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Farm Bill Controversy Centers On Food Stamps

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

The House is scheduled to vote this week on a controversial Farm Bill that would impose strict work requirements on people who receive food stamp benefits.

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Trump, China And ZTE

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

President Trump says his effort to help Chinese telecommunications company ZTE is only part of a "larger trade deal." NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Robert Daly of the Wilson Center.

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Woman Changes Kid's Name After Misspelled Tattoo

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

A woman in Sweden got tattoos of her kids' names, but the artist put an extra L in Kevin, making Kelvin. After a while she liked the name and changed her kid's name to Kelvin.

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News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

Senators released new documents related to the Russia investigation. Also, negotiators working on overhauling NAFTA can't seem to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico.

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How Wall Street Brought Down Georgia's Suspicious Chicken Price Index

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniffed out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business, they bet against big chicken. Then they targeted a price index published in Georgia.

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Not Just Ballots: Tennessee Hack Shows Election Websites Are Vulnerable, Too

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

An attack earlier this month in Tennessee highlights the fact that public facing results websites offer attackers a much easier target than ballots or voter registration systems.

(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

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Fall TV Preview: Networks Stick With What They Know

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

The annual television upfronts are beginning in New York City. With so many options for viewers, networks struggle to stand out.

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A Story About Wall Street, Hedge Funds And The Chicken Business

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniff out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business they bet against big chicken stocks. Then they try to make the prices fall by leaking documents.

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Tennessee Election Website Breached

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

Law enforcement officials will brief Congress on the threats to midterm elections. One of those threats is to local election websites — one of which was breached this month in Tennessee.

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NAFTA Architect On New Negotiations

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:56am

David Greene talks with Carla Hills, lead U.S. architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement. She says the deal needs upgrading but it would be a mistake to tear it down.

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Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:32am

From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them harder to catch and manage. It's already happening.

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Senate Judiciary Panel Releases Documents Related To 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:53am

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released more than 2,500 pages of documents related to a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a delegation of Russians and top Donald Trump aides.

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Sen. Cory Gardner On North Korea Talks

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 7:11am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado about new doubts about a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 6:50am

Washington state legalized pot, but the black market lives on. Legally-grown pot is leaking into illegal markets, while criminal networks of illegal producers pretend they're licensed.

(Image credit: Martin Kaste/NPR)

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David Price Says Fortnite Not To Blame For Carpal Tunnel

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:15am

Boston Red Sox player David Price developed carpal tunnel syndrome. He plays a lot of the video game Fortnite. He says the game is not the cause — but says he'll cut back on gaming at ballgames.

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What's Playing At Cannes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am

Movie reviewer Kenneth Turan talks with NPR's David Greene about the newest movie in the Star Wars franchise and other noteworthy films coming out of this year's Cannes festival.

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Judge Overturns California Assisted Suicide Law

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am

A judge in California has overturned that state's physician-assisted suicide law. The state attorney general now has five days to appeal the ruling to keep the law in place.

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Democrat Chrissy Houlahan On Pennsylvania's 6th

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am

NPR's David Greene talks to Chrissy Houlahan, winner of the (unopposed) Democratic primary in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, about how she plans to flip the seat in the midterm elections.

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Prominent Mexican Journalist Joins A Long List Of Those Killed

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am

A radio news host has been killed in southern Mexico, bringing to at least 32 the number of journalists killed since 2012. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

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Senate Votes On Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am

Democrats in the Senate are staging an insurgent vote to stop the repeal of net neutrality from going into effect in June. The measure faces long odds in the House.

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