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Chinese Activists Detained After Investigating Factory Making Ivanka Trump Shoes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Equipment at a Huajian shoe factory in China

Two Chinese labor activists are missing, presumed to be detained by police. Another has been arrested. They were working undercover to document alleged labor abuses.

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College Access Index Shows Shrinking Levels Of Economic Diversity

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times columnist David Leonhardt about how this year’s college access index shows that economic diversity is shrinking at American colleges.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Cooling towers at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa., earlier this month.

The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, says the facility will be closed unless the state of Pennsylvania decides to bail it out.

(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)

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Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

A key part of President Trump’s tax plan is to repatriate corporate profits held overseas back to the U.S. With the lure of lower corporate rates, the idea is that companies will free up overseas earnings and instead invest in jobs and equipment in the U.S. A similar scheme was tried during the administration of George W. Bush, but companies used most of the money on stock buybacks or to pay dividends to shareholders.

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On Day 3 Of Cancellation Chaos, British Airways Edges Closer To Recovery

Monday, May 29th, 2017

A board at Heathrow Airport in London displays a slew of cancellations for British Airways flights on Saturday. An IT systems failure laid waste to flyers

A “catastrophic” IT systems failure has disrupted roughly 75,000 British Airways passengers’ flights since it struck the company Saturday morning. “We profusely apologize,” the airline’s CEO said.

(Image credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)

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