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Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:33:00 -0500

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.



Episode 756: The Bees Go To California

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:17:00 -0500

Early every year, 30 billion bees make their way across the country to California's Central Valley. Here's why.



FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:29:00 -0500

The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.



Manufacturing CEOs Face Challenges Training Workers In High-Tech Jobs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500

At a meeting with President Trump Thursday, manufacturing CEOs talked about the challenge of finding workers qualified to do the high-tech jobs that are available. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, about what's wrong with existing training programs for manufacturing jobs.



Google Spinoff Sues Uber, Saying Leader Of Autonomous Vehicle Unit Stole Key Designs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:38:00 -0500

Waymo, the company that began as Google's self-driving-car project, says a former manager "took extraordinary efforts to raid Waymo's design server and then conceal his activities."



Trump Meets With Manufacturers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

CEOs from large manufacturing companies were at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to create jobs. Steve Inskeep speaks with Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers.



PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:53:00 -0500

On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.



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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:00 -0500

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."



Landowners Likely To Bring More Lawsuits As Trump Moves On Border Wall

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:35:00 -0500

More than 300 eminent domain lawsuits were filed after previous efforts to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Now more lawsuits are expected as President Trump continues the project.



When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:26:00 -0500

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.



Voters Trust The Media More Than Trump... Maybe

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:45:00 -0500

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.



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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:27:00 -0500

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.



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

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:54:00 -0500

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.



Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:18:00 -0500

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



Poverty Plus A Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

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.