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As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:24

A Vietnamese laborer tells NPR he was led to believe he would learn construction work but ended up cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear site. Migrant advocates say Japan needs to overhaul the program.

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Episode #1903

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:54

Immortal Technique, Taina and Reyna Grande's New Memoir

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Forget Screen Time Rules. Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:15

In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.

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International Criminal Court Drops War Crimes Charges Against Ex-Ivory Coast Leader

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:49

Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the wake of his 2010 electoral loss. Charges against his former youth minister also were dropped.

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John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:47

"The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant," Reilly says of the iconic slapstick duo. He plays Oliver Hardy in the new film Stan & Ollie.

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Everyone Is A Traveler As The CW Returns To 'Roswell, New Mexico'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:02

In a reboot of the late-'90s drama, three secret space aliens struggle to hide their secret in a town trained to look for them. And believe it or not, it's a solid show.

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Top House Republican Leader Calls On Rep. Steve King To Resign

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:11

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney was one of the first Republicans to criticize the Iowa Congressman for his latest in a history of controversial remarks.

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What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:42

One of the nation's top economists explores the past and future of work in cities. He finds that opportunities for workers without a college degree are drying up.

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Future Of Theresa May's Brexit Deal, And Brexit Itself, Hinges On Pivotal Vote

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:50

The U.K. prime minister delayed a critical vote last month because her deal didn't have enough support. Now, the vote is back on — but its odds of approval still look long. What happens if it fails?

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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:48

A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:21

Channing's big break came in 1949 when she was cast as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. But she'll always be remembered for her role as a life-loving matchmaker and "meddler" in Hello, Dolly!

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Feast Fit For A Burger King: Trump Serves Fast Food To College Football Champs

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:10

The president paid for the meal himself, he said. That did not spare him from the disdainful glee of Twitter hecklers.

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Trump's Pick For Attorney General Goes Before Senate Committee Tuesday

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:00

William Barr, who also served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush, will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee which is full of potential Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls.

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Saudi Woman Who Fled Country Hopes She Inspires Others To Follow

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:30

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun captured the attention of the world in a series of social media posts pleading for asylum. Her family, who she claimed was abusive, has disowned her.

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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:02

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

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Clinics Struggle To Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups And Green Cards

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:00

Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That's the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid.

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Nursing Home Launches New Investigation After Woman In Vegetative State Gives Birth

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:49

A former prosecutor of Maricopa County, Ariz., "will have unfettered access to every facet of [Hacienda Healthcare's] business — including all the records related to this matter," the company said.

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Government Shutdown Leads To A Spike In Canceled Immigration Hearings

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:19

The backlog of more than 800,000 immigration cases awaiting hearings, which has grown almost 50 percent under the Trump administration, is forecast to grow even larger.

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'Barely Treading Water': Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:11

As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, federal workers are struggling to make ends meet. But according to Jamiles Lartey, the shutdown is having a disproportionate effect on black workers.

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Activists Say 40 Detained And 2 Dead In Gay Purge In Chechnya

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:03

The "new wave of persecution" began when a social media group administrator's phone contacts were accessed by Chechen authorities, according to the Russian LGBT Network.

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