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In DC, Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray

NPR | Jan. 20, 2017

An inauguration protest in Washington, D.C., turned confrontational on Friday, as several hundred black-clad protesters broke windows and police responded with pepper spray and a concussive device.

Oregon's 2016 Jobless Rate Matches Record Low Set In 1995

Register-Guard | Jan. 19, 2017

The state’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in December, from 5 percent in November, according to the Employment Department.

Ex-Democrat Wilbur Ross Makes Some Republicans Nervous At Confirmation Hearing

NPR | Jan. 19, 2017

The Commerce Secretary nominee signaled that the Trump administration would respond aggressively to trade violations, but several GOP senators worried that such confrontations could harm the economy.

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'Always Home': Martial Arts Teacher Helps Rebuild Pride In Oklahoma Town

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 3:33 p.m.

Brownie Harjo runs a martial arts studio in the oldest building in Holdenville, Okla. Though the small town has seen better days, Harjo believes Holdenville still has potential.

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Who's Lifting Chinese People Out Of Poverty?

NPR | Jan. 18, 2017 5:42 a.m.

China says it has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. But who's doing the lifting? And why use the term 'lifting' in the first place?

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Washington, Oregon Know What They Want From Trump

Northwest News Network | Jan. 17, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Whether you’re a Trump-loving Republican governor or a Democratic governor who loathes Trump, infrastructure doesn’t have a “D” or an “R” next to it.

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Gulf Between Richest And Poorest Is Wider Than Previously Thought, Oxfam Says

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 5:11 p.m.

Last year, Oxfam said the world's richest 62 people had as much money as the poorest 3.6 billion. Turns out those numbers were wrong: The richest nine people had as much wealth as half the planet.

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More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 12:47 p.m.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people over 60 with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.

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China's Xi Jinping Defends Globalization In First-Ever Speech At World Economic Forum

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 7:53 a.m.

"No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," the Chinese president said in Davos, Switzerland. He responded to statements by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name.

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Blockchain Could Be A Force For Good. But First You Have To Understand It

NPR | Jan. 16, 2017 5:01 p.m.

As they say, it's complicated. But blockchain technology could be a boon for the world's poorest places.

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For People With Developmental Disabilities, Food Work Means More Self Reliance

NPR | Jan. 14, 2017 10:50 a.m.

Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.

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Federal Government Gives Oregon New Health Care Waiver

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has been granted a new waiver from the federal government to continue transforming its health care system.

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Opponents Call Foul On Mega-Dairy Construction

East Oregonian | Jan. 13, 2017 8:20 a.m.

While it remains unclear whether state agencies will sign off on a controversial 30,000-cow dairy farm in Morrow County, that hasn’t stopped construction from moving quickly ahead.