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Oregon Officials To Open Part Of Coast To Dungeness Crabbing

AP | Dec. 10, 2016 10:53 a.m. | Newport, Oregon

Oregon officials plan to open the commercial crab season on Dec. 18 for a portion of coast that runs from Cape Blanco to the Oregon-California border.

Nation | Business

Black Santa Claus Is A Hit At Mall Of America, But Faces An Online Backlash

NPR | Dec. 10, 2016 5:59 a.m.

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.

Election | Nation | Business

Trump Transition Asks Energy Dept. Which Employees Work On Climate Change

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 8:24 p.m.

The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.

World | Environment | Business

How Your Cashmere Sweater Is Decimating Mongolia's Grasslands

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 7:41 p.m.

Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though: these goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.

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U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 2:13 p.m.

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.

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Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 2:07 p.m.

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

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Washington State Dairy Workers Challenge Their Exemption From Overtime Pay

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 1:33 p.m.

The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.

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Choice Of Scott Pruitt To Run EPA Frustrates Some Oregonians

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 1:28 p.m. | Portland

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has ruffled some feathers in Oregon.

Food | Nation | Business

Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 12:36 p.m.

A hunger researcher and two restaurateurs teamed up to open EAT Café, a restaurant that aims to provide a sit-down dining experience even to people who typically can't afford to eat at restaurants.

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Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 11:51 a.m.

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.