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For Flood Victims, Tiny Homes Make Big Impact

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

After floods in West Virginia destroyed thousands of homes, residents struggled to find housing. Now, high school students in vocational schools are helping by building them small, functional homes.

(Image credit: Kara Lofton/West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

U.S. Companies Uncertain Of NAFTA Trading Under Trump Administration

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:01am

NAFTA critics say money and jobs go to Mexico, but U.S. companies, like Kansas City Southern, do benefit. The company, built around trade with Mexico, has been hit hard by Trump's victory.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination ... And Japanese Pinball

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:40am

The multi-billion dollar pinball industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been ill-treated for generations. Author Min Jin Lee explores that history in a new novel.

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When Old Medicine Goes Bad

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

With drug prices climbing, you may be tempted to keep unused pills and cough syrups past their expiration date. Don't do it, pharmacists warn. And get all medicine out of the bathroom cabinet now.

(Image credit: Angela Cappetta/Getty Images)

Prion Test For Rare, Fatal Brain Disease Helps Families Cope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

Scientists now have a fairly noninvasive way to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare form of dementia. A similar test, they say, might offer earlier diagnoses of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

(Image credit: Keith Negley for NPR)

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