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Struggling To Survive, A Small Town Banks On Energy Efficiency

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

It's been 10 years since a tornado nearly wiped Greensburg, Kan., off the map. It's rebuilt to energy-efficient standards, primed for a comeback. What it lacks is people.

Whether She Wins Or Loses, Marine Le Pen Has Changed French Politics

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The two candidates in the French presidential election held their final debate Wednesday. Even if she loses, the far-right Marine Le Pen has moved her agenda into the French political mainstream.

'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.

Planned Attack Raises Concerns About Far-Right Extremists In The German Military

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Allegations that far-right extremists are active inside the German armed forces have sparked a rift between Germany's defense minister and her generals.

Millions Of Lives At Risk In Yemen, Aid Group Official Says

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland about the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Obama-era policy allowed states to offer retirement savings plans. Retiree and worker protection groups say the state-designed plans benefit employees of small businesses which lack 401(k) plans.

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'I Belonged Nowhere': A Story Of Displacement, From A Novelist Who Knows

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Salt Houses traces several generations of a displaced Palestinian family. Author Hala Alyan says she experienced firsthand the "intergenerational trauma that went along with losing a homeland."

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Without A Special Visa, Foreign Startup Founders Turn To A Workaround

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:27am

Immigration advocates often tout how many startups are founded by foreigners. Yet the U.S. does not offer startup visas. Some entrepreneurs turn to a program started as an experiment in Massachusetts.

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Lawmakers To Vote On Spending Bill To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:25am

Since Republicans need Democrats to vote for the measure, they had to compromise. While the spending bill is expected to pass, Republicans don't have the votes yet to pass a new health care bill.




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