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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.
 
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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Jul 10, 2014 — Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.
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Jul 10, 2014 — But the South Korean electronics company's own recent report on conditions at about 100 Chinese suppliers' factories found no child labor, though it did find other violations.
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Oct 7, 2013 — The majority of the nation's pears grow in the Pacific Northwest, and this year's harvest is predicted to be one of the largest in history. But farmers are facing a shortfall that's been plaguing many agricultural industries: not enough workers to pick the fruit.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.
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Aug 7, 2013 — One of the nation's largest herb producers once relied heavily on undocumented labor, but has learned some hard lessons since an immigration crackdown. He says transitioning to a legal workforce was well worth it, but that navigating a cumbersome foreign worker program has been challenging.
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Apr 10, 2013 — Penny-pinching CEOs are relocating businesses to places with fitter workers and lower health costs. Colorado, where adult obesity rates are low, is playing up its health advantage as it tries to lure companies to move.
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Nov 29, 2011 — Nestle, the world' largest food company, has hired an organization that specializes in accountability to investigate and document child labor on the cocoa farms that supply its chocolate in Côte d'Ivoire.
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Sep 22, 2011 — This summer, fair food activists demanded that Trader Joe's sign an agreement to pay tomato pickers higher wages. The social cost of industrial agriculture is rarely discussed even as American consumers grow increasingly discontented with how food is produced.
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Aug 2, 2011 — The Federal Aviation Administration has been in a partial shutdown since July 22. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the shutdown will continue, with some 4,000 federal workers on furlough. "It'll be closed until... maybe not September, maybe more than that," he says.
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Oct 8, 2010 — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR producer Felix Contreras interviews his father, a former migrant worker, about labor leader Cesar Chavez.
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