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He, She, They: Workplaces Adjust As Gender Identity Norms Change

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:05

As more people identify themselves as neither categorically male or female, some employers are making changes to neutralize references to gender in everything from name tags to bathrooms.

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As The Climate Warms, Companies Are Scrambling To Calculate The Risk To Their Profits

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:05

Companies are trying to figure out the risks to their profits from a warming planet. Some of them are turning to high-tech tools of climate science.

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A Boy's Mysterious Illness Leads His Family On A Diagnostic Odyssey

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:05

Alex Yiu was born a healthy seeming baby. But by age 2, his muscle control and speech were deteriorating. His baffling condition took a decade to diagnose. The reanalysis of a DNA test was the key.

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The Goldfish Tariff: Fancy Pet Fish Among The Stranger Casualties Of The Trade War

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:05

China is considered the motherland of aquarium goldfish, bred over centuries into rare forms. Now tariffs have some U.S. sellers of these goldfish in a tailspin.

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The War On Terror, Through The Eyes Of 3 Women At The CIA

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:05

After the 2001 al-Qaida attacks, the CIA ramped up counterterrorism operations. This included a surge in young, female recruits. Three have written new books about their secretive work.

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5 Ways To Make The Office More Welcoming For People Of All Gender Identities

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:02

There are a few ways employers and colleagues can respectfully welcome people who do not conform to traditional gender norms.

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For NASA's New Suits, 'Mobility' Is The Watchword

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:34

The space agency unveils two new spacesuits for a planned 2024 return to the moon. They're designed to be more comfortable and easier to move around in than their Apollo-era forerunners.

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6 Takeaways From The 4th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:13

Elizabeth Warren faced new scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg controlled multiple exchanges and the potential conflicts of interest of Joe Biden's son got relatively little focus.

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Hong Kong's Leader Driven Out Of Legislature By Raucous Pro-Democracy Lawmakers

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:22

Embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam was unable to give her annual policy address before the territory's legislature amid shouts in support of anti-government protests and her resignation.

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Tracking The Money Race Behind The Presidential Campaign

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 01:13

See which 2020 presidential candidate has raised the most money, who has spent the most, where a candidate's funding comes from — and how the Democrats stack up against President Trump.

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In Democratic Debate, A Fiery Clash Over U.S. Role In Syria

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:16

All the candidates oppose President Trump's recent troop withdrawal. But the two military veterans on the stage revealed a lack of consensus over how the U.S. should move forward in the Middle East.

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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar To Endorse Bernie Sanders For President

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:57

The two progressive congresswomen are part of "The Squad" — a quartet of freshman Democratic women of color who are popular with the party's base but who are frequent targets of Democrats and Trump.

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A Surging Warren Faces Attacks From More Moderate 2020 Candidates

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:53

Facing scrutiny from other candidates for the first time, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions were described as unrealistic and expensive by her rivals in the Democratic debate.

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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Term In College Admissions Scandal

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:43

Huffman must also pay a $30,000 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

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Biden On Ukraine: 'My Son Did Nothing Wrong, I Did Nothing Wrong'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:54

With the debate's second question, the former vice president gets a chance to respond to President Trump's accusations.

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White House Reportedly Replaced Ukraine Policy Staff With 'Three Amigos'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:16

Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called a meeting which resulted in the replacement of the administration's Ukraine team with people considered more reliable, according to an account of a deposition.

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3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:06

A new study estimates that the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy about $631 billion due to health care costs and the unrealized lifetime earnings of people who died of overdoses.

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Listen Live To Democratic Presidential Debate Sponsored By CNN, The New York Times

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:02

A dozen candidates, the most so far on one stage, gather for the fourth primary debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Listen live on NPR starting at 8 p.m. E.T.

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October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:30

Twelve candidates are on stage in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday night — amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters are providing live analysis and fact checks of their remarks.

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Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 18:24

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.

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