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April 22, 2014 | NPR · A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · Tuesday marks one month since a hillside gave way and wiped out a rural neighborhood. Crews have been looking for victims' remains ever since. On Monday, the official death toll increased by 2 to 41.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.
 

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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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Mar 11, 2014 — Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.
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Feb 27, 2014 — The electric-car company wants to build a massive plant in the U.S. to churn out 500,000 vehicle batteries a year. That's more than the combined current production at all the factories in the world.
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Nov 14, 2013 — Unlike the technologies in laptops, smartphones and electric cars, the batteries inside them have been slow to evolve. In Silicon Valley, more than 40 companies are working on finding a battery breakthrough. And they're facing international competition.
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Aug 7, 2013 — In South Korea, a new type of charging road — power, not tolls — allows electric vehicles to be recharged whether they're parked or on the move. A city flipped the switch on a road this week to power commuter buses on an inner city route.
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Jul 29, 2013 — BMW, which unveiled its all-electric i3 compact sedan on Monday, will reportedly give customers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks each year. The move is part of efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round.
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Feb 23, 2013 — Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?
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Feb 12, 2013 — After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.
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Jan 22, 2013 — AeroVironment has an unusual combination of products — military drones and electric vehicle chargers. The company's president acknowledges that some workers are uncomfortable with the company's dual interests, but he doesn't see a conflict.
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Sep 24, 2012 — Tesla Motors is an automotive rarity — a startup, and a car company that comes out of Silicon Valley, not Detroit or Japan or Germany. Tesla hopes the technology it uses to make electric cars will upend the industry.
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