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Forgotten and crumbling, a PA steel town turned to Trump. Two years later, it's a mixed bag.

1/15/2019
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When presidential candidate Trump visited Rust Belt cities like Monessen, Pennsylvania, he made some bold promises to bring back jobs from overseas. Many voters, including lifelong Democrats, loved his message. How are they feeling now?

Duration:00:06:08

The 'Green New Deal' started with six college grads. Now, they're recruiting an army of young people.

1/14/2019
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The Green New Deal is often linked to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who is the idea’s most visible champion. But in its current form, it’s the brainchild of a bunch of 20-somethings sick of older generations’ inaction on climate change.

Duration:00:04:32

Japan’s shrinking labor force is finding new ways to fight karōshi — ‘death by overwork’

1/10/2019
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One Toyko company has started playing "Eye of the Tiger" at quitting time and last year, the government placed a cap on overtime hours, but workers suffer from a labor shortage that causes too much work for each worker.

Duration:00:05:17

Food inspections continue through shutdown but with some compromises

1/7/2019
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Among the US federal agencies shut down are the United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, the two agencies tasked with keeping our food safe.

Duration:00:05:25

How higher ed will be a battleground for immigration debates in 2019

1/3/2019
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Higher education institutions in the US are stepping into some of the nation's most pressing immigration policy debates.

Duration:00:02:58

Trump hypes jobs relocating back to the US. Are they?

12/26/2018
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How much credit, or blame, does Washington deserve for jobs moving back, or not moving back, to the US?

Duration:00:05:28

The 'right to repair' movement wants you to be able to fix your own stuff

12/24/2018
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"Right to Repair" promotes resources people need to fix the things they own, from smartphones to dishwashers to agricultural equipment. The movement started as a response to the growing stream of e-waste but has broadened its message.

Duration:00:06:00

Thousands stuck as London Gatwick grounds flights after spotting drones

12/20/2018
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The airport, expected to handle some 115,000 passengers, grounded flights after 'industrial' drones were spotted.

Duration:00:02:50

A Google affiliate is planning a ‘smart’ neighborhood in Toronto. Local opposition is growing.

12/17/2018
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A company wants to build a city from 'the internet up,' but locals are worried about privacy controls over personal data.

Duration:00:06:14

New Chinese policy is forcing people to think: Is there a better way to recycle?

12/14/2018
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For years, the model for American recycling was pretty simple: throw it in a bin, then let China deal with the mess. But no longer.

Duration:00:05:54

Judge halts Keystone XL pipeline, citing ‘complete disregard’ for climate

12/12/2018
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A federal judge in Montana ruled the Trump administration did not adequately consider the project's impact on climate change.

Duration:00:10:16

British Prime Minister Theresa May fights leadership revolt, warns Brexit in peril

12/12/2018
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British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her job in a leadership challenge on Wednesday triggered by Conservative lawmakers, saying a change could jeopardize Brexit from the European Union.

Duration:00:02:59

Smothered by smog, activists are urging Poland to reconsider coal

12/11/2018
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Coal smog can make many poles feel like they're living in the 19th century. Now a growing grassroots movement is pushing local and national governments to cut smog and rethink the country's heavy reliance on coal.

Duration:00:05:53

Insects slipping into the US are causing billions of dollars in damage

12/10/2018
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The US has two trade deficits: money and pests. A Congressional amendment would add some safeguards to clamp down on non-indigenous insects that are killing American trees.

Duration:00:06:17

WATCH: Macron addresses 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

12/10/2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.

Duration:00:04:43

Poland is a coal country. But for how long?

12/7/2018
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This year's climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. As the world meets to negotiate a follow-up to the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, Poland's leaders are promising continued reliance on coal.

Duration:00:06:22

A top Huawei executive has been arrested on a US request, clouding the China trade truce

12/6/2018
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The daughter of Huawei's founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States.

Duration:00:08:59

'Farming While Black': Cultivating food- and racial-justice in upstate New York

12/4/2018
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In her new book, "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land," Leah Penniman describes her journey as a woman of color reclaiming space in the agricultural world while providing a comprehensive guide for others who want to follow her path.

Duration:00:16:32

For France's yellow vest protesters, 'gas tax is the tip of the iceberg'

12/4/2018
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Protests in France that initially targeted an increase in the gas tax have turned into a broader anti-Macron demonstration. Over the weekend, protesters torched cars and smashed windows in the worst disturbances Paris has seen since 1968.

Duration:00:06:36

A pioneering ‘rewilding’ project in England transforms a 200-year-old family farm

12/3/2018
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When a multigenerational agricultural estate in West Sussex, England, was no longer a fruitful venture — the owners decided to let nature take its course.

Duration:00:17:36