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Def Jam’s Russell Simmons Steps Down Amid Sexual Attack Allegations

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam records, steps aside from leadership positions in his companies because of allegations of a sexual attack. Host David Greene speaks with NPR’s Elizabeth Blair.

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A Revenue ‘Trigger’ Would Shoot Down Tax Cuts If Economy Doesn’t Grow As Expected

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Republican Senate leaders, shown here speaking to reporters after the Republican Policy Committee luncheon at the Capitol Wednesday, are finalizing details of a tax plan they hope to vote on this week.

Some senators want the tax overhaul to come with a built-in trigger: If budget deficits grow, tax cuts will be reversed. But several key senators strongly oppose the idea.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Garrison Keillor Accused Of ‘Inappropriate Behavior,’ Minnesota Public Radio Says

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Garrison Keillor, creator and former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," talks at his St. Paul, Minn., office in July.

The creator and former host of A Prairie Home Companion has been accused of “inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him,” MPR says. The radio station is cutting ties with Keillor.

(Image credit: Jeff Baenen/AP)

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Trump Wins Opening Round In Legal Battle Over Consumer Watchdog Agency

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Mick Mulvaney speaks at a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday.

The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms, after its director resigned.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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For China’s High-Flying Tycoons, A Precarious Balance

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

LeEco CEO Jia Yueting speaks  in San Francisco in October 2016.

Last year, China produced 101 new billionaires. But some tycoons are falling from grace — whether due to corruption, debt or their own bad investments.

(Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

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