make America less secure. But economists see no signs of that happening.

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U.S. Employers Added A Robust 235,000 Jobs In February

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:04am

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate stayed about where it has been, dropping just a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. All in all, the report builds on jobs gains in January.

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New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:01am

Small grocery stores known as bodegas were once the cornerstones of New York City's Puerto Rican community. The industry has transitioned between ethnic groups, including now the Yemeni community.

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'It Has To Have A Soul': How Chatbots Get Their Personalities

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:49am

These days, talking to a bot is commonplace: think Siri, or your chatty banking app. But you wouldn't talk to your toaster like you talk to a friend — unless your toaster had a great sense of humor.

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High-Tech Greenhouse Has Neighbors Throwing Shade Over Light Pollution

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:35am

LEF Farms is investing $10 million to grow gourmet lettuce indoors in New Hampshire. Neighbors say they support the idea of locally grown food, but worry that the lights may affect property values.

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How Ben Franklin And King Louis XVI Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

How Ben Franklin And King Louis XIV Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in bad shape, according to civil engineers. The report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D-plus.

Trump Tries To Sell Republican Health Care Plan To Conservatives

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Conservatives are revolting against the GOP health care measure. David Greene talks to David Urban, president of American Continental Group, and a former adviser to the Trump presidential campaign.

Molina Healthcare CEO Expresses Doubts About GOP's Health Plan

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

A bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making its way through Congress. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. J. Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, for his reaction to the House measure.

In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:27am

With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.

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U.S. Ethics Official To White House: No, These Rules Definitely Apply To You

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:25pm

After Kellyanne Conway urged shoppers to buy Ivanka Trump's fashion line, the Office of Government Ethics urged punishment. The White House says the agency's rules don't apply to its workers.

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Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:30pm

Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.

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D.C. Restaurant Sues Trump, Claiming 'Unfair' Competition

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:03pm

The owners of a Washington wine bar say President Trump is unfairly harming local restaurants by promoting his own nearby place: the Trump International Hotel. They want Trump to divest or close it.

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D.C. Restaurant Sues Donald Trump, Trump Hotel Over Unfair Competition

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:34pm

Two Washington, D.C., restaurateurs are suing Trump International Hotel and President Trump, alleging unfair competition in the D.C. market.

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