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New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech on the right and left.

Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.

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Walmart, Google Join Forces In Online Fight Against Amazon

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017 11:14 a.m.

The world's largest retailer will hawk its products on Google Express for the first time in a play to get a bigger chunk of the growing voice-enabled shopping market currently dominated by Amazon.

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Headless Torso ID'd As Reporter Who Died Aboard Inventor's Personal Sub

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017 11:11 a.m.

Peter Madsen and the journalist set out alone in his submarine. Within days, the sub had sunk and Madsen had admitted that Kim Wall died aboard. Now, police say remains that washed ashore are hers.

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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017 10:50 a.m.

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

NPR | Aug. 23, 2017 10:03 a.m.

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to rogue nation's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

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Paul Ryan Arrives In Oregon To Fundraise For Rep. Greg Walden

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 8:57 a.m. | Hillsboro, Oregon

House Speaker Paul Ryan arrived at Intel’s Hillsboro, Oregon, facility Wednesday morning to talk about federal tax reform and other issues of concern to the manufacturing powerhouse.

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Here's The Kicker: Oregonians To Receive A Tax Rebate In 2018

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017 8:45 a.m.

It's official: Oregon taxpayers will receive a $464 million kicker next year.

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Oregon Governor, State Police Chief Stand Up For Recreational Marijuana

AP | Aug. 23, 2017 7:52 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon's governor and the head of the state police defended the state's legal marijuana industry in letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been hinting at a crackdown on states that have legalized cannabis in defiance of federal law.

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Still Plenty Of Eclipse T-Shirts Left As Visitors Head Home

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 23, 2017 6 a.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Businesses in Prineville, Oregon, are still humming with customers as the Symbiosis Festival winds down after Monday’s eclipse.

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Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? A Jury Says Yes. Scientists Aren't So Sure

NPR | Aug. 22, 2017 3:49 p.m.

Scientists have found an association between talc and ovarian cancer, but they don't agree on exactly what that means.

Business | Nation | Science | Environment

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

NPR | Aug. 22, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."