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"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Businesses across the country are taking advantage of a controversial visa program that offers foreigners a speedier path to the residency in the United States if they invest in business ventures. The EB-5 program is now part of Virginia's gubernatorial race -- the Democratic candidate is linked to a car company that made use of those visas to solicit foreign investment. We explore how the program works and why it's become a flash point in Virginia's politics.


ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

ABC will air "It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon's golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

When Tipping Was Considered Deeply Un-American

Imported from Europe, the custom of leaving gratuities began spreading in the U.S. post-Civil War. It was loathed as a master-serf custom that degraded America's democratic, anti-aristocratic ethic.

Trump Remains On Top Of GOP Field As Start Of Primary Voting Nears

There are now just 10 weeks until voting begins. After Thanksgiving, there are some clear themes emerging in the state of the presidential race.

Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked

It took about 30 teams of scientists worldwide, using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data, to see patterns aligning of what will happen decades and centuries from now.

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