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How America's Idea Of Illegal Immigration Doesn't Always Match Reality

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:07pm

Border crossers, farm laborers, new arrivals from Mexico: There's no shortage of stereotypes about people living in the U.S. illegally. But the statistics tell a different story.

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Researchers Take A Step Toward Mind-Controlled Robots

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:02pm

Researchers have created a system where humans can guide robots with their brainwaves, signaling to the machines when they've made a mistake. It could help improve the way humans and robots interact.

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Analysis: GOP Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:39am

The House GOP health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.

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Female Workers Asked To Join In 'A Day Without A Woman' Protests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:58am

To show the economic importance of women, organizers are encouraging them to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor and not to shop — except at women and minority owned and small businesses.

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Brazil's Recession The Longest And Deepest In Its History, New Figures Show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:51pm

Brazil's recession was already of historic proportions. Today, government figures from 2016 confirm that it has grown even worse. Nearly 13 million Brazilians are unemployed.

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'The New Yorker' Uncovers Trump Hotel's Ties To Corrupt Oligarch Family

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

Business reporter Adam Davidson spent months investigating the Trump Hotel Baku deal, which the Trump Organization cut its ties with a month after Trump's election. In his detailed story for The New Yorker, Davidson writes that Trump did business with corrupt partners who also did business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. This would be in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Piro's Taco Trucks Are Beloved. Now He's Facing Deportation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:44pm

President Trump has said immigration agents are singling out "bad ones" for deportation. So some Houstonians are asking why they took Piro Garcia, a Guatemalan who became an immigrant success story.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Court Challenge Denied, Oil Could Flow As Soon As Next Week

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:37pm

A federal judge denied a request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River tribes to halt construction on the final piece of the pipeline in North Dakota.

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GOP Senators Ask GAO To Investigate High Prices For Orphan Drugs

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 7:42am

Amid an uproar over soaring drug prices, three GOP senators are seeking an investigation into whether the Orphan Drug Act is being manipulated to jack up the cost of medications for rare diseases.

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'Tax Credit Scholarships,' Praised By Trump, Turn Profits For Some Donors

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:00am

A program that allows poor students to choose a private school can also enrich the people who fund it.

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Facebook Enlists Fact-Checkers To Probe Disputed Stories

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Facebook has been criticized for providing a platform to fake news stories, especially during the presidential campaign. It is working with independent fact-checkers to examine flagged stories.

How Administration Regs Could Affect The Future Of The Electric Car

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump promised to roll back fuel economy rules put in place by the Obama administration. It could take years to play out. What's at stake in the near term: the future of the electric car.

Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:58am

From counting steps to hours of sleep, many people are tracking aspects of their lives. Now one company is merging energy saving with the interest in quantifying — making lowering electricity a game.

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Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

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Waffle House Co-Founder Joe Rogers Sr. Dies At 97

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:50am

Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened the first Waffle House in 1955. Since then, the yellow Waffle House sign has become a familiar landmark in the Southeast.

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In Moscow, New Barbershops Trim Away Old Notions Of Russian Masculinity

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:02pm

Until recently, Russia took a narrow view of masculinity. Real men weren't supposed to worry about hair or skincare. Now there's a barbershop boom in Moscow, and young men are trying different styles.

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Mexican Cement Company Looks To Profit From Border Wall

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:32pm

Bidding will open this week for companies seeking to build President' Trump's southern wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Among the companies that could benefit from the construction is Mexico-based CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement companies.

Reports Of Medical Breakthroughs Often Don't Prove Out

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:03pm

Medical breakthroughs that were covered by newspapers were often later disproved by more comprehensive research, a study finds. That's a problem for scientists and journalists.

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H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Many employers say they need H-1B workers because of a talent shortage among U.S. tech companies. But some Americans say the program that allows foreigners to be hired has put them out of work.

These Days, Business Travel By Trump's Sons Is Costly And Complicated

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:47am

With the Trump family "so involved in international business, the logistical issues, costs and security risks are more substantial than we're used to seeing," says an expert in presidential travel.

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