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A Dutch brothel where women work for themselves

6/15/2018
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My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.

Duration:00:05:22

US announces steel and aluminum tariffs; German cars could be next

5/31/2018
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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on a telephone briefing that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico would go into effect at midnight.

Duration:00:04:52

Delivering food is now a dangerous job in Venezuela

5/29/2018
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Venezuela has been wracked by a severe economic crisis and food shortages for several years. It's become so bad that truck drivers who deliver food fear for their lives.

Duration:00:04:36

The early impact of solar tariffs: Fewer American projects, fewer American jobs

5/24/2018
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Back in January, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and modules. It was aimed at Chinese and Asian imports.

Duration:00:05:01

Want to see where immigration policy changes put workers at risk? Go to Harvard.

5/9/2018
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The end of Temporary Protected Status for many immigrants threatens the university’s support staff — and many of the campus’s more active union members.

Duration:00:05:38

The Mexican government says it will help people who are deported, but they often are left to make it on their own

5/9/2018
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The president of Mexico told people deported from the US, “You’re not alone.” But Omar Blas Olvera felt alone trying to restart his life and put his family back together in Mexico.

Duration:00:07:48

The great catfish war rages on

4/25/2018
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We’ve been hearing a lot about tariffs and trade wars. To look at how trade disputes can escalate, look at a 17-year-old skirmish between the US and Vietnam, and their fight over catfish.

Duration:00:06:43

Scott Pruitt's plan would double allowable auto emissions by 2025

4/22/2018
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to roll back fuel efficiency standards developed under President Obama. The decision would increase carbon emissions and pollution nationwide and also sets the stage for a possible legal battle with California, which wants to keep its more stringent standards.

Duration:00:09:55

'I don't want to miss any more': One woman tries to stay clean and out of jail

4/12/2018
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Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.

Duration:00:09:10

This migrant is done with the US. Instead, he's choosing to live undocumented in Mexico.

4/6/2018
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After years of a migrant's life, Daniel Vega, from Guatemala, is ready to put down roots in Mexico. But being "undocumented anywhere is never easy."

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How Alabama is becoming the auto capital of the South

4/3/2018
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Just 25 years ago, Alabama used to be a place for textiles. Now it's a place to build cars.

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Braces from home: The next stage in global dental care?

3/30/2018
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As traditional business models continue to break down, entrepreneurs have their sights on one more area to disrupt: traditional orthodontics.

Duration:00:05:08

'Day Zero' has been postponed, but Cape Town is still scrambling to deal with its water crisis

3/28/2018
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The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.

Duration:00:11:53

This Canadian First Nations group wants you to buy salmon raised on land

3/27/2018
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A First Nations group in British Columbia is trying to counter the environmental and economic impact of sea-based salmon farming by starting a new kind of salmon farm — on land. But the enterprise is fraught with challenges.

Duration:00:06:16

Will Saudi women drive once ban is lifted? US car companies want to find out.

3/26/2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree last year that lifted a decades-old ban on women driving in the Kingdom. The announcement caught many — including auto manufacturers — by surprise.

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How France uses 'le testing' to combat hiring discrimination

3/21/2018
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France doesn't collect comprehensive statistics based on race, ethnicity or religion. And that has something to do with its experience in World War II.

Duration:00:04:47

Undocumented workers fight for wages under the threat of deportation

3/20/2018
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Advocates say that these immigration enforcement threats keep workers from telling their stories of wage theft to law enforcement. Wage theft costs Los Angeles workers $26 million a week, according to the University of California, Los Angeles.

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On a Texas college campus, conservative Latinos explain their opposition to DACA

3/10/2018
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Most Latinos in the US, about 90 percent, support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But in Texas and especially in cities that are the closest to the US-Mexico Border, about 24 percent say they would want to end the Obama-era program that provides work permits and deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought the US illegally as children.

Duration:00:03:59

It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

3/10/2018
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Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections.

Duration:00:05:41

Economists warn Trump's policies will start a 1930s-era trade war

3/6/2018
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President Donald Trump is driving the global conversation on trade toward protectionism: the imposition of tariffs on imported goods. That may seem like a good idea on the surface, but most economists beg to differ. They point out that protectionism turned the economic chaos of the 1930s into a disaster.

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