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Massive Pacific Trade Agreement Ignores One Huge Tariff: Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been hashed out line-by-line. All 6,000 pages of it. It will set the rules for roughly one-third of world trade. It has precise requirements for tariffs, quotas and subsidies for all manner of goods. But there's one huge secret tariff that isn't included: currency manipulation.

Israel Criticizes New EU Guidelines On Labeling Products From Settlements

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Israeli officials are objecting to new European Union guidelines to require that labels of origin on goods sold in Europe from occupied territories be labeled that way — not as made in Israel.

HUD Proposes Nationwide Smoking Ban In Public Housing

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Public housing residents would be banned from smoking, not just in public spaces on the premises, but in their own apartments under a proposal Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal, which is drawing criticism from many residents and being praised by others concerned about second-hand smoke.

Mizzou's Black Students Cope With Fear Spawned By Death Threats

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The University of Missouri's Black Culture Center has become a hub for black students afraid after Tuesday's death threats. Students are also escorting each other to class and coping in other ways.

Tug Of War Over Obama's Clean Power Plan Takes Center Stage In Colorado

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan has divided the states. It requires carbon emission reductions from power plants, and more than two dozen states have sued to stop it. But many others are in favor. This tug of war is playing out in Colorado and could head to the state Supreme Court.

College Protests Raise Questions About Culture Of Political Correctness

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Roxane Gay and New York Magazine political columnist Jonathan Chait about activism and political correctness on today's college campuses.

Indiana Mayor: Police May Be Stepping Back In Some Cities

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 2:57pm

"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.

U.S. Proposes A Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 2:54pm

"This proposed rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says.

As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:59pm

"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.

Carson Campaign Looks To Attract Black Voters In GOP Primaries

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Ben Carson polls high among GOP presidential candidates but fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie.

Democrats Clinton And Sanders Use Postcards To Organize Support In Iowa

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.

D.C. PAC Shutters, Highlighting Fine Ethical Line For Groups Across The Country

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:00am

A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.

Former Romney Campaign Manager Shares Lessons On Immigration Rhetoric

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:47pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican political consultant Katie Packer of Burning Glass Consulting, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012, about GOP skirmishes over immigration.

Ben Carson Delivers Speech At Liberty University Convocation

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

After the debate Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson heads to Lynchburg, Va., for convocation at Liberty University.

Donald Trump Addresses Politics and Eggs Breakfast In New Hampshire

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

The morning after a GOP debate, presidential contender Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire for "Politics and Eggs," a traditional granite state breakfast.

Jeb Bush Turns Focus To Hillary Clinton Post Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

After the debate Tuesday night, Jeb Bush traveled to Iowa for an annual Veterans Day breakfast outside of Des Moines. He said Republicans need to start thinking about which GOP candidate can beat Hillary Clinton.

Los Angeles Updates Voting Procedures To Help Curb Declining Turnout

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

The recent off-year elections brought with them laments about poor voter turnout. The challenge is especially stark in the Los Angeles area. With 4.9 million voters, LA County is home to the largest voting jurisdiction in the U.S. But in recent elections, turnout there has hit record breaking lows. Officials there are trying to fix the problem.

International Leaders Approach Diplomatic Puzzle In New Syria Talks

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

As international diplomats prepare for a new round of talks on Syria, they are struggling with some fundamental questions: Who is a terrorist and who can be part of an eventual settlement?

It Came Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 2:54pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the program was deadly and controversial.

Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 1:35pm

The music industry generates $1.6 billion a year for Austin, Texas. But many musicians can't afford the basics, including health insurance. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians steps in to help.




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