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April 23, 2014 | NPR · They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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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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