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How Technology And Hefty Subsidies Make U.S. Cotton King

NPR's Planet Money team is manufacturing its own T-shirt. More than 25,000 of the shirts were sold online. And then the team set out to follow the process around the globe. All this week, we'll hear the step-by-step journey of the Planet Money T-shirt. In this installment, a search for the place where the cotton was grown. Find out more about cotton and the Planet Money T-Shirt project here.
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HealthCare.gov Works Better But Problems Lurk Below The Surface

The administration says Healthcare.gov is now working for the vast majority of users. And as evidence of that improvement, it said that 375,000 visitors used the site on Monday before noon. But that doesn't mean that people who enroll on the site will actually have the insurance coverage they signed up for by Jan. 1. The back end of the system — where the website provides customer and subsidy information to insurers --is still riddled by delays.
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Retailers Expect $2 Billion In Cyber Monday Sales

It is Cyber Monday, the day that's become known for internet shopping deals. Online retailers are expected to set new records. Robert Siegel shares some of what's known about how things are going so far.
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In The Future, You Could Get Your Amazon Order Delivered By Drone

The online retailer Amazon made a big splash with its announcement of drone-delivered packages, even though the plan isn't fully ready for flight.
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NBC Will Go Live With 'The Sound Of Music'

The hills will be alive with The Sound of Music on NBC on Thursday night. Singer Carrie Underwood and Broadway heavy hitter Audra McDonald will star in a new production of the musical, which NBC will broadcast live. For more on why the network is staging this production, Robert Siegel talks to Brian Steinberg, a senior TV editor at Variety.
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More Violence In Thailand As Protesters, Government Deadlocked

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are said to be getting desperate. After eight days of large demonstrations in the capital Bangkok, including the blockade and occupation of government ministries, the two sides have reached deadlock. The governments policy of restraint has weakened public support for the protesters, but they are still demanding that the government be replaced by an un-elected council. Reporter Michael Sullivan joins Robert Siegel to talk about events there.
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A Battle For Fair Housing Still Raging, But Mostly Forgotten

A recent This American Life episode tackled the continuing consequences of housing discrimination in America. But why is there so little momentum behind stopping it? ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones explains.
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A Soldier Accused, But Few Answers In Death Of Iraqi Teens

Last month, military investigators began a process to charge Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera with two counts of murder in the 2007 fatal shooting of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths. But Carl Prine, a reporter who has been following the story, says it is still unclear what happened and why it took so long for the military to act.
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Commuter Train Derails In The Bronx

An early morning commuter train derailed in New York City on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63. Five cars went off the track as the train took a large curve in the Bronx burough of the city. Host Rachel Martin gets the latest from NPR's Jim Zarroli.
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N.Y. Train Derailment Kills 4

An early morning commuter train derailed in New York City on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63. Five cars went off the track as the train took a large curve in the Bronx burough of the city. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Joe Stepansky of the New York Daily News, who's at the scene.

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