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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

12/11/2017
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Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

Duration: 00:03:34


Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

12/8/2017
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They say the Republican tax proposals encourage companies to buy robots instead of hiring people and creating jobs. Some employers and economist say the bill should promote training instead.

Duration: 00:04:29


Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

12/4/2017
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The rationale behind the GOP tax plan is that the economy needs stimulus. But it's already growing and near full employment. And the plan could be undercut by the Fed as it raises interest rates.

Duration: 00:03:59


Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

12/1/2017
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The former national security adviser is becoming a central figure in the special counsel's probe of Russian election interference and any possible connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Duration: 00:04:30


'We Don't Feel Safe Here': Building A Post-Hurricane Life In Puerto Rico

11/30/2017
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Hurricane season is ending but rebuilding in Puerto Rico is just starting and will take years. Residents of Cataño describe the impact Hurricane Maria had on their once peaceful and safe neighborhood.

Duration: 00:03:57


Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Hinders Farm Businesses' Seed Research

11/29/2017
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Many agriculture companies rely on the island's climate for the research and development of commercial corn, soybean and other seeds grown in the U.S. But the storm wiped out needed infrastructure.

Duration: 00:03:35


What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

11/28/2017
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Last year, every graduating senior at Ballou High School got into college. A WAMU and NPR investigation shows that many of those students missed more than a month of school and struggled academically.

Duration: 00:07:58


In Ads, Tobacco Companies Admit They Made Cigarettes More Addictive

11/27/2017
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A federal judge ordered tobacco companies to pay for ads warning that their products are deadly and that they manipulated them to be addictive. But the form of the ads may be dulling their effect.

Duration: 00:04:09


Saving Lives Via Text Message

11/26/2017
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The suicide rate for teenage girls is at a 40-year high. A nonprofit called Crisis Text Line is providing help — sometimes lifesaving help — through a medium trusted by young people: text messages.

Duration: 00:07:22


Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

11/22/2017
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The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

Duration: 00:02:35


What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

11/21/2017
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The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.

Duration: 00:03:23


Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

11/20/2017
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Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.

Duration: 00:04:22


Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes

11/16/2017
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Billions of these birds once flew over North America, but the last known passenger pigeon died in 1914. To try to figure out what happened, scientists analyzed DNA from the toes of birds in museums.

Duration: 00:03:27


When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

11/16/2017
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These days, Puerto Rico's monumental power restoration effort involves helicopters dropping 100-foot towers into the mountains and a "big dance" of crews, equipment and expertise.

Duration: 00:04:19


Why Some Survivors Of Sexual Harassment And Assault Wait To Tell Their Stories

11/15/2017
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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has questioned why it took decades for women to come forward and accuse him of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time women have gotten that reaction.

Duration: 00:07:56


Slow And Upbeat EPA Response To Hurricane Harvey Pollution Angers Residents

11/13/2017
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Hurricane Harvey caused industrial facilities to release an extra 5.98 million pounds of air pollution. Some people who live and work near the plants are frustrated with the federal response.

Duration: 00:05:20


After Fires, California Wine Country Wants Tourists Back

11/11/2017
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Tasting rooms have been nearly empty when normally they'd be packed.

Duration: 00:04:10


With Shiny Pink And Camo, Casket Designer Honors Texas Shooting Victims

11/10/2017
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Trey Ganem is offering free customized caskets for the victims of Sunday's shooting. He hopes his designs help to celebrate their lives.

Duration: 00:04:00


Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

11/9/2017
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Army officials say they're beginning a drawdown of federal troops on Puerto Rico, even as many homes still lack power and clean drinking water.

Duration: 00:04:27


Trainers, Lawyers Say Sexual Harassment Training Fails

11/8/2017
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The primary reason most harassment training fails is that both managers and workers regard it as a pro forma exercise aimed at limiting the employer's legal liability, trainers and lawyers say.

Duration: 00:03:55

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