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2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work
For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.
NPR6 min readPolitics
'The Economy Is Slipping': China's Slowdown Hits Former Boomtown
He Qiang should be manning his convenience store, but today he's collecting tiny green berries along the road and shooting them at birds with his slingshot. The 26-year-old is distracting himself from his worries. He spent all his savings — the equiv
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To Safely Study Volcanoes, Scientists Bring The Blast To Them
Studying active volcanoes can be dangerous. Which is why a group of scientists from around the world came together to simulate volcanic blasts. What they're learning will help them at a real eruption.
NPR5 min read
Who's On NPR?
Distinguishing whether content comes from NPR or others is not always easy. Here's a quick guide.
NPR6 min readSociety
Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.
NPR6 min readSociety
Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children in One Pakistani City Get HIV?
In late April, a tragedy began to unfold in Larkana. First one, then 15, now hundreds of youngsters have been found to be HIV positive. Who is responsible?
NPR3 min readPolitics
6 Themes To Pay Attention To In Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions
From the Census citizenship question and political gerrymandering to the separation of church and state, the high court will make some rulings of consequence over the next month.
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Dressbarn, Women's Clothing Chain, To Close All Stores
The company's CFO, Steven Taylor, called it a difficult decision but said the "chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment."
NPR6 min read
After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were
More than 200 migrants die attempting to cross the Southwest border each year. Slowly, scientists at a Texas laboratory are seeking the story of their bones.
NPR4 min read
CBS News Places Gayle King Front And Center In Revamp
CBS's Gayle King is having a moment at a time of scandals and ratings struggles at the network. She has emerged with a hefty new contract and a new team as the new CBS This Morning debuted Monday.
NPR3 min read
Kamchatka Is A Rich Backdrop For Mystery In 'Disappearing Earth'
Julia Phillips' debut novel takes readers through a year following the disappearance of two little girls in the remote Russian province of Kamchatka — and the way that disappearance reverberates.
NPR2 min readSociety
Accused Shooter In New Zealand Mosque Attacks Charged With Terrorism
New Zealand police charged Brenton Tarrant, an Australian citizen, under the Terrorism Suppression Act. He also faces charges of 51 counts of murder and 40 counts of attempted murder.
NPR3 min readPolitics
More Tariffs On China, More Head Scratching From Economists
The evidence is clear: tariffs are a tax on consumers. At best they're "a really inefficient jobs-creation program," according to a leading scholar. Who wins in a trade war? If anyone, only bystanders
NPR3 min readFood & Wine
Belgian Monastery Will Brew Beer Again, After A 220-Year Pause
The last time Belgium's Grimbergen Abbey brewed its own beer, the United States was only about 20 years old.
NPR4 min readPolitics
'Unfreedom Of The Press' Is Full Of Bombast And Bile
Right-wing Fox host Mark Levin conducts no interviews and offers no original research in his book; it is little more than a free gift with purchase: People are instead buying his message to the media.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Across The Country, Protesters Rally To Stop States' Abortion Bans
Protesters rallied outside statehouses and the Supreme Court, where some of the laws may eventually be considered. Hundreds of events were part of a national day of action called #StopTheBans.
NPR1 min read
Nepalese Sherpa Sets Mount Everest Record (Again), Climbing Mountain Twice In A Week
A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he's hoping to do it one more time before he retires.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Muslim Lawmakers Host Ramadan Feast At Capitol
The nonprofit Muslim Advocates, along with the three Muslims in Congress, held an iftar, the breaking of the daily fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the U.S. Capitol on Monday night.
NPR7 min readSociety
Alabama Faces Deadline To Address Dangerous And Deadly Prison Conditions
Critics say a plan to build new prisons won't solve the entrenched, underlying issues in the state prison system that have been found to be unconstitutional.
NPR3 min read
Teens Who Don't Buckle Up: Chevy Has A Surprise For You
A new feature in some 2020 models will kick in if "Teen Driver" mode is on. If a driver turns on the car without wearing a seat belt, the car will temporarily refuse to shift out of park .
NPR3 min readPolitics
When LA's Air Got Better, Kids' Asthma Cases Dropped
New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.
NPR2 min read
Claudia Grisales Joins NPR's Washington Desk
In a note to newsroom staff Senior Washington Editor, Beth Donovan, and Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update: All — We are delighted to announce that Claudia Grisales will be NPR's newest congressional reporter. Cla
NPR4 min readPolitics
Democrats' Impeachment Divide Tests Pelosi
President Trump's efforts to block congressional oversight into his administration and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is ratcheting up impeachment talk among House Democrats.
NPR2 min read
Three-time Formula One Champ Niki Lauda Is Dead At 70
Lauda survived a major crash during the 1976 German Grand Prix, racing again just weeks later. Lauda later went into the aviation business.
NPR1 min readPolitics
3 Wills Found At Aretha Franklin's Home
After the singer's death last August, lawyers and family said that she had left no final instructions. But on Monday, three handwritten wills, found in her home, were filed in a Michigan court.
NPR4 min readRelationships & Parenting
Hot Job Market Is Wooing Women Into Workforce Faster Than Men
Over the past three years, women returned to the workforce at more than double the rate of men. Growth in industries that rely on women and heavy recruitment of women might help explain why.
NPR2 min read
1st Named Storm Of Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Develop Monday Night
The low-pressure system is currently a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. It's expected to become a tropical storm well before the official hurricane season starts on June 1.
NPR3 min read
'Over The Rainbow' Composer's Estate Sues Big Tech And Labels For Alleged Piracy
Harold Arlen's son and his estate are suing Google, Apple, Amazon and scores of record labels for illegally selling and streaming his music.
NPR2 min read
Ensemble Signal Plays Jonny Greenwood: Tiny Desk Concert
Watch members of the New York-based group give the world premiere video performances of two recent pieces by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood.
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