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Publishing Heavyweights Petition White House, Congress To End Cuba Book Embargo

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:36pm

The petition, which comes just before President Obama's historic visit to the island nation, says the embargo is "harmful to book culture" and "counter to American ideals of free expression."

California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:04pm

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will become the second state, after Hawaii, to raise the age limit for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

U.S. Attorneys Respond To Apple In Court, Call Privacy Concerns 'A Diversion'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:52pm

The government says Apple has cited broad generalities in its refusal to help the FBI circumvent an iPhone's security features — and argues that the FBI's request is, in contrast, modest and specific.

FCC Proposal Would Limit What Internet Providers Can Do With Users' Data

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:44pm

On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on what could become first-ever privacy rules for Internet service providers, stemming from last year's net neutrality ruling.

Presidential Candidates Back Away From Supporting Free Trade

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.

Tiny Island Nation Kicks Off Trend Of Selling Citizenship

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:56pm

Countries are finding big money in an unlikely source — selling citizenship. The Planet Money team goes to the tiny island nation that started the trend to see what happens when passports become an export product like anything else.

Florida Tomato Pickers Become Part Of Democratic Debate

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:54pm

The fight to improve wages for Florida's tomato pickers hit the national stage over the past week, both in a Bernie Sanders campaign video and last night's debate in Miami.

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