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Amid U.S.-Mexico Strains, Tillerson And Kelly Take On 'Tough Trip'

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017

Talks between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly with their Mexican counterparts were intended to smooth out growing tensions between the two countries.

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.

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

NPR | Feb. 23, 2017

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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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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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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Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 5:18 a.m.

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.

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With Utah Out, Outdoor Retailer Show Could Come To Oregon

Statesman Journal | Feb. 20, 2017 8:04 a.m.

The world's largest outdoor gear show is suddenly without a home, and Oregon officials are hoping to pounce.

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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

NPR | Feb. 20, 2017 7:20 a.m.

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

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A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

NPR | Feb. 19, 2017 7:51 a.m.

Decades ago, Garden City, Kansas, embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.

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China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea, Dealing A Blow To Pyongyang

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017 9:30 a.m.

China's commerce ministry announced Saturday it will be freezing imports through the end of the year. North Korea, which does 90 percent of its business with China, relies on coal as its No. 1 export.

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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 3:09 p.m.

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.