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Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

Google's popular art selfie feature isn't available in Illinois or Texas. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a law professor at NorthwesternUniversity, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states.

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The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?

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How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.

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What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

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Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

Voters in rural Pennsylvania were crucial to electing President Trump. A year after he took office, they are mostly pleased with how Trump has executed his presidency.

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Trump Says His Commitment To Border Wall Is Rock Solid

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

President Trump's proposed border wall has long been a rallying cry for his supporters. Aides say Trump's views on the wall have evolved over time, but the president insists his plan is still rock solid.

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Sen. Tim Kaine On Why He Opposes Stopgap Funding Mechanism For Government

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms, NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says he opposes the stopgap funding mechanism that would keep the government open. Instead, he proposes that Congress stays in town until it can pass a long-term deal.

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Congressional Lawmakers Running Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

The federal government could shut down by Friday at midnight if lawmakers in Congress can't agree to keep the government funded. President Trump has muddied the situation by making contradictory statements about his position.

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Accusations Of 'Frat House' Behavior Trail 'LA Times' Publisher's Career

January 18, 2018 - 12:29pm

Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

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Scientists Edge Closer To A Blood Test To Detect Cancers

January 18, 2018 - 11:28am

This blood test detected signs of cancer in 70 percent of people with eight common forms of the disease. But it was much less good at identifying cancer in people in the early stages.

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