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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

NPR | June 25, 2017

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR | June 24, 2017

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

NPR | June 24, 2017

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR | June 24, 2017 6:39 a.m.

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

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Oregon House Narrowly Votes To Scale Back Hot-Button Tax Break

OPB | June 23, 2017 4:10 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon House has narrowly passed a measure meant to scale back a tax break intended for small businesses.

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:36 p.m.

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

NPR | June 23, 2017 3:09 p.m.

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

NPR | June 23, 2017 11:05 a.m.

The dispute pits graduate student teachers who voted to unionize against an administration that refuses to bargain and disputes the election's validity. Yale says it's awaiting a federal review.

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FCC Takes Up Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

NPR | June 23, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.

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Activists On The Left Seek To Harness Spending As Part Of Their Anti-Trump Resistance

NPR | June 23, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Boycotts are a powerful and familiar form of protest and now it seems "procotts" — when shoppers seek out products that help support their political beliefs — among anti-Trumpers are on the rise.

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Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

NPR | June 23, 2017 4:48 a.m.

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

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Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:32 p.m.

FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

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Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

NPR | June 22, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.