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Why Alternatives To Tariffs Can Be More Effective

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

Historically, tariffs have proved to be a blunt instrument that aren't as effective as other measures. Past examples show how countries get around them, and why other tactics work better.

Millions Raised For Immigrants Will Be Used To Provide Legal Support

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jenny Hixon, outreach director for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, about the millions of dollars raised to help immigrants at detention centers and how the organization is using the funds.

Flight Attendants Say They Haven't Been Trained On How To Deal With Sexual Harassment

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

More than two-thirds of flight attendants say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted on the job, but also say they're not trained to deal with such misconduct when they or passengers are victimized in the air.

Former ICE Director Says Some Migrant Family Separations Could Be Permanent

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John Sandweg, who served as acting director of ICE under the Obama administration. He says the U.S. risks permanently separating families when it divides migrant parents from their children at the border.

After Family Separation Policy Reversal, Trump Says 'Zero Tolerance' Should Remain In Effect

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

The day after a major reversal of the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally, President Trump continues to insist his "zero tolerance" policy must remain in effect.

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:34pm

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.

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ICE Temporarily Closes Portland Office Amid Tumult Of Protests Across U.S.

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:59pm

"Security concerns" persuaded Immigration and Customs Enforcement to shutter its office there for at least two days. But the Oregon city isn't the only place feeling unrest over immigration policy.

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White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:51pm

The pitch goes all-in on workforce development.

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'Born Trump' Examines The 'Emotional Hold' The President Has On His Family

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:44pm

Journalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book. "His presence is overwhelming," she says of the president's role in the family.

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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:14pm

Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two books to expand your horizons: One is a cultural history of the great American road trip; the other an early 20th-century classic of Midwestern rural life.

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Arrest Made In The Murder Of Rapper XXXTentacion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:52pm

Police have arrested a suspect in the death of Jahseh Onfroy, better known as the rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed outside of a motor sports dealership on June 18 in Florida.

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Teenage (Employment) Wasteland

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:52pm

The teen summer job is a vaunted that is fading. Today's teenagers just aren't working as much as their forebears. And that could have serious implications for America's labor market.

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Long-Extinct Gibbon Found Inside Tomb Of Chinese Emperor's Grandmother

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:51pm

A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker.

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Max Richter's 'Blue Notebooks' Offers Moving Portrait For Elisabeth Moss

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:46pm

To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music from the 2004 album.

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Ukrainian Film Director Stages Hunger Strike In Russian Jail During World Cup

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:37pm

Prisoner Oleg Sentsov's lawyer says his client's health is worsening on a weeks-long hunger strike to win the release of more than 60 people Sentsov says are political prisoners in Russia.

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Duluth Rally Claims

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:27pm

President Trump boasted of economic and foreign policy gains at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. Some of his claims don't match the facts.

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U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:23pm

White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but the Census Bureau says non-Hispanic whites were the only racial group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017.

Preserving A River With A Pint

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:52pm

Arizona's Verde River has a lot of competing users. But a new project aims to unite them — city dwellers, farmers, environmentalists — over a glass of beer.

'Conceivability' Follows One Woman's Journey Through The Global Fertility Industry

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:40pm

When Elizabeth Katkin and her husband decided to have children, it took nine years and involved multiple miscarriages and in vitro fertilization treatments.

Commerce Secretary Refutes Insider Trading Allegations

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:33pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is denying allegations that he may have engaged in insider trading when he sold shares in a shipping company with ties to the Kremlin.




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