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Analysis: Federal Employees Coping With Winter Via Telework

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Extreme weather has caused a number of disruptions around the Washington region, from school closures to travel conditions, and it has led the federal government to take four full snow days this season. But a winter closure doesn't translate into a day off for everyone. The growth of teleworking in the federal government has meant many employees are still working from home, even when the weather is bad.

Government Executive Editor-in-chief Tom Shoop talks with WAMU Host Matt McCleskey about efforts to keep workers productive when snow shuts the government down.

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In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.
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How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
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Fact Check: Trump's Speech On The Economy Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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