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As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

Tue, 2015-06-16 07:50

Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

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U.S. House Looks To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

Tue, 2015-06-16 07:42

The House is voting once again — but it's just a procedural vote. Trade supporters want to give themselves six more weeks to find a way to reach agreement on a trade package.

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Donald Trump Is In: Promises To 'Make America Great Again'

Tue, 2015-06-16 07:23

After taking the stage to a sustained ovation as the song "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World," Trump laid out a list of things he would fix if he were in charge.

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When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

Tue, 2015-06-16 07:08

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.

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Balcony Collapse Kills 5 Irish Students In Berkeley, Calif.

Tue, 2015-06-16 06:59

"It is with great sadness that I confirm that a number of young Irish citizens have lost their lives," says Ireland's foreign minister.

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Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

Tue, 2015-06-16 06:34

To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.

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Why Scream For Gelato Instead Of Ice Cream? Here's The Scoop

Tue, 2015-06-16 05:01

Ice cream's velvety Italian cousin is becoming one of America's favorite frozen desserts. It has less fat, but somehow tastes creamier and holds flavors better. So what's gelato's secret?

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'I Identify As Black,' Rachel Dolezal Says In TV Interview

Tue, 2015-06-16 04:43

"The timing of it was a shock," former NAACP official Rachel Dolezal said of her white parents' speaking to the media. "Wow. The timing was completely unexpected."

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Egyptian Court Sentences Morsi To Life, And Then To Death

Tue, 2015-06-16 03:19

The rulings in Cairo confirm sentences against Mohammed Morsi that were handed down this spring. NPR's Leila Fadel says "the cases have been criticized as show trials with fantastical accusations."

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Al-Qaida Confirms Its No. 2 Leader Was Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Tue, 2015-06-16 02:48

Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.

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Insurance Still Doesn't Cover Childbirth For Some Young Women

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:48

Insurance coverage for maternity care is deemed essential under the Affordable Care Act. But adult children on a parent's plan still may be on the hook for the cost of childbirth. And it's not cheap.

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Pope's Missive On Environment, Poverty Could Affect Habits Of Millions

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:07

On Thursday, the Vatican releases Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and poverty. He has said he believes global warming is a moral, and man-made, issue — angering climate change skeptics.

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5 Things You Should Know About Donald Trump

Tue, 2015-06-16 01:03

"The Donald" has high national name recognition and has made forays into politics before. He was once one of several contenders for the nomination of the Reform Party and won a primary.

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Al-Qaida Confirms Its No. 2 Leader Is Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

Mon, 2015-06-15 23:19

In a video, a senior operative read a statement announcing the death of Nasir al-Wahishi, who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal secretary. Al-Wahishi's deputy has been tapped to replace him.

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Emoji Passwords Could Be Coming Your Way. Is That A Good Thing?

Mon, 2015-06-15 17:57

An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.

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Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:59

Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.

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Chicago Hopes To Clinch The Stanley Cup On Home Ice For First Time In Decades

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:52

Tampa Bay looks to Steve Stamkos to break out of his scoring funk, and keep the Lightning alive in the series.

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Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:51

The hack of federal workers' personal data is the latest theft of Social Security numbers. The government isn't saying how many SSNs have been stolen over time. One expert says it's more than half.

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Bernie Sanders 'Stunned' By Large Crowds Showing Up For Him

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:37

"I mean, I had to fight my way to get into the room," presidential candidate Sanders said of a recent event in Minnesota that drew an estimated 5,000 people. "Standing room only."

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Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By Listening

Mon, 2015-06-15 13:36

Atlantic Cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.

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