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Private Prisons Back In Mix For Federal Inmates As Sessions Rescinds Order

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017

In dropping the Obama-era order to phase out private prisons, Sessions writes that a return to earlier methods allows the flexibility "to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system."

Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017

For many Asian Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.

Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump... Maybe

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017

In just a few days, two different polls give two different answers to the same question: Do you trust Trump or the news media more? One lesson here is don't trust any single poll too much.

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Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:48 a.m.

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.

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Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:27 a.m.

Every winter people flock to the frigid lakes of Canada and the northern U.S.A. to ice fish. According to a new study, thislow and seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

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The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:20 a.m.

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Their customers love the aromas and murky look of the beers. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

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Go To College, Play Video Games. E-Sports Make A Play For The Big Ten

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 10:04 a.m.

There's no prize money involved, although League of Legends maker Riot Games offers scholarships for the e-sports teams at Ohio State and competitors at other Big Ten campuses.

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Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017 6:01 a.m.

Some African countries have long witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor and conflict-ridden, where people's main food is a bitter, poisonous variety of cassava.

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Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 4:58 p.m.

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.

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Episode 654: When The Boats Arrive

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 2:26 p.m.

In the span of a few months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cuban immigrants arrived in Miami. So what happened to Florida's economy with all these new people coming in? And what can we learn from it?

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Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 2:02 p.m.

An overview of multiple legal challenges and protests since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considered approving a section of the pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

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PeaceHealth To Lay Off 181 In Lane County

The Register-Guard | Feb. 22, 2017 8:09 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

PeaceHealth plans to cut 125 jobs in late April at its large medical laboratory in Springfield, as well as 56 other lab-related jobs at 14 other facilties in Lane County, according to documents released Tuesday by the state.

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Marijuana Sales Pump $5.3M More Into Oregon State Coffers

AP | Feb. 22, 2017 7:34 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Revenue announced Tuesday it received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January. The grand total of $65.4 million received in the year since Oregon started taxing cannabis sales is blowing the original estimate out of the water.