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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:15

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:08

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:58

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:45

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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What gadgets are the (college) kids using these days?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:22
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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 14:07

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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